Karen's Wish is the first book in the Baby-Sitters Little Sister Super Special series.
Back Cover Summary
Karen is going on a trip to her Granny's farm. There are all kinds of fun things to do there, like playing with the animals and riding on the tractor.
Granny lives so far away, Karen has to take a plane to get there. But Karen has never flown alone before. She hopes it's not too scary!
Karen is invited out to Nebraska to spend two whole weeks on the farm with Granny and Grandad Engle (Seth's parents). Karen gets to fly on an airplane alone (each time she has a flight attendant look out for her). When she gets to Nebraska she is appalled at first at how different life there was from Stoneybrook. Granny and Granddad live on a farm, thirty miles away from the nearest store. They do not have a TV. At first, Karen wants to come home but she learns how to entertain herself. Karen helps with the chores on the farm and becomes responsible for the vegetable garden, including making a salad for dinner each night. She also learns how to knit. Karen makes a friend named Tia, who lives down the road from Granny and Granddad. Tia has short hair and owns a boy's bike, even though she is a girl. Tia teaches Karen how to make her own board games and wrapping paper. They also set up a vegetable stand and have a sleepover using hammocks on the front porch. At the end of two weeks, Karen does not want to come home.
Characters in this book
- Karen Brewer
- Andrew Brewer
- Big House - Watson Brewer, Elizabeth Thomas-Brewer, Charlie Thomas, Sam Thomas, Kristy Thomas, David Michael Thomas, Emily Michelle Brewer, Nannie
- Little House: Lisa Engle, Seth Engle
- Gayle and Joan - Karen's attendants at the airport
- Granny Engle
- Grandad Engle
- Angela, Wade, Frank, and Missy - hired hands at the farm
- Greta - store owner
- Lewis - passenger on the airplane
Places in this book
- Little House
- Big House
- Unnamed airport
- pages 103-133 contain travel-related activities and games