Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet (Fancy Nancy Series)

Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet (Fancy Nancy Series)

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by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser
     
 

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Fancy Nancy is ready for the spotlight!

Fancy Nancy and her best friend, Bree, couldn’t be more excited about their upcoming dance show. After all, it’s all about mermaids—and who knows how to be a fancy, glamorous mermaid better than Fancy Nancy herself? But when another ballerina wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a

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Fancy Nancy is ready for the spotlight!

Fancy Nancy and her best friend, Bree, couldn’t be more excited about their upcoming dance show. After all, it’s all about mermaids—and who knows how to be a fancy, glamorous mermaid better than Fancy Nancy herself? But when another ballerina wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn’t the one she wanted? And when disaster strikes right before the big ballet, who will step in to steal the spotlight?

From bestselling duo Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser comes a fancy, frilly ballet story with a lot of heart. Tiny fans will shout “Encore!”

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Emily Griffin
Fancy Nancy at the ballet! Nancy and her best friend Bree are positively thrilled to be in their ballet class production of Deep-Sea Dances. The girls have their hearts set on being mermaids but Nancy's mom wisely reminds them that "being in a ballet is thrilling no matter what part you have." But as readers know, Nancy loves the spotlight and her dramatic flair can send her on all sorts of wild adventures. When she is cast as a tree Nancy is horrified, particularly because her costume will be brown and there "is no way to look fancy in brown." The adults in Nancy's life are adept at encouraging her big personality while keeping her focused and Madame Lucille prompts Nancy to pretend she is a weeping willow tree. Nancy embraces this instruction with her typical gusto. But the challenges are not over yet—when one of the mermaids is injured Madame Lucille casts Bree as her replacement causing Nancy to have some brief pangs of jealousy. Like many children her age, these feelings are not new but Nancy does seem to be handling those sticky situations better. That night, Nancy and her mom discuss white-lies and Nancy learns a bit more about friendship. The next morning she presents Bree with a present—her fanciest shell tiara. Of course, the Deep Sea Dances ballet is a smashing success and Nancy is magnificent as a swooping and swaying weeping willow. Per usual, Robin Preiss Glasser's whimsical illustrations add spunk and energy to this popular character. Another delightful addition by O'Connor to her ever-growing "Fancy Nancy" series. Reviewer: Emily Griffin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061703812
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/07/2012
Series:
Fancy Nancy Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
39,368
Product dimensions:
11.26(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.34(d)
Lexile:
550L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Jane O'Connor is the author of more than thirty books for children, including Nina, Nina Ballerina, illustrated by DyAnne DiSalvo, and the Fancy Nancy picture book series. Ms. O'Connor lives with her family in ever-posh New York City.

Desde la publicacion de Nancy la Elegante, el closet de Jane O’Connor cuenta con tantas boas, coronas y atuendos brillantes que a veces sus amigas no la reconocen por la calle. Aun reside (esa es una palabra elegante para decir que vive) en la ciudad de Nueva York con su familia y su companero canino, Arrow.

Robin Preiss Glasser, a former professional ballet dancer, has illustrated more than fifty children's picture books, including the New York Times bestselling Fancy Nancy series, written by Jane O'Connor. Robin lives in San Juan Capistrano, California, with her husband, Bob. She has two grown children, Sasha and Ben.

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