Fancy Nancy and the Mean Girl

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Harper, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Feeling bad about last year's Field Day, in which her slow running cost the relay team a victory, Nancy, who enjoys using fancy words, finds herself facing another Field Day and another relay race with a mean classmate.

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User Review  - weisser4 - LibraryThing

Great introduction to bullying and how to stand up for yourself. Nancy loves using fancy words but find it necessary to use plain words to speak up for herself. She gains a new friend and learns it is okay not to win as long as you try and give it your best shot! Read full review

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User Review  - TastefullyJReef - LibraryThing

In this Fancy Nancy book Nancy overcomes an obstacle when she is chosen for the relay team for field day. Nancy can't run very well and encounters a mean classmate. In the end, Nancy stands up for ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

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.