Nate the Great and the Tardy Tortoise (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! 

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and  someone is eating the flowers in Nate the Great's  garden. A green tortoise is slowly, slowly stepping  across the lawn, and Nate is slowly, slowly  following him. Where does Nate's green guest ...

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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! 

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and  someone is eating the flowers in Nate the Great's  garden. A green tortoise is slowly, slowly stepping  across the lawn, and Nate is slowly, slowly  following him. Where does Nate's green guest truly  belong? It may take all of Nate the Great's patience  and sharp eyesight to find out slowly.

As more and more of his flowers display the bite marks of a wandering tortoise, Nate sets out to uncover the mystery of the reptile's origins.

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Gr 1-3-A fun adventure that will keep beginning readers guessing to the very end. When Nate discovers a tortoise eating the flowers in his yard, he and his faithful companion Sludge set out to find its home. Young readers will delight in following the boy and his dog as they search for clues, a search that leads to tuna-fish cupcakes, a red sock, and a visit to the veterinarian. It isn't until Nate retraces the tortoise's trail of destruction that the mystery is finally solved. The familiar comical text and full-color illustrations will delight both fans and newcomers to the series. Sure to please.-Denise Furgione, Atlantic County Library, Mays Landing, NJ
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780440412694
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 12/28/1996
  • Series: Nate the Great Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 121,163
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.13 (w) x 7.63 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Meet the Author

Born in Portland, Maine, in 1928, Marjorie Weinman Sharmat dreamed of becoming a writer. Little did she know that she would be the author of more than 70 books for children of all ages. Another of her childhood dreams, that of becoming a detective, has also been realized in her most popular Nate the Great series, begun in 1972.

Many of Sharmat's books have been Literary Guild selections and chosen as Books of the Year by the Library of Congress. Several have been made into films for television, including Nate the Great Goes Undercover, winner of the Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival Award. Nate the Great Saves the King of Sweden has been named one of the New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2014

    MAP

    Res 2 main camp res 3 bios res thanks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2014

    Urgent (again!)

    Adriane got locked out and wants to know if she should try again or not.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    URGANT

    Ariadne is locked out trying to redo a post!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    Sam

    Walks in, clutching sothing in her hand

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2014

    Dalek

    WHERE IS THE DOCTOR?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2014

    Mer

    Looked at kelsey. Do you hav a fob watch?

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    Posted January 11, 2014

    Kelsey

    Move to res 3

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    Marceline feels...

    Stupid for being so gulible. Naive for ever thinking we could have had a chance. I guess thats why they call it crush, cause you fall too easy and you crush to hard when you realize they never liked you. Hideous for being ignored. Insecure for being pushed around. Suicidal for not being recognized. Abandoned because of who i am..thats how i feel..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2013

    Summer Time

    Name: The Doctor number Twenty-Three <br>
    Gender: Mare <br>
    Age: 1,007 <br>
    Appearance: Orange pegasus, yellow Roseluck mane woth a single green streak, turquoise Rainbow Dash eyes, Time Turner Cutie Mark. <br>
    Personality: I'M THE DOCTOR! <br>
    Pets: Bowtie, Chuck, Leather, Celery, Scarf, and Boots, her sugar squirrels.

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