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FANCY NANCY: NANCY CLANCY, SUPER SLEUTH

Author: Jane O'Connor

Illustrator: Robin Preiss Glasser

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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers,

Material: hard cover

Summary: Fancy Nancy has all the tools she needs to be a great detective like her hero Nancy Drew. Now she just needs a case! When Nancy and Bree overhear the Polsky Twins arguing ... and Wanda threatening to tell Nancy about what Rhonda did. Then Mr. Dudeny's prized marble goes missing Voila! (That's a fancy word for aha!) they have not one but TWO cases. Fancy Nancy has moved to illustrated chapter stories as detective Nancy Clancy.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, read aloud book, transitional reader, illustrated chapter

Recommended Age: read together: 8 to 12; read yourself: 9 and up

Interest Level: 9 and up

Reading Level: 3.3

Young Reader Reaction: Review pending.

Adult Reader Reaction: I wasn't sure about how Fancy Nancy would "translate" into chapter stories, but worries have been put aside. This is a cute story that moves quickly and has the kinds of mysteries that kids will relate to. The situations are common in their lives; the culprits are not hardened criminals; and there are lessons about judging others.

Pros: Kids who loved Fancy Nancy picture books (yes, boys, too) will enjoy that Nancy is growing up just like them!

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. If you loved Nancy Drew growing up the kids in your life today will love Nancy Clancy.

If You Liked This Book, Try: A THIEF IN THE THEATER: A KIT MYSTERY (American Girl Mysteries)   YOUNG CAM JANSEN AND THE LIBRARY MYSTERY   IF PHOTOS COULD TALK; A SAM & STEPHANIE MYSTERY

Educational Themes: There are two story lines and both come back to people in Nancy's lives and she has to make a choice about how to react. Will she get mad at Rhonda for ruining her book? How does she feel about accusing a classmate and finding out its her sister? These are great jumping-off points for conversations with kids.

Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.

Literary Categories: Fiction - mystery, friendship, growing up, series

Date(s) Reviewed: November 2012

Other Reviews: See Critics' Reviews and reader feedback at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.




                 

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