cover image Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas

Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas

Jane O'Connor, , illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser. . Harper, $17.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-06-123590-0

The world has never seemed fancier to Nancy than at Christmas: there's abundant snow, the house is decked out in lights and, on Christmas Eve, Nancy has a special angel tree topper to hang. The trouble is, Christmas Eve comes with a lot of waiting (Nancy keeps busy decorating cookies, wrapping presents and caroling while awaiting family members' arrival). Nancy's ebullience results in a tearful mishap, but the glamorous heroine's vivacious personality, captured once again in Glasser's cheerfully detailed illustrations and a sprinkling of fancy vocabulary, proves evergreen. Ages 4–7. (Nov.)