Synopses & Reviews
Fancy Nancy is ready for the spotlight!
Fancy Nancy and her best friend, Bree, couldnt be more excited about their upcoming dance show. After all, its 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 isnt 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 OConnor and Robin Preiss Glasser comes a fancy, frilly ballet story with a lot of heart. Tiny fans will shout “Encore!”
"Singer once again wisely presents a quandary faced by many little ballerinas and any other child who is told to postpone immediate gratification and#160;. . . Little girls in tutus and little girls who dream big will find that Tallulah is a kindred spirit . . . A charming entry in the ongoing saga of Tallulah."
"As with the previous two books, Singer and Boiger deliver the story's message with a lightness and grace befitting the subject matter, and Tallulah remains a highly empathetic heroine."
"Children who love ballet will love this one and want to read the other titles in this series."
and#8212;School Library Journal
Tallulahand#160;is back in ballet andand#160;this time it's not a tutu she's afterand#160;but toe shoes. She isand#160;convinced that she is ready to go en pointe--up on her toes like real ballerina.When her teacher tells her she is not ready, she manages to acquire some toe shoes and sets out to prove to the world that she can do it.
Tallulah is back in ballet class andand#160;now she wants to go en pointeand#8212;to dance up on the tips of her toes in pink satin toe shoes, like a real ballerina. But going en pointe is not good for growing feet, and her ballet teacher says her feet aren't ready yet. Oh, yes, they are, Tallulah thinks. And so am I. Not only is she ready, she's determined. And nothing stops Tallulah when her mind is made up!
About 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 OConnor 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.