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Mallory Pike
Information
Full name

Mallory Pike

Joined

#14, Hello, Mallory (original books)
#5, Dawn and the Impossible Three
(graphic novels)

Left

#126, The All-New Mallory Pike

Title
Biographical
Nickname
Born

May 2

Hometown

Stoneybrook, CT

Age

10 - 11

Family

Pike Family

Romances
School

Riverbend Hall Boarding School
Stoneybrook Middle School

Grade

6th

Affiliations
Miscellaneous
First Appearance

#4 Mary Anne Saves the Day

Final Appearance

Graduation Day

Portrayed by

Meghan Andrews (TV)
Stacy Linn Ramsower (Film)
Vivian Watson (Web series)

Mallory "Mal" Pike is a Junior Officer in The Baby-Sitters Club along with Jessi Ramsey. She makes her first appearance as a sitting charge in Mary Anne Saves the Day and first appearance as a sitter in Hello, Mallory. She makes her last appearance in the main series in The All-New Mallory Pike. She appears briefly in the Baby-sitters Club: Friends Forever series and cameos in Graduation Day.

Personal Info

General

Physical Description

Mallory is described as five feet, one inch tall in Mallory's Christmas Wish.

Like Nicky and Vanessa, she wears glasses all the time. Like all the other Pikes she has reddish-brown hair (which is sometimes described as red) and blue eyes. Mallory is the only one in her family with curly hair in Hello, Mallory. She has freckles across her nose. She wants contacts but not allowed to get contacts until she is fifteen.

She hates her nose and gets it from her grandfather in Mallory Hates Boys (and Gym).

She has to wear braces for two years, which starts in Mallory and the Trouble with Twins. Both of her ears are pierced and got her hair cut short.

After her time at Riverbend Hall Boarding School, Stacey notes that she stands up straighter and more confident now in Stacey's Problem.

Clothing/Style

Her parents say she's not old enough for miniskirts and glittery sweatshirts in Claudia and the Bad Joke.

Mallory looks good in autumn colors such as orange-red and gold in Dawn and Whitney, Friends Forever.

She has a shirt that says "I'd rather be writing my novel." Her favorite outfit is jeans and a navy blue sweater in The All-New Mallory Pike.

She does not yet wear a bra in Jessi's Secret Language.

Personality Traits

Mallory is described as level-headed and practical in Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye. She believes she is more mature and older than she actually is. She can also be klutzy and uncoordinated in Mallory Hates Boys (and Gym). She keeps a journal. When she wants to mope she'll go to a fat sycamore tree on the playground to do so in Hello, Mallory. She wants to be an author and illustrator of children's books. Her siblings can annoy her at times, and she gets mad. She once gave Byron the Bizzer Sign in Dawn and the Impossible Three. Mallory says she's good at bargaining in Mallory and the Trouble with Twins.

Kristy calls her cool headed in Kristy and the Walking Disaster.

Journal

Her journal is a plain old composition book with a mottled black and white cover. She doesn't write every day, just whenever she feels like it. Only writes when she feels an urgency which is often. She likes to write when good things happen. She hides it underneath her mattress, which is mentioned in Mallory and the Mystery Diary.

Childhood Experiences

Mallory gets straight A's for the first time in fourth grade. She had a crush on her fourth-grade teacher, Mr. Barnes which was mentioned in Mallory and the Mystery Diary.

She entered the science fair three times when she was at Stoneybrook Elementary School and thought it was fun, even though she was not good at science. Mallory mentioned this in Jessi's Baby-sitter.

Mallory and Rachel Robinson would always work together on science projects in the fifth grade and had fun together in Poor Mallory!.

In Kristy's Mystery Admirer she mentions that she used to be scared of Halloween and wouldn't go trick or treating when she was six.

She mentioned that she called her third grade teacher, Ms. McCarthy, mom in Beware, Dawn!.

Biography

Mallory took horseback riding lessons in Book #54 Mallory and the Dream Horse, and while she was excited at first, they didn't exactly turn out the way she thought they would.

She starts the Pike Club meetings with siblings to talk about ways to save money while their dad was not working in Poor Mallory!. She sometimes walks her siblings to school. She's the last one home from school. She's always being asked to babysit siblings and has little privacy.

Mal is writing a story about Victoria called "The Real Princess" in Mary Anne and the Playground Fight.

In Stacey's Problem, she is home for the summer from Riverbend Hall Boarding School. There was a small welcome home party for her. Everyone has troubling adjusting to her being home and so does she. Everything is mostly worked out in the end.

Mal writes a story called the "Oogly Oogly Beast" in Claudia Kishi, Live From WSTO! which her family wants to perform on Claudia's radio show at Kristy's insistence. She gets a little embarrassed by the way Kristy tried to take over her story.

Room

When Mallory leaves for boarding school in The All-New Mallory Pike, she now rooms with Vanessa, Mallory, and Claire. She used to share a room with just Vanessa. Mallory has a navy blue bedspread and a trunk at the end of her bed.

Likes

  • Read (#17)
  • Write (#17)
  • Draw (#17)
  • Kids (#54)
  • Writing in the club notebook (#54)
  • Horses (#14)
  • Ear piercing boutique is her favorite shop in Washington Mall (#21)
  • Attics (M#3|)
  • Archery (#59)
  • Finding new words to use (#59)
  • Poems
    • Wynken, Blyken, and Nod (#19)
    • The Owl and the Pussycat (#19)
    • Jabberwocky (#19)
  • Writers
    • Barbara Morgenroth (#30)
    • Marguerite Henry (#29)
    • Lynn Hall (#30)
  • Books
    • A Morgan for Melinda (#14)
    • Green Knowe (#48)
    • Tom's Midnight Garden (#48)
    • From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
    • Black Beauty (#54)
  • English class (#122)
  • Artichokes (M#3)
  • Snow (#82)

Dislikes

Jobs

She is hired as Henrietta Hayes's assistant for three weeks in Mallory Pike, No. 1 Fan.

In Stacey's Lie she and Jessi get a paid jobs at Stoneybrook Community Center for the two week camp they hosted.

Medical

She gets chickenpox for the second time in Dawn's Wicked Stepsister. She sprains her ankle in Jessi's Gold Medal. She's prone to mosquito bites. In Get Well Soon, Mallory she comes down with mono.

Baby-sitting and Club Experiences

Mallory has lots of babysitting experience since she comes from a big family and has to help out. Things are wild and crazy in the Pike household. Naturally, she is used to lots of noise and isn't surprised at some of the craziest kid behavior as she has experienced it all herself, right in her own house. She knows a lot of silly songs that she heard from her brothers and sisters.

School-Related Experiences

Classes/Attendance

Her homeroom desk has a big EL carved in upper comer and heart carved in the lower corner. Jessi was a new student in Mal's sixth-grade homeroom. Her teacher is Mrs. Frederickson. Mal has gym third period on Mondays and Wednesdays. She has math fourth period and lunch the fifth period. French sixth period and study hall seventh period.

Science and math are the two hardest subjects for her. Her math teacher is Mr. Zizmore. She is asked to join a creative writing class that meets Tuesdays and Fridays. She loves English class; Mr. Williams is her English teacher.

She and Jessi Ramsey share English, gym, and science together in Jessi and the Troublemaker.

Extracurricular Activities

She wins the race for secretary of the sixth grade. She makes the archery team, most members of which are from seventh and eighth grade. She is an apprentice costume designer for Peter Pan in Starring the Baby-sitters Club!.

Awards/Demerits

She wins the Young Author's Day contest for best overall fiction in the sixth grade in Mallory on Strike. Her first detention happened when she refuses to play volleyball in gym class in Mallory Hates Boys (and Gym).

Getting to School

She and Stacey McGill use a code on school mornings to decide if they'll walk together. A white towel on the patio means she can walk with Stacey, Dawn, and Mary Anne to school. A red towel means she has to walk her siblings to school.

Grades

Mallory has never failed a subject in school. Gym has never been her strong point. She once copied off Jessi's paper during a test in The Baby-Sitters Club Chain Letter.

Lunch

Mal and Jessi eat a different lunch than the BSC. Mal and her siblings buy lunch every day or make their own.

Riverbend Hall Boarding School

Mallory starts to have problems in school when she tries teaching in Kristy in Charge as part of the Teachers of Tomorrow program. While trying to teach an eighth-grade class, she earned the nickname Spaz Girl, and starts to get bullied by classmates. In Stacey McGill... Matchmaker?, she begins to consider going to boarding school.

She visited the school in Mary Anne in the Middle and applied on a writing scholarship.

Mal finally moved away in The All-New Mallory Pike. It's mentioned in Stacey's Problem that school was going great for her and she was president of the computer club.

Social Activities

Dances

She dances at the Leicester Lodge Dance with Justin Price in Baby-sitters' Winter Vacation. It was her first dance with a boy. She went to the Mischief Night Masquerade by herself.

Mallory and Ben Hobart go to several dances including: Halloween Hop, Winter Wonderland Dance, Valentine Dance, and the Spring Dance.

Friends

Mallory's best friend is Jessi Ramsey, whom she first met in Book #14 Hello, Mallory, which was, in fact, Mallory's first book narration. Mallory and Jessi have many common interests: they both love reading, horses, horse books, and writing. Plus, they both have siblings and are the oldest in their families. They both want more freedom and feel their parents treat them like babies. They have homeroom, English, science, and lunch together. They always recommend books to each other and play horses together in Mallory and the Ghost Cat.

She is also friends with the members of the Baby-Sitter's Club:

Boys/Boyfriends

She had a crush on Ben Hobart, who moved to Stoneybrook from Australia. Mallory studies with him. She thinks his accent is cute. She studies with him and Ben asked her to a movie in Kristy and the Secret of Susan. He thinks she's a terrific girl. They slowly become an item in Beware, Dawn!. They had a short disagreement at the library in Stacey's Ex-Best Friend. Mallory and Ben never kissed as of Get Well Soon, Mallory!. They don't speak after he's mad that she had to bail out on a caroling date, after much confusion, they get back together in Here Come the Bridesmaids!.

Mallory briefly had a crush on Toby in Sea City, Here We Come!. She decides that they should just be friends, if that, because her heart lies more with Ben.

In Claudia and the Friendship Feud she develops a crush on a boy at a writing workshop with the nearby boys' school to Riverbend Hall Boarding School. She visits for Thanksgiving in the same book.

Trivia

In the graphic novels

Mallory in the graphic novels.

Mallory appears in Mary Anne Saves The Day, Claudia And Mean JanineDawn and the Impossible Three, and Kristy's Big Day. In the graphic novels, her glasses are bigger and her hair is brighter than in the original series. Also, she joins in the graphic novel Dawn and the Impossible Three, although in the original series, she joins The Baby-Sitters Club in Book #14 Hello, Mallory.

Media Portrayals

TV Series (1990)

She is portrayed by actress Meghan Andrews. In this version, she has a cousin named Vicki.

Movie

She is played by actress Stacy Linn Ramsower.

The Baby-Sitters Club (web series)

In the Netflix show, she is played by Vivian Watson. Her character is first introduced in Boy Crazy Stacey (Web Series Episode), rather than in The Truth About Stacey, where she was introduced in the book series. She doesn't wear glasses or have braces. She is also already best friends with Jessi before the events of Hello, Camp Moosehead! Part 1 (Web Series Episode).

Gallery

Book Covers

The Baby-Sitters Club'


Mystery

Super Special

Interior Illustrations

Book Covers

Other Images

Netflix Show

BSC Members

Kristy Thomas - President · Claudia Kishi - Vice President · Mary Anne Spier - Secretary · Stacey McGill - Treasurer
Dawn Schafer - Alt. Officer · Abby Stevenson - Alt. Officer · Mallory Pike - Junior Officer · Jessi Ramsey - Junior Officer
Logan Bruno - Associate Member · Shannon Kilbourne - Associate Member


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