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JUST PLAIN FANCY

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Little Amish Naomi gets her wish to have something fancy when she finds an odd egg that hatches into a bird so beautiful that Naomi is terrified he will be "shunned": a peacock. It's all right, however: "Fancy" is "God's handiwork." For readers willing to accept the egg's unlikely arrival, a pleasant story introducing several Amish customs and beliefs, beautifully illustrated in Polacco's vigorous, expressive style. Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - djmeyers - LibraryThing

A play on words, Just Plain Fancy is a combination of the Amish tradition of shunning anything fancy and the acceptance of those things in nature that God has made to be fancy. I loved that the gilrs ... Read full review

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User Review  - ac008233 - LibraryThing

This is a book about a little girl who lives in an Amish society. She wishes for something fancy, and by chance finds an unusual looking egg. The egg turns out to be a peacock. She is afraid the ... Read full review

Review: Just Plain Fancy

User Review  - Goodreads

I marked this as both contemporary realistic fiction and historical fiction because it can go either way. The Amish way of life has not changed much over the years, in fact, they pride themselves on ... Read full review

Review: Just Plain Fancy

User Review  - Goodreads

Just Plain Fancy was rather interesting to me in showing children how being different or not meeting a certain standard isn't always considered wrong. In this case they are referring to a egg and a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Maddiegrace - LibraryThing

This book allows children to think, imagine, and dream. http://www.patriciapolacco.com/pr/polacco_3.jpg Read full review

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User Review  - smithlynne - LibraryThing

An Amish child raises a peacock and doesn't know what to do about how fancy it is. Read full review


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