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Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth

Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth

Series: Nancy Clancy Chapter Book (Book #1)
by Jane O'Connor Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser
Nancy Clancy has everything she needs to be a sleuth (that's a fancy word for detective). She has a glamorous magnifying glass complete with rhinestones, a totally professional pink trench coat, and a sleuthing partner with awesome code-breaking skills: her best friend, Bree. So when one classmate's most special possession disappears from school, it's up to Nancy to follow the clues to an unexpected source and save the day!
Series Information: Beloved for her entertaining readers and picture books, the vivacious Fancy Nancy is ready for a whole new set of adventures! A little older and a little wiser, but no less fancy, Nancy brings her trademark fashion, flair, and kind-heartedness into the chapter book format. With black-and-white spot art, large type, and, of course, fancy new words to learn, the Nancy Clancy chapter books give kids the chance to grow as readers alongside a familiar, one-of-a-kind character.
7, 8, 9
Interest Level
Grades 2 - 4
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Book Type
Chapter Book
Number of Pages
Comedy and Humor, Adventure

About the Author and Illustrator

Jane O'Connor Since the publication of "Fancy Nancy", Jane O'Connor's closet now boasts so many boas, tiaras, and sparkly ensembles that sometimes friends do not recognize her on the street. She still resides (that's a fancy word for lives) in New York City with her family and their canine companion, Arrow.
Robin Preiss Glasser Robin Preiss Glasser is the illustrator of best-selling books like America: A Patriotic Primer and You Can't Take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum and its two sequels. She has also illustrated Super-Completely and Totally the Messiest and Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move, both by Judith Viorst. Robin Glasser lives with her two children in Santa Monica, California.

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