Fancy Nancy by Jane O'Connor
Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth

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O’Connor and Glasser are as in synch as ever, and readers who have grown up with Fancy Nancy will be thrilled to follow her new career path.
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Kids who grew up with Jane O'Connor's Fancy Nancy picture books can spend some quality time with their BFF because Nancy Clancy is now starring in her own chapter books!

Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth is the first in a series of delightful middle-grade mysteries. Sassy Fancy Nancy is now a detective. Told in the third-person narrative, when one of Nancy's classmate's most special possessions disappears from school, it's up to her to save the day. With the help of her friend Bree, she follows the clues to an unexpected source.

Fans of Nancy Drew's Clue Crew will be happy to see a new Nancy join the ranks of super sleuths.

Robin Preiss Glasser illustrates Nancy's story with liveliness, wit, and fanciness.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

 

About Jane O'Connor

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Jane O'Connor is the author of more than thirty books for children, including Nina, Nina Ballerina, illustrated by DyAnne DiSalvo, and the Fancy Nancy picture book series. Ms. O'Connor lives with her family in ever-posh New York City.Desde la publicacion de Nancy la Elegante, el closet de Jane O’Connor cuenta con tantas boas, coronas y atuendos brillantes que a veces sus amigas no la reconocen por la calle. Aun reside (esa es una palabra elegante para decir que vive) en la ciudad de Nueva York con su familia y su companero canino, Arrow. Dan Gutman has written many weird books for kids. He lives in New Jersey (a very weird place) with his weird wife and two weird children. Dave Keane always loved monsters as a kid. Halloween was his favorite holiday, and he dreamed of becoming a werewolf or a vampire when he grew up. Instead he became a children's book writer and illustrator. Now he and his wife stay busy raising three little monsters of their own in Northern California. Jeff Brown created the beloved character of Flat Stanley as a bedtime story for his sons. He has written other outrageous books about the Lambchop family, including Flat Stanley, Stanley and the Magic Lamp, Invisible Stanley, Stanley's Christmas Adventure, Stanley in Space, and Stanley, Flat Again!
 
Published April 3, 2012 by HarperCollins. 144 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Fancy Nancy
All: 8 | Positive: 7 | Negative: 1

Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Reviewed by n/a on Feb 20 2012

O’Connor and Glasser are as in synch as ever, and readers who have grown up with Fancy Nancy will be thrilled to follow her new career path.

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Kirkus

Excellent
Reviewed by n/a on Mar 01 2012

It’s hard to write mysteries for a chapter-book audience, but O’Connor creates a plot with subtle clues and red herrings that allow readers to puzzle out the mystery along with Nancy.

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Common Sense Media

Excellent
Reviewed by Patricia Tauzer on Apr 03 2012

Author Jane O'Connor shows she knows kids and captures their world "superbly."

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Concord Monitor

Excellent
Reviewed by Sarah Earle on Apr 19 2012

Along with the familiar Fancy Nancy elements, the new book offers budding readers a good old-fashioned whodunit.

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Bibliophile By the Sea

Good
Reviewed by Bibliophile By The Sea on Mar 27 2012

It's not just a fun mystery, but it is educational as well.

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YA Book Nerd

Good
Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel on Apr 27 2012

It expands upon our favorite characters without loosing the charm from the picture books.

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A Novel Toybox

Below average
Reviewed by CircusToyBox on Mar 27 2012

Overall, a pleasant read though not quite memorable.

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Booklady's Notes

Good
Reviewed by Mrs. Archer on Apr 27 2012

It’ a great pre-cursor to introducing younger readers to the classic Nancy Drew mysteries.

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