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Nancy Clancy, Secret Admirer

(Nancy Clancy Chapter Books #2)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  1,411 ratings  ·  120 reviews
For young readers who grew up with the bestselling picture books, Nancy Clancy is now starring in her own chapter books!

Love is in the air! Nancy and Bree decide to play matchmaker, but nothing works out as planned. Will love conquer all in the end?

Fans of Fancy Nancy will delight in joining Nancy Clancy as she takes on love in the second chapter book in the series. Perfec
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published January 2nd 2013 by HarperCollins
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Kendra Francois
Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I lovely lovely book
Christian Fiction Addiction
Feb 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nancy is a very sweet little girl and a true romantic. She has a super teacher, Mr Dudeny - who encourages the children to expand their minds and encourages his learners to rather seek out the best in children by changing the exchange of valentine's day cards to appreciation cards. Each child must write an appreciation card for each child in the class. Lovely lesson! Any-ho, Nancy and Bree come up with an idea to get the music teacher and the babysitter together, as they feel that they would mak ...more
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If only true love can just pop out of the blue and remain eternal (another word for forever) we get a blissful (another word for happy) ending always. This 2part book made my weekend. Yay!
Margaret Chind

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 Uncl
Elissa Schaeffer
Jan 19, 2013 rated it liked it
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. ...more
Jan 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
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. ...more
Sarah -  All The Book Blog Names Are Taken
Eleanor and I love these Nancy Clancy books and I am so glad we found them. We are getting a lot of reading done while we are in this quarantine and I had to order the rest of the series on Amazon and Eleanor is about to lose her mind because they’re not here yet.

Eleanor says: I LOVE THIS BOOK! I loved it because it involves their friends and it was about love. Andy and Annie knew each other for a long time. Maybe they will fall in love. My favorite part was EVERYTHING!
Mar 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
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.
Rebecca Klein
Mar 28, 2015 rated it liked it
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. ...more
Feb 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
My daughter and I had a great time reading this one together. I love that the Fancy Nancy books are aging with kids. This one's Valentines Day theme of love and matchmaking was particularly adorable. (Though I do wish we could have seen more of the Clara storyline, with her actually sitting at Nancy's lunch table). ...more
Piper Bolin
Feb 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was fun because Nancy and her friend Bree helped two teenagers fall in love, Annie and Andy. Lovebirds.
Hatice Akgül
Feb 21, 2019 rated it did not like it
I can't believe this book has a kids' book. The book has an inappropriate content for children. It is very surprising that it has such positive comments. ...more
May 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
this book is awesome i can't wait to read the 3rd book ...more
Sean Harding
Jul 24, 2018 rated it liked it
This is the second of the Nancy Clancy books and it is another mystery lite book, for younger readers with similar issues to the first book, but entertaining enough.
Interestingly I had not realised that Nancy was involved in a long running series set when she was younger called Fancy Nancy, so there you go, I come without that back knowledge, not that it would be a pre-reuisite though.
The lead character Nancy Clancy is charming and really lifts the story above average.
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-to-malory
My daughter and I loved the first book in the series, so I was disappointed that this one was too mature for being an early chapterbook. Way too much talk of love, boyfriends, and romantic themes.

Also Riding their bikes across town without permission, then riding in a truck with her guitar teacher prompted some big conversations about safety for us!
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So they were trying to make Annie and Andy fall in Love, and at the end they thought maybe they thought maybe they would fall in love later. I think it was 5 stars because I think I am more like Bree.
May 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
The second book of this series was cute. I loved that there was a story throughout that I could see and my 6 year old realized in the end that the whole book led up to that moment. It was great to read it with her.
Bonnie Dennis
Jun 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nancy Clancy and the Secret Admirer

I chose 5 stars

I chose this book because it's a really good book
I like it because I like love and secret admirers
I think this is a good book for little girls and boys
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Super fun and easy read! Read it in about 35 minutes and absolutely enjoyed this quick read!
Rebekah Keiser
Oct 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
My kids loved it. Perhaps a bit too much for my almost 5 year old. But she loved all the “love talk.”
Elly Sun
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Nancy Clancy makes 3 more new friends in this book. Nancy formed a new club with Bree to scare her sister. They never say bad words.
Renel Ralston
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: childrens-books
This was our least favorite of the series. It’s not really appropriate content even though it’s innocent? I just would have rather skipped this one.
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Enjoying reading this series to my 6 year old.
These books are supurb! I love the fancy words!
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love was in the air. Though Nancy and her friend Bree want to get two teenagers together.
Feb 24, 2020 rated it liked it
Cute enough if you ignore the GIANT PLOT HOLE. 🤦🏻‍♀️
Jul 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
How cute and sweet! Nancy never fails to amuse and endear herself with her positive outlook.
May 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Read this with my 5yo and he LOVED it. Things may have been a bit predictable to me as an adult, but he was so surprised by the ending and got such a kick out of many of the plot points throughout.
Brooke (The Cover Contessa)
Nov 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
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