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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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Join the world’s greatest detective, Nate the Great, as he solves the mystery of the missing money box! Perfect for beginning readers and the Common Core, this long-running chapter book series will encourage children to problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries!  

CAN NATE CLEAN UP THE CASE?
 
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Join the world’s greatest detective, Nate the Great, as he solves the mystery of the missing money box! Perfect for beginning readers and the Common Core, this long-running chapter book series will encourage children to problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries!  

CAN NATE CLEAN UP THE CASE?
 
Nate the Great’s friend Rosamond has started a future-telling business, but her money box is missing. Nate and his dog, Sludge, visit Claude, who helped Rosamond set up her business, and Finley, who collects boxes for his rat, but 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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Praise for the Nate the Great Series
 
“Kids will like Nate the Great.”School Library Journal, Starred
 
“A consistently entertaining series.” —Booklist
 
“Loose, humorous chalk and watercolor spots help turn this beginning reader into a page-turner.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“Nate, Sludge, and all their friends have been delighting beginning readers for years.” —Kirkus Reviews
 
They don’t come any cooler than Nate the Great.” —The Huffington Post

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Praise for the Nate the Great Series
 
“Kids will like Nate the Great.”School Library Journal, Starred Review
 
“A consistently entertaining series.” —Booklist
 
“Loose, humorous chalk and watercolor spots help turn this beginning reader into a page-turner.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“Nate, Sludge, and all their friends have been delighting beginning readers for years.” —Kirkus Reviews
 
They don’t come any cooler than Nate the Great.” —The Huffington Post
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:
175,878
Product dimensions:
5.16(w) x 7.56(h) x 0.26(d)
Lexile:
370L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat has written more than 130 books for children and young adults, as well as movie and TV novelizations. Her books have been translated into twenty-four languages. The award-winning Nate the Great series, haled in Booklist as “groundbreaking,” has resulted in Nate’s real-world appearances in many New York Times crossword puzzles, sporting a milk mustache in magazines and posters, residing on more than 28 million boxes of Cheerios, and touring the country in musical theater. Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and her husband, Mitchell Sharmat, have also coauthored many books, including titles in both the Nate the Great and the Olivia Sharp series.
 
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, The Stray Dog. He illustrated the first twenty books in the Nate the Great series.

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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.