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Karen's Magic Garden is the 76th book in the Baby-Sitters Little Sister series.

Back Cover Summary[]

Karen's family is having a reunion in Maine. Karen meets her cousin Diana for the first time. Diana is a lot of fun. Together the cousins explore the old house. They even find a hidden garden.

Karen and Diana fix up the garden. Soon it looks beautiful. Special things happen when they are there. Could the garden be magical, too?

Summary[]

Characters in this book[]

Karen's Family

Kids

  • Sarah - cousin, 10 years old
  • Jennifer - cousin, 5 years old
  • Two babies - cousin
  • Nicky - cousin
  • Benjamin - cousin
  • Clare - cousin
  • Laura - cousin
  • Diana - Karen's first cousin
  • Kelsey
  • Ricky Torres (mentioned)

Preteens

  • Jessi Ramsey (mentioned)
  • Theresa and Edward - cousin (12, twins)
  • Jonathan - cousin, 12 years old
  • Henry Jr. - cousin, 11 years olds

Adults

  • Grandma Packett
  • Grandpa Packett
  • Carol and John Packett (Karen's great aunt and uncle)
  • Ellen and Mark (Ellen is Lisa's sister)
  • Janet (Karen's aunt)
  • Henry (Karen's uncle)
  • Mark (Karen's uncle)
  • Michael (Lisa's first cousin)
  • Denise (Lisa's first cousin)
  • Mimi (Lisa's first cousin)
  • Alison (Lisa's first cousin)
  • Richard (Lisa's first cousin)
  • Philip (Lisa's first cousin)

Places in this book[]

  • Little House
  • Unnamed fast food restaurant
  • Lobster Cove, ME
  • Lighthouse - rest stop
  • Friendship House - restaurant

Trivia[]

  • Annemarie Eugenia Dillon is an ancestor to the family, but it's not mentioned which side she is on. She wrote in her diaries the summer of 1892. Her cousin Polly (short for Pauline) met her that summer for the first time. Later diaries were found from 1902.
    • Annemarie married her fiance Toby when she was nineteen years old.
    • Polly's father had remarried and moved to Europe by 1902.
    • Annemarie was blonde and Polly had dark brown hair.
  • Diana and her family are from Pennsylvania.
  • Karen likes to smooth her mashed potatoes before eating it.
  • This is the first Packett family reunion.
  • Jessi took on pet sitting the Engle's pets while they were gone.
  • Pop culture/real life references include: Que Sera, Sera (song), The Secret Garden (book)
  • The farthest back the Packett family can go back is the late 19th century.
  • Continuity: Karen mentions a time she did not keep a secret from Karen's Secret, Karen having a pretend husband from Karen's in Love
  • Lisa used to have picnics on the beach when she lived in Maine.

Gallery[]


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
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