- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 1 hour and 16 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: HarperAudio
- Audible.com Release Date: April 3, 2012
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007R075OA
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Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth: Fancy Nancy Audible – Unabridged
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Fancy Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth, features Nancy and her best friend Bree. Both girls love Nancy Drew books, and have learned a thing of two from them. When her teachers favorite blue marble disappears Nancy, dressed in a pink trench coat and sunglasses is on the case. She and Bree turn the tree house into a detective agency, and are determined to solve the mystery of of missing blue marble.
As with the previously Fancy Nancy books, there are plenty of new words and definitions to be found in this book. It's not just a fun mystery, but it is educational as well.
As an adult, I can appreciate the intent to have a continued appeal to girls who are a bit older than the target age of the original Fancy Nancy series. I felt this one was still awfully fun, but just seemed a tad less "fancy" ( fewer illustrations, black and white), than the earlier books geared toward younger girls. Fancy Nancy fans will still like it. (4.5/5 stars)
My only disappointment with the book is that it seemed very challenging compared to the original stories. I read the information posted about the book before purchased and it seemed to fit the level my daughter is reading at. She struggled and got a little frustrated with the challenging words. In the first chapter alone we faced words like criminal, heist and snorkel! However, she does plan to continue with the story, asking me after finishing the first chapter if she could read more tomorrow night.
My review is merely this; check out the story before introducing it with your child. If they are transitioning into chapter books, this might be a little challenging!
Perhaps in a year I will gladly check out the others in this series.
The story takes Nancy through three "mysteries" that she and Bree have decided to solve, a la the famous Nancy Drew. While this was sort of cute for us adults who have a knowledge of Nancy Drew, the many, many references to Nancy Drew went right over my 5-year-old's head. She hasn't read Nancy Drew, and those books are geared toward older kids. While attempting to solve one mystery, Nancy and Bree are concerned that they are going to get caught in a "booby trap." While Jane O'Connor is usually great about defining the "fancy" words in her books, she doesn't provide a definition for this term, yet uses it repeatedly as an important plot device. Likewise, with other words in the book, I kept waiting to see the clarification of something as "fancy," but O'Connor didn't use the term. I realize that this chapter book is intended for an older child than the original Fancy Nancy series, but to leave out such seminal phrasing took some of the charm out of Nancy. Sure, she's growing up, but I missed her overzealousness from the original books.
The story is fun in its inclusion of characters from previous Fancy Nancy books, notably Bree and Rhonda and Wanda. But only brief mention is given to Mrs. DeVine (and she doesn't actually appear in the story), and Miss Glass is completely gone, replaced by Nancy's current teacher, Mr. Dudeny. While I have to give O'Connor credit for adding an adult male to the cast of characters, I didn't care much for the new teacher.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fancy Nancy is very bad. I may be only 8 but I still know that Fancy Nancy is not very good. Here are all the bad things:
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We love Nancy Clancy in our house!!!! Such a great book for my girls to read. :-)Published 3 months ago by E.M. Finn
I feel a little old for fancy Nancy but the chapter books are a great way for me to still enjoy her booksPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I purchased this for my Grand Daughter. She will be 7 next month and loves Nancy Clancy.Published 4 months ago by Simon
My girls have grown up on Fancy Nancy and my 6 year old is so excited to see her growing up! Short, 2-3 page chapters are perfect for bedtime. Read morePublished 5 months ago by AleeRee