The Baby-Sitters Club Wiki
Advertisement
The Baby-Sitters Club Wiki

Mallory Pike #1 Fan (UK Title: Mallory Pike, No. 1 Fan) is the 80th book in The Baby-Sitters Club series.

Back Cover Summary[]

Mallory's in seventh heaven. She's about to start a new job—as a part-time assistant to her favorite children's book author, Henrietta Hayes! It's for a special English class project: a study of Ms. Hayes's life, and how it figures in her novels and plays. And to round out the project, Mal will write her own play, for the Kids Can Do Anything Club. The whole thing is really exciting—and Mal's bound to get an A!

Then Mallory's research uncovers some troubling facts about Henrietta Hayes's past. And suddenly it looks as though Mal's perfect idol—not to mention her perfect grade—is about to come crashing down.

Summary[]

Subplot[]

As part of her school project, Mallory writes a play and has the Kids Can Do Anything Club perform it. The play is about the Pike family, and it insults nearly all the family members.

Characters[]

Mallory's Family

BSC Members

Kids

Teenagers

Adults

Locations[]

Pop Culture and Real-Life References[]

  • Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, and The Firebird (Ballets)
  • Stuart Little, Peter Pan, Charlotte's Web Little Women (books)
  • A Christmas Carol

Continuity and Inconsistencies[]

Continuity

  • Mallory's hair is described as brown-red.
  • Mallory brings up the Peter Pan production from Starring the Baby-sitters Club! in chapter four.
  • Mallory remembers the time she was sick with mono from Get Well Soon, Mallory!.
  • In chapter 12, Mallory goes over how the family got Pow.

Inconsistencies

  • In chapter 1, Claire is said to be four years old.
  • Charlotte and Becca volunteer to be part of the play even though they have stage fright. However, Charlotte's stage fright is mentioned since she played the mother in case her stage fright took over. Becca's is completely over looked.
  • Mrs. and Mr. Pike are said to have no rules, however there is one mentioned that they can't brush Pow in the living room
  • Mallory assumes that all writers write about their experiences, however she's shown to have known better in previous books such as Mallory on Strike.

Ann M. Martin's Dear Reader Letter[]

Dear Reader,

In Mallory Pike, #1 Fan, Mallory not only meets one of her favorite authors, but she gets to work for her as well. I don't get to know many of my fans personally, but when I first started writing, I did start several pen pal friendships. In those days, the Baby-sitters Club was just beginning, and I received only a few letters every year, so I could write back and forth frequently to kids who had written to me. Now I get about 17,000 letters a year, so of course I can't be pen pals with all the kids who write to me. However, I make sure that everyone who writes gets a letter back. As you can imagine, I need help with this (or I wouldn't be able to write any books). Several people work out of their homes helping me answer all those letters. Guess what. One of those people is a former Baby-sitters Club fan. She was one of my original pen pals who is all grown up now. So Rebecca helps me, just like Mallory helps Henrietta Hayes. You never know what might happen when you write someone.

Trivia[]

  • This book's working title was originally Mallory and the Mystery Writer [1]
  • Mr. Williams is Mal and Jessi's English teacher.
  • The Kids Club meets in Room 164 at Stoneybrook Elementary School.
  • This is the first time Jessi says she wants to be a ballerina when she's older, prior to this book she admits that ballet was more of a hobby for her.
  • This is the second appearance of the Kids-Can-Do-Anything Club since Jessi's Wish.
  • Nicky once got stuck in a clothes hamper and his head between the banisters.
  • Mallory's grandpa died before she was born.
  • Dee showed Mallory how to use a computer word processing program and it's not hard.
  • Mallory is acknowledged in the Andersen reunion book.
  • In practice Mallory is writing fan fiction of the Andersen series when Henrietta asks her ideas about where the family would be.
  • Nicky and Vanessa are members of the Kids Club, but they weren’t in Mallory’s play. However, they could’ve been part of the group that made holiday decorations.
  • John Pike is not mentioned in Mallory’s play.
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)
Advertisement