Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser, FANCY NANCY!
Secret Garden Books, Wednesday, March 11 at 7pm
In partnership with AAA, Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser will be hitting the road for the 10th Anniversary RV tour. Beginning on February 28th, the duo will embark on a 15-day tour in a totally customized Fancy Nancy RV. Follow Jane and Robin’s adventures on the road on the Fancy Nancy Facebook page: www.facebook.com/fancynancybooks and be sure to check out the brand-new Fancy Nancy website: www.fancynanyworld.com for all the tour details. With more than 27 million books sold since the series launched in December 2005 and more than 325 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, the Fancy Nancy franchise shows no sign of slowing down. Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser have appeared on The Today Show, The Martha Stewart Show and on TLC’s Mall Cops and have been featured in more than 100 daily newspapers. The Fancy Nancy series has been translated into 17 languages and has more than 30 licensees to date. In 2008, Fancy Nancy was named the Book Character of the Year by Global License. Fancy Nancy also received two nominations for the Toy Industry Association’s Toy of the Year Awards, two nominations for the 2009 LIMA International Licensing Excellence Awards and was named the Best Character Brand Program of the Year. The mega-bestselling picture book phenomenon, Fancy Nancy, is known to millions of little girls for her dazzling wardrobe, her impressive vocabulary and her fondness for anything French. This year, the Fancy Nancy series is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with the publication of two books, Fancy Nancy 10th Anniversary Edition and Nancy Clancy, STAR OF STAGE AND SCREEN, a 10th Anniversary RV tour, and the launch of the new Fancy Nancy website, www.fancynancyworld.com. In the special 10th Anniversary edition of Fancy Nancy, fans will enjoy a free downloadable song from the hit Fancy Nancy Musical as well as the lyrics to the song in the back of the book. In Nancy Clancy, STAR OF STAGE AND SCREEN, the fifth chapter book in the Nancy Clancy series, its Nancy Clancy’s time to shine as she takes center stage in the school play! There’s no way Nancy will get stuck in the chorus again this year-she’ been practicing guitar for months and her audition was superb. So when Nancy gets a callback, she’s overwhelmed with joy! But after Nancy’s performance during the play is captured on a video that gets posted on YouTube, it seems her stardom has gone viral. Will Nancy’s humiliation get the best of her or will she find a way to embrace her newfound fame?
About the author: Jane O’Connor graduated from Smith College and is an editor at a major publishing house. She is the author of the Fancy Nancy series which includes more than fifty titles, seven of which reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. She has also written two adult books for HarperCollins – Dangerous Admissions (Morrow 2007) and Almost True Confessions (Morrow 2013). Jane was born, bred and still lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with her husband, Jim. Her two grown sons have fled Manhattan, however, and are both living in Los Angeles. About the illustrator: Robin Preiss Glasser has had two successful careers, the first as a ballet dancer and the second as a bestselling children’s book illustrator. After an 11 year career as a soloist with Pennsylvania Ballet, Robin returned to school at age 30, receiving her BFA from Parsons The New School for Design. Her first book, Judith Viorst’s Alexander, Who’s Not (Do You Hear Me? I mean It!) Going to Move, was made into a musical produced by The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Robin illustrated two additional books for Ms. Viorst, three books with Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman, including the ALA Notable Book You Can’t Take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum, and three acclaimed history books with Lynne Cheney, the vice president’s wife. Robin illustrated beloved radio star Garrison Keillor’s Daddy’s Girl, the charming A Sock is a Pocket for your Toes by award-winning poet Elizabeth Garton Scanlon, and Tea for Ruby by Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York. In 2005, Robin was paired with author Jane O’Connor for the now classic and beloved Fancy Nancy series. The series, which includes over 50 books, has been on the New York Times Bestseller list for over 325 weeks. Robin lives in San Juan Capistrano, California, with her husband, attorney Bob Berman, two children, Sasha and Ben, and their dog, Boo.
Location: Street: Secret Garden Additional: 2214 NW Market St City: Seattle, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98107-4024 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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