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Nate the Great and the Phony Clue (Nate the Great Series)

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These chapter books introduce beginning readers to the detective mystery genre. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! 

Early one morning, a torn slip of paper with the mysterious letters V I T A appears on Nate the Great's doorstep.  He and his faithful dog, Sludge, set off to solve this latest mystery.  Against ferocious cats, hostile adversaries, and a sly, phony clue — not to mention ...

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Overview

These chapter books introduce beginning readers to the detective mystery genre. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! 

Early one morning, a torn slip of paper with the mysterious letters V I T A appears on Nate the Great's doorstep.  He and his faithful dog, Sludge, set off to solve this latest mystery.  Against ferocious cats, hostile adversaries, and a sly, phony clue — not to mention a three o'clock deadline — Nate struggles to prove, once again, that he is Nate the Great.

Nate the Great is about to enter his dog, Sludge, in the smartest pet contest. But when the prize disappears, Nate and Sludge search for clues so the contest can go on.

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"As usual, Sharmat's tongue-in-cheek style is well designed for laughter and easy reading."—Booklist
"[Nate] survives [the] challenge with his title—beginning readers' favorite sleuth—still intact."—Kirkus Reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780440463009
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 5/28/1982
  • Series: Nate the Great Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 109,483
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 330L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.16 (w) x 7.63 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Meet the Author

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat has written every Nate the Great book. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.Marc Simont won the Caldecott Medal for his artwork in A Tree Is Nice by Janice May Udry, as well as a Caldecott Honor for his own book, A Stray Dog. He has illustrated the first 20 books in the Nate the Great series. He lives in West Cornwall, Connecticut.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2008

    2nd grade book review

    I thought this book was okay but the phony clue that he found was not good.

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