Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth is NOW IN PAPERBACK!

Now available in paperback! This review was originally posted featuring the hardcover July 2012.

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9780062082930Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth by Jane O’Connor
Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser
Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Readers
Ages 7 to 10, Grades 2 to 5
Pages: 128 Hardcover, NOW IN PAPERBACK!
Date Published: April 3, 2012

In her chapter book debut, Nancy Clancy must find the culprit when a prized possession goes missing at school.

Fancy Nancy is growing up-she’s now appearing in her first ever chapter book!

It’s Parents’ Day at school, and Nancy and her classmates are displaying their most prized possessions. Then one mysteriously vanishes (that’s fancy for goes missing)! It’s up to Nancy and her sidekick, Bree, to crack the case, but will Nancy realize the culprit is right under her nose?

While not quite the same I remember my excitement when a chapter book series I read in my early reader days published their first college book. The series was growing with me and I was ecstatic. Now for readers, having spent their earlier years with Fancy Nancy picture books and then I Can Read! early readers, look and see! Fancy Nancy is growing with you into her very own chapter book! Jump into Nancy Clancy: Super Sleuth Book #1 and see if you can discover the mystery.

As a mother that wants to encourage reading I am very happy about this new series and the chapter names are awesome with things like “Hardly a mystery”, “the plot thickens”, and “crime and punishment”. I think this book and chapters could induce memories to last. Great as a read aloud or for that chapter book reader in your home.

Then… on top of everything else it is a gorgeous book! An amazing and colorful cover image with a slightly older Nancy and then black & white illustrations throughout to enhance the Fancy Nancy text experience. I’m super excited!

The mystery within is fun and exciting to unravel and in the end with a great lesson for all. I am also super excited for the sequel, Secret Admirer to be released in January 2013.

Jane O’Connor is an editor at a major publishing house who has written more than thirty books for children, including the bestselling Fancy NancyFancy Nancy and the Posh PuppyFancy Nancy: Bonjour, ButterflyFancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas, and Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique. She lives with her family in New York City. You can visit her online at

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The Creative Madness Mama also known as Margaret is a Christian Stay-at-home Mama, married to the Enginerd, Quilter, avid reader and book-a-holic. A book blogger for bunches of different publicists. She loves to share the latest and greatest about books coming out as well as her quilt and other crafty projects with some pictures of her eight-year-old AppleBlossom, three-year-old Almond Blossom (the Rascal boy!), six-year-old OrangeBlossom (the Princess), and newborn Mermaid Warrior in between. Plotting to be a homeschooler, she's a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, list making mama full of a little creative and a lot of madness.