Nate the Great (Nate the Great Series)

Nate the Great (Nate the Great Series)


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385730174
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 10/08/2002
Series: Nate the Great Series
Edition description: Anniversary
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 585,494
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 8.69(h) x 0.42(d)
Lexile: 340L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About 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, hailed 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 Uldry, 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 (Nate the Great Series) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 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!
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.
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i thought this book was great because it was a detective story.
it was interesting and fun.
the_hag on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I never did read any Nate the Great growing up...and what a shame. It's amazing that Sharmat can do so very much in terms of story and humor with so few words. It's great for beginner readers and uproariously funny as a read aloud story (especially if you can do the P.I. voice-over effect). This initial installment (I believe there are over 20 in this series) finds Nate the Great on hire for his friend Annie who has lost a favorite picture of her dog Fang. Nate is confidant that he can find the missing painting and sets out to systematically follow all the leads he's been given. He questions suspects and eventually tracks down the culprit, while enjoying meal after meal and snack after snack of, what else, but pancakes (his favorite food, of course). This book is funny, charming and most of kids just LOVED it! I have a 6 year old and an 8 year old, sometimes story time is tough and we're having more and more trouble finding books that appeal to both a 6 year old by and an 8 year old girl! We'll be reading more Nate the Great, because they both found it hilarious and best of all, Girl easily read it to Boy several times after having it read to them as a bedtime story! Absolutely Hilarious, I give it an A+
Sarah21123 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Nate the Great is a detective with a mission. The book series is about his adventures on uncovering mysteries around his house and town.
jscheper on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Nate the Great is a young detective. One morning, after eating his morning pancakes, Annie called and asked for Nate's help in finding her picture. Nate searches Annie's room and her backyard for the picture. Nate eventually solves the case of the missing picture by noticing other pictures Annie's little brother has drawn. Annie's little brother ended up drawing over Annie's picture. Nate has solved another case. This is a great read for a youngster who's into adventure or just a child who asks a lot of questions. Nate is a very realistic hero. The story is timeless but the illustrations are very dated with minimal use of color.
ryann0423 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a story about Nate who loves to play detective. He gets a call from a friend, Annie, and starts on his new case of finding the picture she drew of her dog. In the end Nate finds the drawing in Annie's little brothers bedroom. This book is filled with many words, but they are simple and flow in a manner that students can work through each page and it will challenge them. It would be great to use as a read aloud and then leave it for independent reading time once they have heard the words they will better be able to read them themselves.
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
A kid's picture book about a neighborhood sleuth. Here, he searches for Annie's missing painting of her dog. Humor for adults and a mystery that kids can solve make this a winner.
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Yankee doodle dandy
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Ya thats right i said alright and i am serioud