There is a little bit of Fancy Nancy in all of us. “Fancy Nancy” is a 2005 children’s picture book written by Jane O’Connor and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. The book spent nearly 100 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list, launching a series that now numbers 50 books, selling 20 million volumes.
To celebrate Fancy Nancy, the young ladies of Huron accompanied by an adult are cordially invited to a soiree (that is French for party) at the Huron Public Library from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, and Saturday, Feb. 23.
There will be a light lunch served and special guest speaker, Gail Klinsky, will talk about the history of etiquette (that’s a fancy word for saying manners) and fancy teas.
Remember to dress in your fanciest clothes. Tiaras are welcome. Also, we ask that you bring your own fancy plate, cup, and saucer for dining.
Seating is limited to 36 people per day and an RSVP is required. You may pre-register by phone at 353-8530 or stopping by the library, located on the corner of Fifth Street and Dakota Avenue South. Registration deadline is Feb. 20.
Fancy Nancy is a young girl with a larger than life personality, who adores all things fancy. She always dresses extravagantly, wearing boas, tutus, ruby slippers, fairy wings and fuzzy slippers.
Nancy loves using big fancy words such as “iridescent,” “ecstatic” and “extraordinary,” and anything in French. She has redecorated her bedroom with everyday items, such as feather boas, Christmas lights, paper flowers and hats. Her favorite doll is named Marabelle Lavinia Chandelier.
In April 2012, Nancy was featured in her first chapter book, “Nancy Clancy: Super Sleuth,” and in the fall of 2012, “Fancy Nancy” became a musical, produced by the Vital Theatre in New York City.
For the complete article see the 02-03-2013 issue.
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