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Jane O'Connor (1)

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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. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Fancy Nancy 2,144 copies, 103 reviews
Fancy Nancy Sees Stars 1,620 copies, 17 reviews
Fancy Nancy and the Boy from Paris 1,559 copies, 16 reviews
Fancy Nancy at the Museum 1,361 copies, 9 reviews
Fancy Nancy: The Dazzling Book Report 1,144 copies, 15 reviews
Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy 973 copies, 38 reviews
Fancy Nancy: Bonjour, Butterfly 922 copies, 26 reviews
Fancy Nancy: Poison Ivy Expert 778 copies, 5 reviews
Fancy Nancy: Pajama Day 768 copies, 12 reviews
Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth 763 copies, 17 reviews
The Teeny Tiny Woman 518 copies, 3 reviews
Fancy Nancy: The Show Must Go On 492 copies, 6 reviews
Nancy Clancy: Secret Admirer 482 copies, 10 reviews
Fancy Nancy: Halloween...or Bust! 425 copies, 3 reviews
Fancy Nancy: Poet Extraordinaire! 400 copies, 15 reviews
Fancy Nancy: Heart to Heart 371 copies, 6 reviews
Fancy Nancy: My Family History 358 copies, 5 reviews
Fancy Nancy: Apples Galore! 356 copies, 2 reviews
Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet 354 copies, 15 reviews
Nancy Clancy See the Future 346 copies, 2 reviews
Fancy Nancy and the Mean Girl 337 copies, 11 reviews
Fancy Nancy: Tea for Two 317 copies, 8 reviews
Molly the Brave and Me 302 copies, 2 reviews
Nina, Nina, Star Ballerina 299 copies, 5 reviews
Fancy Nancy: Aspiring Artist 273 copies, 23 reviews
Lulu Goes to Witch School 266 copies, 5 reviews
Fancy Nancy: Splendid Speller 257 copies, 1 review
Fancy Nancy: Tea Parties 254 copies, 4 reviews
Fancy Nancy's Elegant Easter 244 copies, 1 review
The Snow Globe Family 239 copies, 8 reviews
Fancy Nancy: Budding Ballerina 235 copies, 2 reviews
Fancy Nancy: Too Many Tutus 223 copies, 5 reviews
Ready, Set, Skip! 216 copies, 52 reviews
Fancy Nancy: Stellar Stargazer! 179 copies, 11 reviews
Yours Till Niagara Falls, Abby 153 copies, 3 reviews
Nancy Clancy, Soccer Mania 152 copies, 2 reviews
Super Cluck (An I Can Read Book) 148 copies, 2 reviews
Mary Cassatt: Family Pictures 129 copies, 2 reviews
Kate Skates 126 copies
Fancy Nancy: Just My Luck! 124 copies, 2 reviews
Fancy Nancy Storybook Treasury 107 copies, 1 review
Nancy Clancy Seeks a Fortune 91 copies, 2 reviews
Splat! 89 copies
Fancy Nancy Potpourri of Books 80 copies, 1 review
Corrie's Secret Pal 80 copies, 1 review
The Perfect Puppy for Me 66 copies, 7 reviews
Fancy Nancy: Oodles of Kittens 62 copies, 2 reviews
Lulu and the Witch Baby 61 copies, 6 reviews
Ready or Not, Here Comes Scout 55 copies, 2 reviews
Snail City 51 copies, 2 reviews
Slime Time 40 copies
Make Up Your Mind, Marsha! 40 copies, 1 review
Amy's (Not So) Great Camp-Out 39 copies, 1 review
Sarah's Incredible Idea 36 copies, 1 review
Dear Tooth Fairy 27 copies, 1 review
Lauren and the New Baby 23 copies, 1 review
Think Corrie, Think! 13 copies, 1 review
Good Job, George! 9 copies, 1 review
Dinosaur Eggs (All Aboard Reading) (Editor, some editions) 226 copies, 4 reviews
Scary Stories to Read When It's Dark (Contributor) 93 copies, 2 reviews
Fancy Nancy: Chez Nancy (I Can Read Level 1) (Based on characters by) 85 copies, 1 review
Tag Book, Fancy Nancy Explorer Extraordinaire! (Based on characters by) 20 copies
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