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.