Big Nate: Game On!

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Big Nate is big news!  And the best news is that Big Nate: Game On! is in full color! Big Nate books have sold more than 4.5 million copies and been on the New York Times best-seller list for more than a year.

To sixth-grader Nate Wright, life is one big game. So when he suits up for any sport, he does it with an unmistakable swagger. From fine-tuning his trash-talking skills on the basketball court to his cocky ’tude in the soccer goal, Nate can be a bigger challenge ...

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Overview

Big Nate is big news!  And the best news is that Big Nate: Game On! is in full color! Big Nate books have sold more than 4.5 million copies and been on the New York Times best-seller list for more than a year.

To sixth-grader Nate Wright, life is one big game. So when he suits up for any sport, he does it with an unmistakable swagger. From fine-tuning his trash-talking skills on the basketball court to his cocky ’tude in the soccer goal, Nate can be a bigger challenge to his teammates than their opponents. Enjoy Nate and his friends’ mostly hapless sports encounters through not-always-highlight-reel moments in the all-color Big Nate: Game On.  Includes poster.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Schools can be very funny places." From that acorn of an observation grew a hit series for former teacher Lincoln Peirce. His sixth grade autobiographer/protagonist Big Nate has made himself the cartoon historian of his middle school misadventures and mishaps. These funny stories make a splendid choice for reluctant readers.

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"A bonus fold-out color poster enhances this highly recommended comic collection that readers of all ages will enjoy." (Midwest Book Review: The Comix/Graphic Novel Shelf)

“In addition to the graphic storytelling, Nate’s cartoons interspersed among Peirce’s panels could provide teachers and librarians with great opportunities to incorporate this series into programs or lessons on cartooning and writing.” (Snow Wildsmith, Booklist)

“…if you’re looking for a new series to introduce your kids to this upcoming holiday season, chances are they’ll really like these collections.” (Rich Johnston, Bleeding Cool)

“Big Nate is super funny. I love these books.” (Appeal-Democrat)

Children's Literature - Leona Illig
Anyone who knows Nate Wright knows that when trouble hits the sixth grade, Nate is bound to be in the middle of it. In this book, readers are treated to Nate's comical misadventures with middle-school sports. On the basketball team, Nate is plagued by a "trash-talking" slump, and by a height problem that he tries to solve by eating more pastrami. In baseball season, he is mortified to find out that his team sponsor is "Chez Linda," a beauty parlor. Nate plays right field, but nothing much seems to happen out there—that is, nothing that has anything to do with baseball. When soccer time rolls around, Nate does not fare much better when his nemesis, Artur—a guy who is perfect even when he isn't trying—joins the team. This book is a collection of very funny cartoons about Nate's adventures in basketball, baseball, and soccer. Fans of Nate will recognize some of the cartoon's well-known characters and themes: Nate's long-suffering coach, his dreaded substitute coach, and his fear of cats. Each page contains a cartoon, usually presented in four or more panels, all in color. The cartoons are grouped together by sports categories and themes, but each one can stand on its own. For that reason, the book does not have to be read straight through. There is a full color pull-out poster at the end of the book (but beware: it is difficult to remove it without tearing it). Big Nate is a beloved comic hero, and anyone who likes the other books in the "Big Nate" series will enjoy this one. For newcomers to the "Big Nate" saga, this book provides an excellent introduction. Reviewer: Leona Illig
Kirkus Reviews
Big Nate Wright has got game! At least he thinks he does. Star of five novels, numerous collections of comics and two activity books (so far), sixth-grader and aspiring comics creator Nick shows his sportsmanship in this newest collection of newspaper funnies. The full-color strips, one to a page, are organized in three big chapters: "Swish," about basketball; "Play Ball," about Little League; and "Goal," about soccer. Within those chapters are five or six strip stories and general-topic weekend strips (which have, of course, a few more panels to set up their comedy). The strips are in chronological order within each sport and cover several seasons (especially the baseball section). In "Swish," always-small-in-stature Nate tries to "bulk up" so he can run with the big boys. He also loses his lucky socks and deals with a sudden inability to "trash talk" on the court. In "Play Ball," the team deals with the stigma of being sponsored by a beauty salon (go, Chez Linda!), suffers under drill-sergeant substitute coach John and plays a championship game--unfortunately without their star players. In "Goal," exchange student (and Nate nemesis) Artur joins the team, and the boys play through a cold snap. Nate deals with his...issues with humor, slight sarcasm and (sort of) aplomb. Fans and collectors will want 'em all. Big Nate continues to rock. (Comics collection. 6-12)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449427771
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/16/2013
  • Series: Big Nate Series
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 57,404
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 8.84 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Lincoln Peirce

Lincoln Peirce has been drawing the Big Nate comic strip for more than 20 years. Born in Ames, Iowa, Peirce grew up in Durham, New Hampshire. As a kid, he began creating his own strips in the sixth grade. Peirce taught high school in New York City and has created several animated pilots for Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. He lives in Portland, Maine, with his family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    This book is a good night time.

    This book is amazing i can NEVER sleep so evrey night i read this book
    AND IT NEVER EVER GETS OLD!
    So,if you loved other Big Nate books you with espeshily love this one
    It has three parts of amazing, comicl, stomic hearting (because your laghfing so hard)
    All three parts are about Nate playing different game.
    I highly rate and recamend to get this book and enjoy the laghfs to!

    28 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2013

    Anonymous

    Awesome

    18 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

    Great

    I guessing it ok i read a lot of big nate and there g-gr-great!

    17 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2013

    Cool

    Cool and just cool a good book nate even takes off his clothes

    17 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2013

    Ubbnoy

    Even if i have not read it it sounds awesome

    14 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    Meme

    I love it yeah

    12 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2013

    I love it

    The book is awesome u should get this book

    11 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2013

    Awesome book

    This book is awesome whoever who doesntbhave it u should get it

    11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2013

    Cooooooool

    Happy no clothes day nate

    10 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2013

    Boo

    IT COSTS MONEY.

    8 out of 38 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2013

    I dont know

    I love big nate books and this book is realy funny i mean all the other books are realy funny too but its just not as good as this book! Are you going to the bathroom correctly?

    I love this book

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2013

    Weeee

    Weeeeee

    5 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2013

    Hi

    It takes too long but it pretty fun (it took two hours to load)

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2013

    Anaana june 13 2013

    Hhhhhhhheeeeeeeeellllllllllooooooooo! hhhhhhoooowwwww aaaaarrrrrreeeeeee yyyyyyyooooooouuuuuuu dddddddddooooooooiiiiiiiinnnnnnggggggg????????????

    3 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2013

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    3 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    Nate

    Why whould he take of his shirt& pants.

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2014

    nate sucks at sports so y did Peirce even make a book about it?

    nate sucks at sports so y did Peirce even make a book about it? do not buy this book sucks too much

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2013

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    0 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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