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Nate the Great and the Big Sniff (Nate the Great) [Paperback]

By Marjorie Weinman Sharmat (Author), Mitchell Sharmat (Author) & Martha Weston (Illustrator)
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Item description for Nate the Great and the Big Sniff (Nate the Great) by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Mitchell Sharmat & Martha Weston...

When his canine companion and mystery-solving partner, Sludge, gets lost while in a large department store on a rainy day, Nate must carefully follow the clues to find him. Reissue.

Publishers Description
Beginning readers are introduced to the detective mystery genre in these chapter books. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries
Nate the Great solves crimes with his dog, Sludge. But this time, Sludge can't help. Sludge is lost Nate looks high and low. But every clue leads to a dead end until . . . Nate realizes Sludge "can" help after all
Check out the extra content in the back the book, featuring activities for young detectives to try at home and a new letter, available July 2015, to adult fans of Nate the Great
Visit Nate the Great and Sludge
"Another satisfying entry in a consistently entertaining series."--"Booklist
""These simple chapter books build confidence in children who are just starting to read and who look forward to a new mystery."--"Kirkus Reviews"

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Yearling
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.63" Width: 5.23" Height: 0.24"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 11, 2003
Publisher   Yearling
Age  6-9
Series  Nate the Great  
ISBN  0440415020  
ISBN13  9780440415022  
UPC  071009004504  

Availability  97 units.
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More About Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Mitchell Sharmat & Martha Weston

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 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.

Mitchell Sharmat, a graduate of Harvard University, has written numerous picture books, easy readers, and novels, and is a contributor to many textbook reading programs. He is best known for the classic Gregory, the Terrible Eater, a Reading Rainbow Feature Selection and a New York Times Critics' Pick. In Mitchell Sharmat's honor, The Sharmat Collection, displaying the books he has written, was established at the Harvard Graduate School of Education by the Munroe C. Gutman Library.

Jody Wheeler developed a greater-than-average interest in children's books at an early eage. having been influenced and encouraged by her great-aunt Opal Wheeler, a prolific writer of books for young readers in the 1950s. Since being trained as a fine artist and educator, Jody has enjoyed working on projects ranging from picture books to educational texts and magazines, and from greeting cards to coloring books. Jody Wheeler divides her time between Manhattan and Siesta Key, Florida.

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York.

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat has published or released items in the following series...

  1. Nate the Great Detective Stories

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery & Horror > Mysteries, Espionage, & Detectives
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Missing: Detective Partner!  Nov 22, 2002
Nate the Great is a detective and a guy known for being able to find lost things or solve mysteries. However, in NATE THE GREAT AND THE BIG SNIFF, Nate experiences his most personal mystery of all when Sludge, his dog, detective partner, and best friend, ends up lost in Weinman Brothers, Nate's favorite store. Since no dogs are allowed in the store, Nate has to leave Sludge outside. Nate goes inside to buy a gift for Sludge and has to stand in a really long line. Worried about his doggy partner, Nate goes back to the entrance to check on Sludge and finds that Sludge is gone!

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat is the author of over twenty Nate the Great adventures, including NATE THE GREAT STALKS STUPIDWEED, NATE THE GREAT AND THE BORING BEACH BAG, NATE THE GREAT AND THE HALLOWEEN HUNT, and NATE THE GREAT AND THE MUSHY VALENTINE. She has written dozens of books for young readers. She named Nate the Great after her father. Her books have been named as Children's Choice books and Junior Literary Guild selections, and been picked as Books of the Year by the Library of Congress.

NATE THE GREAT AND THE BIG SNIFF is written as a chapter book, something the last few books in the series have changed to. The change is welcome because the chapters provide brief bits that can be read while on the go, and they all end up with cliffhanger endings that make the young reader want to pick the book up again or the young listener want to sit down and hear more. As always, the author presents a very real mystery with very real possible solutions before ultimately solving Nate's latest case. The usual cast of Annie and Fang and Rosamond show up in the story, and Claude puts in an appearance to round out the neighborhood. The way that all of the group bands together to help Nate find Sludge is really great and heart-warming. Over the years, Nate has been bothered by these people, or presented hard mysteries by them, and it's good to see that they help him out when he needs it, and that they actually care about Sludge. When the case is finally solved, Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat reveal that Sludge is every bit the detective that Nate is. The full color illustrations by Martha Weston are detailed and expressive. This is a truly great book for young readers and parents who love to read aloud to pre-readers.

Young readers will enjoy the whole Nate the Great series because the tales are told in a familiar fashion and involve a solid cast of characters that return book after book. These books are also some of the best to choose for read-alouds to pre-readers or for the last story before bedtime because they can be read in just a few moments. The Nate the Great mysteries are fun and addictive for both parent and child.

Can Nate think like a dog to solve the case?  Nov 5, 2001
Nate is a great detective and depends on his dog to help him solve cases. But Sludge is lost inside a department store, and this time Nat's on his own in solving the case of a missing best friend. Can Nate think like a dog to solve the case?

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