Nate the Great

Nate the Great

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by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Marc Simont
     
 

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Shortly after a breakfast generously supplied with pancakes, Natethe Great got an urgent call from Annie.

"I lost a picture," said Annie. "Can you help me find it?"

"Of course," said Nate. "I have found lost balloons, books, slippers, chickens. Even a lost goldfish. Now I, Nate the Great, will find a lost

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Shortly after a breakfast generously supplied with pancakes, Natethe Great got an urgent call from Annie.

"I lost a picture," said Annie. "Can you help me find it?"

"Of course," said Nate. "I have found lost balloons, books, slippers, chickens. Even a lost goldfish. Now I, Nate the Great, will find a lost picture."

"Oh, good," Annie said.

Nate, with the cool detachment of a Sam Spade, immediately plunges into his new and baffling case. Getting all the facts, asking the right questions, narrowing down the suspects. Nate, the boy detective who "likes to work alone," solves the mystery and tracks down the culprit. In the process he also discovers the whereabouts of Super Hex, the missing cat.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
The original story in this series has been reissued in a 30th Anniversary edition. Nate remains one of the "greats" in children's literature, a fun character whose stories are fun—and easy—to read. Nate's friend Annie calls, enlisting his aid in finding her missing painting of her dog. Having just finished his favorite breakfast of pancakes, Nate dons his Sherlock Holmes-like hat, his trench coat, and his rubbers and heads over to Annie's. He carefully examines the clues, redirects himself after a false lead makes two hours of digging a waste of time, and eventually discovers the missing painting. Simont's expressive watercolors show Nate's cool determination, provide visual clues for beginning readers, and add humor to the book. All kids deserve to know Nate! 2002 (orig. 1972), Delacorte Press,
— Peg Glisson <%ISBN%>0385730179

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812429954
Publisher:
Random House Childrens Books
Publication date:
04/28/1977
Series:
Nate the Great Series
Pages:
16
Sales rank:
1,148,906
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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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Nate the Great (Nate the Great Series) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nate the Great books started my addiction to mystery books. I can remeber the day I first found a Nate the Great book in the library. I loved everything about it - Rosamund, Fang the dog, and all those pancakes. Great books!
Seeker_of_Knowledge More than 1 year ago
This books show how good it is to pay attention to details and follow steps to find out how things could have happened in this story or how did something disappear. Is great how this author brings this information and teaches the children a valuable lesson without really making it look like a lesson.
pamlloyd More than 1 year ago
I adore mysteries and have since my first Trixie Belden at age seven. My grand daughter has been slow to read but since we are a reading family she has almost been forced into our passion. She found this in her first grade library and read it completely through in one sitting, turned it in and took another out. She likes Nate and she loves the fact that we both read mysteries. My Mother is the "book grandma" and has always sent books for any occassion. I told Mother to go ahead and get the whole series for her and then send them out when she wants to give Abby a prize.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i thought this book was great because it was a detective story.
it was interesting and fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a little old for this but it's a rally fun collection of stories. I would recommend it for ages 4-8. Even older kids would enjoy it. Get an audio version for kids who can't read. And have a happy 4th of July! &#22265
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a realy good book WHEN YOU LIL BUT WHEN U GET OLDER IT GETS BORING
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Yankee doodle dandy
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Ya thats right i said alright and i am serioud