With her typical flair and exuberance, Fancy Nancy Clancy describes her class poetry unit in this upbeat series installment. After learning about poetic forms, Nancy and her best friend, Bree, head off to their clubhouse, newly retrofitted into a “palace of poetry,” to write their own verse, but Nancy runs into a bad case of writer's block. With support from her parents and teacher, she finds inspiration, and after penning a sweet ode, she puts together an anthology to collect her favorite poems. Upbeat and instructive, this cheerful introduction to poetry is an easy fit for the elementary-school language-arts curriculum. Grades 1-3. --Gillian Engberg
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.