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This article is about the original novel. For the graphic novel, see Kristy and the Snobs (Graphic Novel). For the Netflix episode, see Kristy and the Snobs (episode).

Kristy and the Snobs is the eleventh book in the original The Baby-Sitters Club series by Ann M. Martin. Kristy moves to a new neighborhood following her mother's marriage in Book #6 Kristy's Big Day, where she is feeling inferior to the other residents, especially when they make fun of her sick dog, Louie Thomas. Also, a new associate member, Shannon Kilbourne, joins the club.

Back Cover[]

Kristy's mom got married again last summer and now Kristy and her family live in a new neighborhood. The kids aren't very friendly. In fact, they're...well, snobs. They criticize Kristy's clothes. They make fun of the Baby-sitters Club. And worst of all, they laugh at Louie, Kristy's pet collie, who's going blind. Nobody does that and gets away with it!

Kristy's fighting mad — and she's not going to put up with it much longer. If anyone can beat a Snob Attack, it's the Baby-sitters Club. And that's just what they're going to do!

Main Plot[]

Kristy has a hard time fitting into her new neighborhood and thinks the other girls in the neighborhood are snobs. When she first meets Shannon Kilbourne, they instantly hate each other and start pulling pranks on each other.

Later, Shannon confesses that she was jealous of Kristy's success with the Baby-sitters Club and the jobs that Kristy was getting that used to go to Shannon. They end up becoming friends and Shannon becomes an associate member of the BSC.

Kristy babysits for new clients, The Delaneys and she and the BSC deal with their spoiled children, Amanda and Max.

Subplot[]

The Thomas-Brewer family's collie dog, Louie is getting ill and old which forces the family to put Louie down. The family throws a funeral for Louie and in the end, they adopt one of Shannon Kilbourne's puppies and named it "Shannon".

Baby-Sitting Chapters

  • Mary Anne babysits for the Perkinses where Myriah & Gabbie are helping prepare the room for their new baby sister. When Jamie Newton visits the girls, he says that he wanted to call his baby sister "stupid-head" which makes Gabbie upset. To help cheer Gabbie up, Myriah & Mary Anne throw a tea party for Gabbie and her toys.
  • Dawn babysits her younger brother, Jeff, who gives her a hard time and yells at her which upsets her. At the next club meeting, Dawn appears visibly upset over what happened.
  • Claudia helps out Mallory Pike with her siblings (Adam, Jordan, Byron, Margo, & Claire), who are sick with the chicken pox.

Characters[]

Kristy's Family

BSC Members

Kids

Pre-teens

Teenagers

Adults

  • Mimi Yamamoto
  • Mrs. Delaney
  • Mrs. Rodowsky (mentioned)
  • Dr. Smith - the Thomas' veterinarian
  • Employee at Mr. Storks Diapers
  • Theodore "Trip" Gwyne - the man that Sharon has been dating
  • Pizza Express driver

Locations[]

  • Brewer/Thomas House
  • Papadakis House
  • Kishi House
  • Perkins House
  • Delaney House
  • Schafer House
  • Pike House
  • Kilbourne House - just the outside of it

Pop Culture and Real-Life References[]

  • Leave it to Beaver
  • Tinker Toys, Matchbox, Legos, Lincoln Logs (toys)
  • Mary Poppins
  • The Aristocats

Continuity and Inconsistencies[]

Continuity

Inconsistencies

Kristy refers to Lisa as the first Mrs. Brewer. But Lisa’s last name has been Engle since she married Seth, and that happened before this book.

Ann M. Martin's Dear Reader Letter[]

Dear Reader,

If you have just read Kristy and the Snobs, you may have noticed that this is a book of “firsts”— the first book about Kristy and her new family, the first book about Kristy in her new neighborhood, the book in which Kristy first meets Shannon Kilbourne, and the book in which Shannon the puppy first appears.

Shannon the puppy is given to Kristy’s family after their beloved collie Louie dies. Like Kristy, I am a pet lover. I never had a dog growing up, but our family had lots of cats and other pets. Of course, when our pets died I felt very sad, so I wanted to write about this in a Baby-sitters Club book. Now, many years later, the book is helping me deal with my feelings about my cat Mouse, who has grown old and very ill. However, just like Kristy’s family, I have recently acquired a brand-new pet — an adorable kitten named Gussie. He’s nothing like Mouse, but I love him, and I’m enjoying watching him grow up.

Trivia[]

  • The book was adapted into eleventh episode (the first episode of season 2) of the Netflix series.[1].
  • This is the first appearance of Shannon Kilbourne.
  • The book’s working title was Kristy Meets the Snobs.
  • On the dedication page it says "In Memory of Neena and Grandpa" Ann's grandparents.
  • Charlie used to drive his mom's beat up old station wagon.
  • Watson's house does not have a pool. However, he’s been thinking about getting one since Karen and Andrew are older. This is the only book that mentions this.
  • Louie took turns sleeping in everyone's rooms.
  • Watson offered to buy Kristy new clothes if she wants any.
  • Stacey seems older to Kristy.
  • Kristy stayed after school to watch a field hockey game. The game took place at SMS. Kristy says the late bus dropped off at home in time for Charlie to drive her to the club meeting. If she didn’t need to go home before the club meeting, she could’ve just walked to Claudia‘s house from SMS.
  • The cover is from chapter 3.
  • Tiffany Kilbourne originally starts the series at 11 years old and a baby-sitter herself. Linny says that she sits for him and his siblings from time to time. This is later inconsistent in the series as a whole because sometimes she'll be described as ten or needs to be baby-sat regardless of her age.
  • Mrs. Pike doesn't let the triplets be alone at the house often.
  • Tigger is mentioned to have worms in this book.
  • Kristy cries in this book about Louie.
  • Stacey introduces the game snail to Max and Amanda, because the kids think hopscotch is boring.
  • The Pike kids (except Mallory, and initially Nicky, and Vanessa) have chicken pox.
  • Andrew's class had read about a pet dying in a book before Louie had died so he understood what was going on.
  • Kristy misses a BSC meeting to put Louie down.

Alternative Covers[]

Baby-Sitters Club Books
The Summer Before | #1 Kristy's Great Idea | #2 Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls | #3 The Truth About Stacey | #4 Mary Anne Saves the Day | #5 Dawn and the Impossible Three | #6 Kristy's Big Day | #7 Claudia and Mean Janine | #8 Boy-Crazy Stacey | #9 The Ghost at Dawn's House | #10 Logan Likes Mary Anne! | #11 Kristy and the Snobs | #12 Claudia and the New Girl | #13 Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye | #14 Hello, Mallory | #15 Little Miss Stoneybrook... and Dawn | #16 Jessi's Secret Language | #17 Mary Anne's Bad-Luck Mystery | #18 Stacey's Mistake | #19 Claudia and the Bad Joke | #20 Kristy and the Walking Disaster | #21 Mallory and the Trouble with Twins | #22 Jessi Ramsey, Pet-sitter | #23 Dawn on the Coast | #24 Kristy and the Mother's Day Surprise | #25 Mary Anne and the Search for Tigger | #26 Claudia and the Sad Good-bye | #27 Jessi and the Superbrat | #28 Welcome Back, Stacey! | #29 Mallory and the Mystery Diary | #30 Mary Anne and the Great Romance | #31 Dawn's Wicked Stepsister | #32 Kristy and the Secret of Susan | #33 Claudia and the Great Search | #34 Mary Anne and Too Many Boys | #35 Stacey and the Mystery of Stoneybrook | #36 Jessi's Baby-Sitter | #37 Dawn and the Older Boy | #38 Kristy's Mystery Admirer | #39 Poor Mallory! | #40 Claudia and the Middle School Mystery | #41 Mary Anne vs. Logan | #42 Jessi and the Dance School Phantom | #43 Stacey's Emergency | #44 Dawn and the Big Sleepover | #45 Kristy and the Baby Parade | #46 Mary Anne Misses Logan | #47 Mallory on Strike | #48 Jessi's Wish | #49 Claudia and the Genius of Elm Street | #50 Dawn's Big Date | #51 Stacey's Ex-Best Friend | #52 Mary Anne + 2 Many Babies | #53 Kristy for President | #54 Mallory and the Dream Horse | #55 Jessi's Gold Medal | #56 Keep Out, Claudia! | #57 Dawn Saves the Planet | #58 Stacey's Choice | #59 Mallory Hates Boys (and Gym) | #60 Mary Anne's Makeover | #61 Jessi and the Awful Secret | #62 Kristy and the Worst Kid Ever | #63 Claudia's Freind Friend | #64 Dawn's Family Feud | #65 Stacey's Big Crush | #66 Maid Mary Anne | #67 Dawn's Big Move | #68 Jessi and the Bad Baby-sitter | #69 Get Well Soon, Mallory! | #70 Stacey and the Cheerleaders | #71 Claudia and the Perfect Boy | #72 Dawn and the We Love Kids Club | #73 Mary Anne and Miss Priss | #74 Kristy and the Copycat | #75 Jessi's Horrible Prank | #76 Stacey's Lie | #77 Dawn and Whitney, Friends Forever | #78 Claudia and Crazy Peaches | #79 Mary Anne Breaks the Rules | #80 Mallory Pike, No. 1 Fan | #81 Kristy and Mr. Mom | #82 Jessi and the Troublemaker | #83 Stacey vs. the BSC | #84 Dawn and the School Spirit War | #85 Claudia Kishi, Live From WSTO! | #86 Mary Anne and Camp BSC | #87 Stacey and the Bad Girls | #88 Farewell, Dawn | #89 Kristy and the Dirty Diapers | #90 Welcome to the BSC, Abby! | #91 Claudia and the First Thanksgiving | #92 Mallory's Christmas Wish | #93 Mary Anne and the Memory Garden | #94 Stacey McGill, Super Sitter | #95 Kristy + Bart = ? | #96 Abby's Lucky Thirteen | #97 Claudia and the World's Cutest Baby | #98 Dawn and Too Many Sitters | #99 Stacey's Broken Heart | #100 Kristy's Worst Idea | #101 Claudia Kishi, Middle School Dropout | #102 Mary Anne and the Little Princess | #103 Happy Holidays, Jessi | #104 Abby's Twin | #105 Stacey the Math Whiz | #106 Claudia, Queen of the Seventh Grade | #107 Mind Your Own Business, Kristy! | #108 Don't Give Up, Mallory! | #109 Mary Anne to the Rescue | #110 Abby the Bad Sport | #111 Stacey's Secret Friend | #112 Kristy and the Sister War | #113 Claudia Makes Up Her Mind | #114 The Secret Life of Mary Anne Spier | #115 Jessi's Big Break | #116 Abby and the Best Kid Ever | #117 Claudia and the Terrible Truth | #118 Kristy Thomas, Dog Trainer | #119 Stacey's Ex-Boyfriend | #120 Mary Anne and the Playground Fight | #121 Abby in Wonderland | #122 Kristy in Charge | #123 Claudia's Big Party | #124 Stacey McGill... Matchmaker? | #125 Mary Anne in the Middle | #126 The All-New Mallory Pike | #127 Abby's Un-Valentine | #128 Claudia and the Little Liar | #129 Kristy at Bat | #130 Stacey's Movie | #131 The Fire at Mary Anne's House
Super Specials
#1 Baby-sitters on Board! | #2 Baby-sitters' Summer Vacation | #3 Baby-sitters' Winter Vacation | #4 Baby-sitters' Island Adventure | #5 California Girls! | #6 New York, New York! | #7 Snowbound | #8 Baby-sitters at Shadow Lake | #9 Starring the Baby-sitters Club #10 Sea City, Here We Come! | #11 The Baby-sitters Remember | #12 Here Come the Bridesmaids! | #13 Aloha, Baby-sitters! | #14 BSC in the USA | #15 Baby-sitters' European Vacation
Portrait Collection
Stacey's Book | Claudia's Book | Dawn's Book | Mary Anne's Book | Kristy's Book | Abby's Book
Other
The Baby-Sitters Club Notebook (1987) | The Baby-Sitters Club Postcard Book (1991) | Trivia & Puzzle Fun Book (1992) | Ann M. Martin: The Story of the author of the Baby-sitters Club (1993) | The Baby-Sitters Club Guide to Babysitting (1993) | The Baby-Sitters Club Chain Letter (1993) | The Baby-Sitters Club Secret Santa (1994) | Audio Books on Cassette Tape (1994-5) | BSC Movie Novelization (1995) | The Complete Guide to the Baby-Sitters Club (1996) | Autograph Book (1998) | BSC Graphic Novels (2006-present) | We Are the Baby-Sitters Club: Essays and Artwork from Grown-Up Readers (2021) | Welcome to Stoneybrook: A Guided Journal (2021) | The Official Coloring Book (2023)
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