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  • Published: New York : HarperCollins, 2006.
  • Year Published: 2006
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 420

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0060542098
  • 0060542101 (lib. bdg.) :

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Fancy Nancy

by O'Connor, Jane.

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Call number: E OCO

Available Copies: Downtown Youth PicBks, Malletts Youth Picture Books

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A young girl who loves fancy things helps her family to be fancy for one special night.

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Fancy girl

My kids like to be a fancy girl also


Fancy Nancy loves everything elaborate-- accessories, sparkles, the french language-- if it makes things fancier, Nancy is all about it. When she's given the chance to give her plain family lessons in fanciness, Nancy leaps at the opportunity.

O'Connor perfectly captures the voice of her enthusiastically fabulous protagonist, and readers will find themselves learning the tricks to living fancy (e.g. wearing lacy socks, always choosing sprinkles) along with Nancy's family.

The real joy of this book, though, are Glasser's amazingly detailed watercolor illustrations. The vivacity of Nancy leaps off the page thanks to her expressive facial expressions, multitude of accessories and baubles, and bright color palette.

Though the femininity of Nancy will likely turn off male readers, little girls will eat the story up and the multitude of details in the illustrations will help to keep parents interested through multiple reads as well.

Fancy Nancy

I thought this was a great book and I read it to my boys. Very fun story and I loved the word choice.


Very sweet book which is the first a lovely series. Beautiful illustrations, good story of a fancy girl and her supportive and good natured family.

Great Fun

Great story and characters.My girls love this series.

Loved it!

It was nice of Nancy to give her family fancy lessons.

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