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Nate the Great Goes Down in the Dumps (Nate the Great Series)
     

Nate the Great Goes Down in the Dumps (Nate the Great Series)

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by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Marc Simont (Illustrator)
 

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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! 

Nate the Great and his trusty dog, Sludge, have a tricky case to solve. Nate’s friend Rosamond has started a fortune-telling business, but her money box is

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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! 

Nate the Great and his trusty dog, Sludge, have a tricky case to solve. Nate’s friend Rosamond has started a fortune-telling business, but her money box is missing. Sludge and Nate visit Claude, who helped Rosamond set up her business, and Finley, who collects boxes for his rat. They can’t seem to help! It looks like the only way to clean up this case is to get down and dirty in the dumps!

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"Simple words will  make this story a breeze for young  readers."—Booklist.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-- Another superb ``Nate the Great'' story that will engage young readers quickly. Rosamond looks into her crystal ball and sees another case for Nate to crack--her money box is missing and she wants Nate to find it. Nate finds many clues, but he does not recognize any of them until he and Sludge, his dog, are sitting on top of a mountain of junk at the town dump. Finally, he realizes that he has known all along the location of the missing box. The writing is clear and uncomplicated while maintaining interesting and varied sentence structures. Simont's illustrations, alternately black-and-white and in three colors, add just the right amount of interest and detail to the text. --Sharron McElmeel, Cedar Rapids Community Schools, Iowa

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440404385
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
03/28/1991
Series:
Nate the Great Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
132,422
Product dimensions:
5.16(w) x 7.56(h) x 0.26(d)
Lexile:
370L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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Nate the Great Goes Down in the Dumps 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorite part is when they look for the box. When they are out looking for the box, it is like a great adventure. They see many people and go to many places.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was great because it was interesting and a good mystery story.