Parents' Guide to

Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Chapter book mystery promises more fun for Fancy Nancy fans.

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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 6+

My 6 year old and I loved this book

This book held both my attention, as well as my 6 year old daughters. We solved one of the mysteries early on in the book, but weren't totally sure if our guess was right until near the end. One thing that confused us was that the secret code key didn't work. There was a twist at the end that I really liked. We are very picky about book content and I'd recommend this book.
age 7+


My daughter loves this book and has read it four times already. She is begging for me to find out when book 2 is available. It's a very cute story and very entertaining. My 7 year old loves this book while her older sister loved Junie B. Jones. My 7 year old didn't like Junie B. Jones series as she complained that Junie was too mean and rude.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):

It's great to see Fancy Nancy growing up and still bursting with exuberance and individuality. NANCY CLANCY, SUPER SLEUTH keeps that spirit alive while developing a story that's perfect for kids getting into chapter books and looking for a little more challenge. Developing Nancy as a Nancy Drew-inspired "super sleuth" fills the bill, especially for kids who are looking for mystery stories aimed at younger readers.

This series promises to be the perfect next step for readers who want the Nancy Drew experience but aren't quite ready for it yet. Author Jane O'Connor shows she knows kids and captures their world "superbly."

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