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Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Secret Admirer (Nancy Clancy Chapter Books #2)

3.99 of 5 stars 3.99  ·  rating details  ·  624 ratings  ·  74 reviews
Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Secret Admirer by Jane O'Connor has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher.
ebook, 144 pages
Published January 2nd 2013 by HarperCollins
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Christian Fiction Addiction
Nancy Clancy returns in an all new chapter book, and love is in the air! Nancy and her best friend, Bree, are learning about the human heart in science class, and they start wondering, what makes people fall in love? When Nancy's guitar teacher, Andy, and their favourite babysitter, Annie, break up with the people they had been dating, both Nancy and Bree decide to take on the role of matchmaker. But they soon discover that making them fall in love, even on Valentine's Day, isn't quite as easy a ...more

Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth was a great read and a fantastic early chapter book so I couldn't wait to jump into Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Secret Admirer . However, Secret Admirer took us much longer to read because the interest just wasn't there. In the earliest reader books I'm not too interested in matchmaking and romance for my girls and they're were more into requesting The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe or Uncle Wiggil
Rebecca Klein
In this book, Nancy and Bree try to get two teenagers to fall in love by Friday for Valentine's day, but can they do it by Friday. Nancy and Bree think that they will be a perfect pair because both their names start with "A". Annie is Nancy's babysitter and Andy is Nancy's music teacher. Nancy finds out they already knew it each other. My favorite character is Annie because I like the name.
While I liked the first one better, this is another cute albeit frequently done story about setting up friends using the secret admirer method. Nancy and Bree are as charming as ever (although I wish the relationship with Grace was better). These are great books for those that are done with early chapter books but not necessarily ready for the longer chapter books. Of course recommended for fans of Fancy Nancy but also for those that aren't familiar with the picture books or early chapter books.
Becky Keir Grace
Nancy Clancy is back with an all new adventure. Valentine's Day is near and Nancy and Bree are making Appreciation cards for everyone in their class. This includes even making one for Grace, the girl in school that gets under Nancy's skin. While the girls work on their cards, Nancy is taking guitar lessons from high school student, Andy. Andy is a lot of fun and has recently broken up with his girlfriend. Later Nancy and Bree are with their favorite babysitter, Annie, another high school student ...more
I enjoyed this Fancy Nancy or "Nancy Clancy" book much more than the first in the series. Nancy and Bree's personalities fit more with the wonderful picture book characters that I have grown to love. In this book Nancy and Bree concoct a plan to get Nancy's teenage guitar teacher and Bree's babysitter together. A great series for fans of the Fancy Nancy picture books and for young girls who are ready to start small chapter books.
This is a nice story for the older kids, with more pages and fewer illustrations. Nancy and Bree decide to become matchmakers, but it isn't as easy as they think it will be. After all their hard work, will Annie and Dave get together?

This post was written for the sponsor who provided the complimentary product for review in exchange for my honest opinions.
Feb 26, 2014 Erin rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: early elementary school Fancy Nancy fans
The second book in the series is just as cute as the first. This time, love in is the air, and Nancy and her best friend, Bree, decide they simply MUST play matchmaker, pairing the babysitter with the guitar teacher. How can they pull it off? By playing Secret Admirer, of course! Many hijinks and big words later, their plan is about to come to fruition (a fancy word for getting to the end). Will it work?

For readers' advisors: early chapter book series aimed at grades 1-3. Fun for Fancy Nancy fan
Eliza Thomas
"Nancy Clancey: Secret Admirer" is an excellent choice for girly girls. The main character, Nancy, has a spunky attitude and a thirst for adventure. She demonstrates great character traits, including kindness, friendliness, and curiosity. In this book, Nancy and her best friend try to set her babysitter up with her guitar teacher. They go to crazy limits to try to make them fall in love. Girls in 3rd through 5th grade would especially enjoy these books. I would recommend them most to prissy girl ...more
this book is awesome i can't wait to read the 3rd book
Nancy Clancy is a well known character in the author's picture book series that is called Fancy Nancy. In this second book of her early chapter book series, geared for 7-10 year olds, in grades 2-5, Nancy is growing up and facing new and different issues.

Scheduled to go on sale, early in January, this book will be just in time for Valentine’s Day. In the first book of this series, Nancy investigates mysteries, and in this, the second, she wants to investigate love. I read an advanced copy of the
I want to thank Harper Collins Children's for sending me an ARC of this cute story to read. Receiving this book for free has in no way influenced my review.

I have to say that I don't read many children's books outside of what my kids and I read together so I wasn't sure what to expect with this book. I also wasn't sure what to be looking for as far as a review was concerned. I am lucky enough to have a child this age, although it's a boy so the challenges and though processes are a little differ
Lauren Stoolfire
I read this today while waiting in Walmart and it's a very fun Valentine's Day themed chapter book. Nancy and Grace try to set up two friends as "secret admirers" for Valentine's Day. It's different getting used to Nancy and the rest of the characters outside of the picture book format I'm used to, but O'Connor does a good job of it. There are still a few black and white illustrations throughout. A must read for slightly older fans of the series, especially around Valentine's Day.
A big thank you to Harper Collins for sending me this title to review. This has not influenced my opinion of the book.

Valentines is just around the corner and our favorite little super sleuth is determined to find out about the mysteries of the heart. When Nancy and her best friend Bree decide to play matchmaker will love blossom or is creating your own love story harder than it seems?

I adore Fancy Nancy and I have enjoyed adding the Nancy Clancy chapter series to the collection in our library.
In this Fancy Nancy chapter book, Nancy and her good friend Bree decide to help their babysitter and Nancy's guitar teacher discover that they are each others' true love. They send "secret admirer" gifts and notes to the babysitter, leading up to a meeting on Valentine's Day with the guitar teacher. Girls looking for a beginning chapter book will probably enjoy this, but as an adult reading it, it was not engaging enough for me to say I enjoyed it if asked.
Sep 13, 2013 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children starting to read chapter books
This is the second book in the Nancy Clancy chapter book series by Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser. We have read so many Fancy Nancy books that our girls have become quite familiar with the characters and they feel like old friends to us.

Overall, this is an engaging and well-written story. It has a fun Valentine's Day theme and I like that Nancy learns a lesson. The sparse black and white illustrations complement the tale nicely. We are really looking forward to more chapter books featur
Adult Reader Reaction: This is a sweet and not totally predictable story. Although it likely to get more attention in February, it is a fun read all year around. My only quibble is the gap between the target reader (still developing) and the word choice (somewhat sophisticated - particularly the French words). Readers who DON'T know Fancy Nancy from her picture books will probably like this more than those who are familiar with the shorter stories.

Pros: This early chapter book has "girl appeal"
Fancy Nancy...a little older. This is the second (stand alone) book in the Nancy Clancy series. As a parent, I liked the first book better. Unlike the first Nancy Clancy book, Secret Admirer was a little too stereotypically girly. Having said that, it was still a good chapter book for little girls. Positives - the book is well written. Like the Fancy Nancy series, the book uses challenging words in appropriate ways and explains what the words mean. The characters are thoughtful, and there wasn't ...more
Not great. Maybe I am just reading this for too-young of a girl, but I thought doing a romance-themed book for this age group was in questionable taste. The first book in the series seemed perfect for her, so I thought we were in the right demographic. I think if I'd been reading this with my older daughter (who would have absorbed more and asked more pointed questions), I would have discontinued the book and told her it was for older girls. I continued only because I was relying on the oblivion ...more
Michelle Bridges
Good beginning chapter book for girls. Nancy is a cleaner, nicer character but she and her friend get involved in trying to set up two teenagers in her life for valentines day. It's a cute story, cute characters, but not a lot of development. Good for maybe 1st-3rd grade maybe
Isabelle Mccullough
I think that it was cool becuase they were trying to get Andy and Annie to fall in love. At the end they fell in love and then they were talking to Annie and Annie said that they have been friends since 9th grade. But Nancy and Bree were still happy!
4.5/5 stars

I read this book with my 7 year old niece. When she was younger we used to love to read the Fancy Nancy picture books. So it's great that now that she is older there are Fancy Nancy chapter books for her to read.

In this book Nancy and her best friend Bree decide to try their hand at matchmaking.

This book is funny and lots of fun to read.

Things we enjoyed: Nancy and Bree dressing up the babysitter, them making up stories about ducking under a porch when they got wet, and them peeking
My Review: Nancy Clancy makes her return in Book 2 of Nancy Clancy Secret Admirer. In this series, Nancy and Bree decided to play matchmaker after learning about the human heart in science class.

When Nancy's guitar teacher Andy broke up with his girlfriend Margaret, Nancy and her best friend, Bree decided to set up him up with Bree’s babysitter Annie. Nancy and Bree will try their best to make them fall in love before Valentine's Day. This book fun and will appeal to young girls.

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Susie Martin

Short would like more action for it was a bit boring if you haven't read any of those books before you would not understand

Nancy and Bree play matchmakers in this second Fancy Nancy chapter book. Their targets are Annie, the babysitter, and Andy, the guitar instructor. The girls scheme to bring the two teenagers together and are surprised to find that they weren't nearly as sneaky as they thought.

Funny and sweet, I actually liked this book better than the first Fancy Nancy chapter book, but I think that opinion is purely based on the storylines.

Fans of the Fancy Nancy chapter books will notice the use of vocabulary
Cute! My daughter loves Fancy Nancy and I loved Nancy Drew, so I was curious to see how these are. Seems age appropriate and adorable.
These are so cute. Getting them for my god daughter. Great for girls who have grown out of the picture book Fancy Nancys.
Heather Bazinet
Good story

I liked it alot it was not as cool as I thought but it was really nice and good. Thanks.
This series is cute and worth checking out. I have to give a higher rating to the first book over this one (it was really good). The first one contained a great sleuth type mystery...this book leans heavily on a valentines-love is in the air-get people to fall in love theme with very little sleuthing or mystery. I think for the age group it is just a bit too mushy gushy for my tastes. That being said the romance was tame and the ending was appropriate. We will definitely be on the look out for m ...more
Absolutely adorable! I loved it- a fantastic addition to the Fancy Nancy collection.
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Since the publication of Fancy Nancy, Jane O'Connor's closet now boasts so many boas, tiaras, and sparkly ensembles that sometimes friends do not recognize her on the street. She still resides (that's a fancy word for lives) in New York City with her family and their canine companion, Arrow. --from the publisher's website
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