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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Series: Fancy Nancy
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (October 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006123592X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061235924
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 9.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,654 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Pint-size glamour-puss Fancy Nancy is wholly in her element in this series entry about the often fraught exchange of sibling gifts. After spending her savings on her younger sister’s birthday present, Nancy spots something she’d like for herself. While raising money for it in a yard-sale fashion boutique, she gets into an argument with her little sister, but after some creative reflection, Nancy makes up with her while enjoying the good feelings that come with being generous. With the series’ usual combination of energetic pictures, challenging vocabulary, and spot-on family scenarios—as well as a high gowns-per-page ratio—this is sure to delight fans. 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.


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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.

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My granddaughter loves Fancy Nancy books.
flamingo lady
With Jane O'Connor's wonderful story lines and Robin Preiss Glasser's incredible illustrations, the Fancy Nancy books come to life.
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The characters are well developed and the illustrations really capture her attention despite her very young age.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on October 24, 2010
Format: Hardcover
We've been fans of Fancy Nancy at our house since the original book came out, eagerly awaiting each new picture book (and now, the I Can Read series as the girls get older). Along the way, we've been introduced to her parents, grandparents, teacher, best friend, dog, neighbor...and of course, her little sister. But while everyone else has gotten a name in the various books (It's even Mr. and Mrs. Clancy, making our heroine "Fancy Nancy Clancy"!), we've been waiting and waiting to learn Nancy's little sister's name. And finally we have it! I won't ruin anyone's delight in finding it out for themselves, but Little Sister is a central character in this latest, totally delightful volume. In shopping for Little Sister's birthday party -- a pirate theme -- Nancy finds a lace fan that she wishes to purchase for herself, but has already spent all her money on a birthday gift for her sister. She decides to hold a garage sale -- well, no, that's not fancy enough for our heroine...she sets up a Fabulous Fashion Boutique in her yard to sell some of her old outfits and accessories in order to earn the money for her fan. Along the way, she sells a necklace that her Little Sister had her eye on. Despair on Little Sister's part leads to guilt on Nancy's part since she really wants her sister to be happy on her birthday. How Nancy works it all out, and helps make Little Sister's birthday party a big hit is the finale...but for us, the big payoff was learning Little Sister's name in this lovely new storybook.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. R. on October 23, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Each new picture book that Ms. OConner writes is better than the next! My family couldn't wait to get the latest installment- this time, we finally find out what Nancy's little sister's name is! I'm not going to tell you- you'll have to get the book and look for yourself. What a treat! and the pictures are just as much fun as we've come to expect from our favorite book character. She is beginning to feel like a real person to us by now! We love her and her family, who always model just the right tone.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Working Mumma on December 17, 2011
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My 2 year old daughter loves all the Fancy Nancy books, and this title was no exception! The characters are well developed and the illustrations really capture her attention despite her very young age. This series is helping me to raise a life long lover of reading! I recommend this book to any mom looking for quality books to purchase for their little girl.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Timothy Haugh TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 30, 2010
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My daughter, Nancy, remains a big fan of the Fancy Nancy series and, I must say, I enjoy reading them to her. As the oeuvre continues to grow, however, some books seem to rise to the top of the reading list while others falter. My Nancy's favorite is clearly the Posh Puppy followed closely by the original book and Bonjour Butterfly. This one does not seem likely to rise into the top three.

Of course, there's nothing wrong with the story which centers on Nancy's sister's birthday. Nancy uses nearly all her money to buy her sister a present and then opens a yard sale style boutique to raise money to buy herself something. It goes awry when her sister wants as her birthday present a necklace Nancy sells. Being a good sister, Nancy gets the necklace back and gives it as a present, as well as saves the day when rain threatens to spoil the party.

In the end, however, this story is just a bit flat. The artwork is still fantastic and it's pleasant enough, but it seems to lack the energy and nice, subtle moral of the other books. (In fact, I'm not sure I like the fact that Nancy ends up with her desire at the end.) Other than the big reveal of Nancy's sister's name--which I won't give away here--there's not a lot that's as memorable as Nancy's slip at the ice cream parlor, Jewel "gak"ing in Nancy's dress, or the butterfly garden in the other books.

Still, time will tell. Maybe the story will grow on my daughter and me, as some of the other books have done. I'm certainly happy to have it on the shelf.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Leigh Lingwall on November 29, 2010
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I always love reading these books to my grand daughters because of the wonderful pictures and great characters, but this one actually also tells a great story with a plot that doesn't seem so contrived. Here Nancy matures to become the perfect big sister, showing generosity, consideration, and sacrifice as well as the creativity and fun spirit she's known for. I wouldn't mind reading this book over and over, as I'm sure we will!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By W. Miller on October 27, 2012
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I purchased Fancy Nancy for my daughter's Day Care group. The children all enjoy this book. She keeps it out to read it often. One of the girls has it and loves it so much her grandmother has purchased several Jane O'Connors books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kik on October 25, 2012
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This book has Nancy working to get something she wants and then gives it up so she could make her sister happy on her birthday. Nancy reflects and considers others feelings. It is a good read and her facial expressions get us talking.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Leppla on August 14, 2012
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It is Nancy's sister's birthday and she wants to have a Pirate Themed Birthday Party. How fun! While shopping for a birthday gift Nancy cannot decide what to get for her sister. However, she finds a fan that she must have for herself! To help raise money so she can buy this fancy fan, Nancy decides to sell some of her fancy cloths and things, creating a Fashion Boutique! Nancy's sister points out a necklace that she really likes and wants, however, Nancy needs money so she sells it to one of her friends. Having second thoughts, Nancy asks her friend to sell back the necklace so she can give it to her sister for her birthday. However, Nancy looses the money she gained for her fan, but gains the necklace for her sister just in time for her Pirate Birthday Party.

As with all Fancy Nancy books there is always an underlying, not so hidden, message - which is what I love about this series. You don't have to read between the lines to figure out what the author wants you to know. Obviously in this case O'Connor is sharing the lessons of selflessness and love. Fancy 'sacrifices' something she really wants to make sure that her sister has a fantastic birthday gift. Even though Nancy is not able to get her fan she finds happiness and fulfillment in her sister's happiness.

Out of all the Fancy Nancy books I believe that this one can be relateable to most children. The message of this installment can even cross over with boys - teaching them to be more selfless and caring for their family and friends.
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