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Fancy Nancy: Aspiring Artist Hardcover – March 1, 2011


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: Fancy Nancy
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (March 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061915262
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061915260
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.2 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,898 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

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.



Robin Preiss Glasser has illustrated such bestsellers as Super-Completely and Totally the Messiest! by Judith Viorst, Daddy's Girl by Garrison Keillor, and the Fancy Nancy picture books. She lives in Southern California with her family, puppy, and tiara collection.


More About the Author

Jane O'Connor is the author of more than thirty books for children, including the New York Times bestselling Fancy Nancy series, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser, and the Nina, Nina Ballerina stories, illustrated by Dyanne Disalvo-Ryan. Fancy Nancy was nominated for the Quill Award for Best Picture Book in 2007. The Emperor's Silent Army: Terra Cotta Warriors of Ancient China won Booklist's Best Nonfiction Book for Young Readers in 2000. Jane has two grown sons. She was born, bred and still lives in New York City with her husband and their canine companion, Arrow.

Customer Reviews

I liked Claude Monet's painting the most.
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I love get these books for my nieces- the illustrations are fantastic and the stories are so sweet.
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I love Fancy Nancy and so does my niece, she's 6.
W. Brown

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By The Baking Fairy on March 12, 2011
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This latest edition to the Fancy Nancy series was a big hit in our home. My four-year-old daughter, who has really taken off in her artwork these past few weeks, enjoyed this book immensely. In fact, she was so inspired by the story that she drew her own version of "Tulips in the Wind"! I would have to say that it is one of my favorites of the Fancy Nancy stories we have read (and we own 90% of them). I give it 4 out of 5 stars, though, because I think the book could have introduced more artists than just the four (Degas, Monet, Matisse, and Pollock) that were touched on and I think it would have been nice if the style/period of each artist was discussed (ie. Monet is one of the impressionists). Perhaps it is asking too much to incorporate that in a 32 page story for 4 - 8 year olds but that is what I felt was lacking in this book.

Otherwise, I think the story itself is nicely written. While Bree is on vacation for a week, Nancy occupies herself by building an art clubhouse in the backyard and trying out various styles of art each day, even touching on what it is like to have a creative block. Nancy, Robert, and Bree host an outdoor art gallery at the end of the week to display the artwork (mostly Nancy's) that they have created during their week of art exploration.

As for the previous reviewer who did not like the "smaller" size of the book, this is not one of the $17 big books like the original or _Posh Puppy_. This one is the same size as more recent stories like _Explorer Extraordinaire_, _Ooh la la! It's Beauty Day!_, or _Poet Extraordinaire_. These are my favorite size in the series. I think Jane O'Connor writes more "story" in this size (there is definitely more to read per page) and typically provides a good dose of information on the topic being explored.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Cathe VINE VOICE on March 27, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I thought this book would be perfect for my aspiring artist daughter, but she and I were both unimpressed by the book. There really was no story--just a list of art projects that Nancy tried. I really miss the originality and personality of the first few books. Also, my daughter wanted to know what happened with Bree--the story starts out with Nancy missing her friend but then the friend theme is totally dropped and it ends with her happy about getting a manicure. There's no story arc at all. I'd recommend this book only for extreme Fancy Nancy fans who like anything about her whether there is a story or not.The illustrations are the best part of this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By W. Brown on June 22, 2011
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I love Fancy Nancy and so does my niece, she's 6. This book didn't have a story, but more information and things to try. Like the Fancy Nancy: Tea Parties book, it has different projects to try. Some of her books like that, story or information, sometimes both. I loved it and my niece does too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sandy s. on August 23, 2011
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Our 3 year old granddaughter loves fancy nancy and in fact thinks she is fancy nancy and has her room decorated in fancy nancy style! Good pictures in these books, too!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Danielle on May 26, 2011
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My 7 year old is a huge Fancy Nancy fan, and has been for years. She has the entire collection. She loves this book, and gives it an A+!
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Fancy Nancy maybe a touch envious of her friend Bree’s family trip to the glam capital of the world, New York City, but she is determined to make her spring vacation an adventurous one none-the-less. Dawning her smock and beret Nancy transforms her clubhouse into an art studio and tries her hand at numerous styles of art inspired by famous artists such as Edgar Degas, Monet, Matisse, and Jackson Pollock. Her fruitful efforts add up to one dramatic art show that the entire neighborhood will love.

Super fun read to share with young children to introduce them to some renowned artists and hopefully inspire them to break out the art supplies and get creating.
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By Magnolia on April 28, 2014
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We love all Fancy Nancy books, they are fun to read.

My 3-yr-old loves looking at all of Nancy's outfits, this one was especially fun seeing different art styles & you get to see Nancy at ballet class.
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By Iris Wilson on April 11, 2014
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We gave this to our great-granddaughter for her 4th birthday. It's a beautiful book but my granddaughter said she would save it until Lily got a little older.
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