Item description for Nate the Great (Nate the Great) by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat & Marc Simont...
Overview When Annie tells him about her missing painting, Nate the Great and his trusted companion, Sam Spade, set out to investigate, gather clues, and solve the mystery.
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 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. Check out the extra content in the back the book, featuring activities for young detectives to try at home and a new letter, available May 2015, to adult fans of Nate the Great Visit Nate the Great and Sludge NatetheGreatBooks.com *"Marc Simont has dressed Nate the Great in Sherlock Holmes garb, and Marjorie Weinman Sharmat has perfectly reduced Sam Spade sentences to fit primary grade sleuths. Adults won't mind reading this aloud again and again. Kids will like Nate the Great. Kids will want to read more of his books." --"School Library Journal, "Starred "The illustrations capture the exaggerated, tongue-in-cheek humor of the story." --"Booklist"
"From the Trade Paperback edition."
Citations And Professional Reviews Nate the Great (Nate the Great) by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat & Marc Simont has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1526
Bookpage - 12/01/2002 page 23
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2002 page 63
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2003 page 63
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Studio: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.76" Width: 5.96" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Oct 8, 2002
Publisher Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN 0385730179 ISBN13 9780385730174
Availability 0 units.
More About Marjorie Weinman Sharmat & Marc Simont
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.
Reviews - What do customers think about Nate the Great (Nate the Great)?
Welcome to Dragnet, Junior! Jan 7, 2008
Nate The Great lives up to his moniker as the neighborhood detective who works alone in this hilarious and page-turning novel for young readers.
The simplicity of the writing will add to the enjoyment for kids and parents, as well, who will be sure to be reminded of hard-boiled detectives in those old black-and-white movies we've all seen on TV.
You'll love sharing this book (and a big stack of pancakes) with your kids!
Nate the Great is, well....great! Mar 18, 2007
Nate is one of the best kid detectives I have ever met. The books are instant classics and I was inspired and interested in reading the whole series since third grade. I will buy the whole collection no matter what, just to have this smart gumshoe in my book case for my own pleasure to read again and again.
Nate the Great is Great! Jan 5, 2007
This book is a great detective book. Nate helps his friend find a lost picture.
Wonderfully Funny! Sep 26, 2006
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 all...my 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+
Nate the Great is, well, GREAT! Mar 30, 2005
With charming illustrations and a clever case-cracking hero, early readers will love to read this book as well as the others in the Nate the Great series. Nate has a kid's dream "job" of being the neighborhood detective, and he is surrounded by quirky companions whose cases he solves. These witty stories with a vintage originality will have kids reaching for the next one . . . and the next. . .