Fancy Nancy has all the tools she needs to be a great detective like her hero Nancy Drew. Now she just needs a case! When Nancy and Bree overhear the Polsky Twins arguing ... and Wanda threatening to tell Nancy about what Rhonda did. Then Mr. Dudeny's prized marble goes missing Voila! (That's a fancy word for aha!) they have not one but TWO cases.
Kids who loved Fancy Nancy picture books (yes, boys, too) will enjoy that Nancy is growing up just like them!
I wasn't sure about how Fancy Nancy would "translate" into chapter stories, but worries have been put aside. This is a cute story that moves quickly and has the kinds of mysteries that kids will relate to. The situations are common in their lives; the culprits are not hardened criminals; and there are lessons about judging others.
Fancy Nancy has moved to illustrated chapter stories as detective Nancy Clancy.
There are two story lines and both come back to people in Nancy's lives and she has to make a choice about how to react. Will she get mad at Rhonda for ruining her book? How does she feel about accusing a classmate and finding out its her sister? These are great jumping-off points for conversations with kids.
9 and Up
8 to 12
Buy. If you loved Nancy Drew growing up the kids in your life today will love Nancy Clancy.