Monday, July 2, 2012

Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth

Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth
by Jane O'Connor
ill. by Robin Preiss Glasser
124 pages
intermediate chapter book
New York : Harper, c2012

Move over Nancy Drew...Nancy Clancy is on the case! With her stylish pink trench coat, bejeweled magnifying glass and an arsenal of vocabulary words, she will solve any mystery that comes her way. Nancy and her BFF, Bree, are spending a considerable amount of time snooping around trying to find a mystery. Any mystery will do, they just want to practice their sleuthing skills. Their teacher, Mr. Dudeny, has assigned a superb writing assignment which might lead to a mystery for the girls. Having a mystery right in their very own classroom causes some unexpected developments. In fact the detectives soon end up with more than one mystery waiting to be solved. In true Fancy Nancy style, the reader will learn a great many new words as they follow Nancy in her new "grown-up" chapter book series. The numerous references to Nancy Drew are fun and will likely draw a new set of readers to the classic mystery series. 

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