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Title:
Fancy Nancy and the posh puppy / written by Jane O'Connor ; illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser.
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Posh puppy
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9780062210524
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1st paper-over-board ed.
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New York : Harper, 2012.

©2007
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1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 26 cm
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Nancy wants to adopt a special puppy so that she is no longer the only fancy member of her family, but after a day of puppy sitting a papillon, she realizes that being fancy is not always the most important thing.
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*NOW A HIT TV SERIES ON DISNEY JUNIOR*

When Nancy decides to get a dog, she is certain that with the right dog, she can be fancier than ever. After all, a small, delicate, fluffy dog is the ultimate accessory for a fancy girl. But her family has other ideas. They want a large, plain dog. How unglamorous!

But Nancy soon learns that there's nothing fancier than the unconditional love of a canine companion.

Perfect for fans of the Eloise and Olivia books. From the dazzling New York Times bestselling duo Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser!

Ooh la la! Fancy Nancy is starring in her own fabulous TV show on Disney Junior. READ THE BOOKS THAT STARTED IT ALL!

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Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet

Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe

Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century

Fancy Nancy 10th Anniversary Edition

Fancy Nancy: Saturday Night Sleepover

Fancy Nancy: Oodles of Kittens


Author Notes

Jane O'Connor was born in New York City in 1947. She received a bachelor's degree in English literature from Smith College in 1969. In 1971, she began her publishing career by working in the editorial department of Hastings House Publishers. From 1977 to 1983, she was an editor at Scholastic, Inc.; then she moved to Random House, where she became editor-in-chief of children's books. In 1989, she moved to Grosset and Dunlap.

Her first novel, Yours Till Niagara Falls, Abby, was published in 1979. Since then she has written more than 30 children's books including the Nina, Nina Ballerina stories, the Fancy Nancy series and the adult novels Dangerous Admissions and Almost True Confessions. She has won numerous awards including the New York Academy of Sciences Honor book in 1981 for Magic in the Movies: The Story of Special Effects, with Katy Hall; Golden Sower Award, Nebraska Library Association in 1982 for Yours Till Niagara Falls, Abby; and the Quill Award for Best Picture Book in 2007 for Fancy Nancy. She is vice-president and editor-at-large for Penguin Books for Young Readers. In 2013 her title Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy Sees The Future made The New York Times Best Seller List. Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2014.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Fancy Nancy fans will loudly cheer her return and will be happy to discover that she has not lost a lick of her joie de vivre-or her glitter and glam. "I am ecstatic. (That's a fancy word for happy)," she announces, explaining that her family is getting a puppy, "a real one," she adds, as Glasser creates a comical scene of Nancy drafting her sister into the role of pretend-pooch (drawing on a noise with indelible marker). Nancy initially hopes for a dog like Jewel, the papillon that belongs to her elegant neighbor. But Nancy's practical parents think this breed is too small and delicate, and instead suggest hardier dogs; "I shake my head. Too big. Too brown. Too plain. Sometimes it's hard being the only fancy person in the family." Yet when she dog-sits for Jewel, she discovers that the prim and proper pooch does not enjoy romping or fetching like Nancy's friends' dogs. She realizes that Jewel's breed is not the perfect kind for her family. Her parents' idea to visit an animal shelter, however, brings about the perfect solution. Nancy spies spirited and smart Frenchy ("a La Salle spaniel," according to her father), who turns out to be just what the family needs. Glasser's fittingly fancy flourishes and abundant humor once again capture this young heroine's exuberant personality and delightfully exaggerated facial expressions. Author and artist make a sparkling encore performance. Ages 4-7. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Horn Book Review

Narrator Nancy is ""ecstatic (That's a fancy word for happy)"": her parents are getting her a puppy. Naturally, she wants the fancy sort, so she does an ill-fated trial run with her neighbor's papillon. Adult readers may cringe (real kids don't talk like Nancy), but fans of Fancy Nancy and glammed-up art will be pleased. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.