Nate the Great (Nate the Great Series)

Nate the Great (Nate the Great Series)


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Join the world’s greatest detective, Nate the Great, as he solves the mystery of the lost picture! 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!  

Nate the Great has a new case! His friend Annie has lost a picture. She wants Nate to help her find it. Nate the Great must get all the facts, ask the right questions, and narrow the list of suspects so he can solve the mystery.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440461265
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 04/28/1977
Series: Nate the Great Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 14,829
Product dimensions: 5.44(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.24(d)
Lexile: 340L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About 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) 4.2 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