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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Robin Preiss Glasser

Eric Van Eyke

Robin Preiss Glasser, the Children’s Book Council’s “2013 Illustrator of the Year,” has had two successful careers in the arts, the first as a ballet dancer and then as a best-selling children’s book illustrator. After 11 years performing with the Pennsylvania Ballet, Robin returned to school at age 30 to receive her BFA from Parsons The New School for Design. From her first book, Judith Viorst’s "Alexander, Who’s Not (Do You Hear Me? I mean It!) Going to Move," through numerous others with such authors as Garrison Keillor, Lynne Cheney and Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, one can see how the years Robin spent studying dance have infused her illustration style with movement and joy. In 2005, Robin was paired with author Jane O’Connor for the now classic Fancy Nancyseries, of which there are more than 80 books, including a chapter book series for older children. The Fancy Nancybooks have been on the New York Times best-seller list for more than 330 weeks, selling over 30 million volumes, and in May 2018, Nancy will star in her own Disney television animated series. Robin has two grown children, Sasha and Benjamin, and lives in San Juan Capistrano, California, with her husband, attorney Robert Berman.

Her new book is “Fancy Nancy: Oodles of Kittens.”

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Fancy Nancy: Oodles of Kittens
Children / Teens
January 2018
ISBN 9780062269874
Hardcover, 32 pages
$17.99, INSTORE
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Fancy Nancy returns in a purr-fect story about felines, canines, and making new four-legged friends! A hardcover picture book from the dazzling New York Times bestselling duo Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser. More/less

Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Late-Breaking News
Children / Teens
February 2017
ISBN 9780062269737
Hardcover, 128 pages
$9.99, INSTORE
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From New York Times bestselling team Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser comes the eighth and final installment of the Fancy Nancy chapter book series: Nancy Clancy and the Late-Breaking News! Nancy Clancy is working to be the star reporter of the Third Grade Gazette—that’s a fancy word for newspaper. More/less

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