Karen's Accident is the 81st book in the Baby-Sitters Little Sister series.

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Karen wants to play outside. Mommy tells her not to go in the treehouse. It is too dangerous. But Karen climbs up anyway. Then she slips and falls.

Karen is rushed to the hospital. She has to have an operation. It is going to be scary. But Karen is going to be brave.

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It is the end of winter vacation, and Karen and Nancy are playing in the snow. After a snowball fight, they have a secret snowball meeting and talk about the things they liked doing best. Nancy says she liked building snowpeople and getting presents for Hanukkah, and Karen says she liked sledding and watching her favorite figure skater, Irina Kozlova, on television. Mrs. Engle calls Andrew and Karen in and makes them some hot chocolate.

The next day at school, Ms. Colman tells her students to think of people they admire. Sara raises her hand and says she admires Harriet Tubman. Ms. Colman says that is a very good choice, but she wants the students to think of someone who is alive so they can write letters to him or her. Then the bell rings for recess.

After recess, the secretary from Mrs. Titus' office hands Ms. Colman a notice. The school is closing early due to weather conditions, and the kids are sent home before the roads get too slippery. When Karen gets home, she decides to play in the backyard. Her mother lets her play outside for a few minutes, but not in the treehouse because it's too dangerous. Outside, Karen remembers that Andrew left her magic wand in the treehouse, so she climbs up the treehouse to get it. She slips and falls on a tree stump, rupturing her spleen.

Mrs. Engle calls Dr. Dellenkamp and tells her what had happened to her daughter. Then she calls Mrs. Dawes and asks if it's okay for Andrew to stay at her house. Finally, she calls Mr. Engle at work and asks him to meet her and Karen at the hospital as soon as he can. Then she and Karen drive to the hospital.

Characters in this book[edit | edit source]

Karen's Family

Kids

Adults

  • Ms. Colman
  • Mr. Mundy - school bus driver
  • Mrs. Dawes
  • Dr. Dellankamp
  • Dr. Holter
  • Brian - day nurse
  • Sylvia - night nurse
  • Mrs. Silliman - in charge of the hospital playroom.

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Baby-Sitters Little Sister Books
#1 Karen's Witch | #2 Karen's Roller Skates | #3 Karen's Worst Day | #4 Karen's Kittycat Club | #5 Karen's School Picture | #6 Karen's Little Sister | #7 Karen's Birthday | #8 Karen's Haircut | #9 Karen's Sleepover | #10 Karen's Grandmothers | #11 Karen's Prize | #12 Karen's Ghost | #13 Karen's Surprise | #14 Karen's New Year | #15 Karen's in Love | #16 Karen's Goldfish | #17 Karen's Brothers | #18 Karen's Home Run | #19 Karen's Good-bye | #20 Karen's Carnival | #21 Karen's New Teacher | #22 Karen's Little Witch | #23 Karen's Doll | #24 Karen's School Trip | #25 Karen's Pen Pal | #26 Karen's Ducklings | #27 Karen's Big Joke | #28 Karen's Tea Party | #29 Karen's Cartwheel | #30 Karen's Kittens | #31 Karen's Bully | #32 Karen's Pumpkin Patch | #33 Karen's Secret | #34 Karen's Snow Day | #35 Karen's Doll Hospital | #36 Karen's New Friend | #37 Karen's Tuba | #38 Karen's Big Lie | #39 Karen's Wedding | #40 Karen's Newspaper | #41 Karen's School | #42 Karen's Pizza Party | #43 Karen's Toothache | #44 Karen's Big Weekend | #45 Karen's Twin | #46 Karen's Baby-sitter | #47 Karen's Kite | #48 Karen's Two Families | #49 Karen's Stepmother | #50 Karen's Lucky Penny | #51 Karen's Big Top | #52 Karen's Mermaid | #53 Karen's School Bus | #54 Karen's Candy | #55 Karen's Magician | #56 Karen's Ice Skates | #57 Karen's School Mystery | #58 Karen's Ski Trip | #59 Karen's Leprechaun | #60 Karen's Pony | #61 Karen's Tattletale | #62 Karen's New Bike | #63 Karen's Movie | #64 Karen's Lemonade Stand | #65 Karen's Toys | #66 Karen's Monsters | #67 Karen's Turkey Day | #68 Karen's Angel | #69 Karen's Big Sister | #70 Karen's Grandad | #71 Karen's Island Adventure | #72 Karen's New Puppy | #73 Karen's Dinosaur | #74 Karen's Softball Mystery | #75 Karen's County Fair | #76 Karen's Magic Garden | #77 Karen's School Surprise | #78 Karen's Half Birthday | #79 Karen's Big Fight | #80 Karen's Christmas Tree | #81 Karen's Accident | #82 Karen's Secret Valentine | #83 Karen's Bunny | #84 Karen's Big Job | #85 Karen's Treasure | #86 Karen's Telephone Trouble | #87 Karen's Pony Camp | #88 Karen's Puppet Show | #89 Karen's Unicorn | #90 Karen's Haunted House | #91 Karen's Pilgrim | #92 Karen's Sleigh Ride | #93 Karen's Cooking Contest | #94 Karen's Snow Princess | #95 Karen's Promise | #96 Karen's Big Move | #97 Karen's Paper Route | #98 Karen's Fishing Trip | #99 Karen's Big City Mystery | #100 Karen's Book | #101 Karen's Chain Letter | #102 Karen's Black Cat | #103 Karen's Movie Star | #104 Karen's Christmas Carol | #105 Karen's Nanny | #106 Karen's President | #107 Karen's Copycat | #108 Karen's Field Day | #109 Karen's Show and Share | #110 Karen's Swim Meet | #111 Karen's Spy Mystery | #112 Karen's New Holiday | #113 Karen's Hurricane | #114 Karen's Chicken Pox | #115 Karen's Runaway Turkey | #116 Karen's Reindeer | #117 Karen's Mistake | #118 Karen's Figure Eight | #119 Karen's Yo-Yo | #120 Karen's Easter Parade | #121 Karen's Gift | #122 Karen's Cowboy | 8 x 2 = Sweet Sixteen
Super Specials

#1 Karen's Wish | #2 Karen's Plane Trip | #3 Karen's Mystery | #4 Karen, Hannie, and Nancy | #5 Karen's Baby | #6 Karen's Campout

Activity Books
Activity Books | Secret Diary | School Scrapbook | Summer Fill-In Book | Jump Rope Rhymes | Playground Games | Photo Scrapbook | Book of Laughs
Other Series

Baby-Sitters Club | Super Special | Portrait Collection | Readers' Request | Mystery | Super Mystery | Baby-sitters Club: Friends Forever | California Diaries | The Kids in Ms. Colman's Class

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