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Nate The Great (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Yearling Books)

Press: Turtleback Books; Turtleback School & Library ed. edition (April 15, 1977)
Publication Date:1977-4
ISBN:9780808537502
Author Name:Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman
Pages:60
Language:English

Content

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. 
Nate the Great solves the mystery of the missing picture.

From the Inside Flap

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.From the Trade Paperback edition.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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.From the Trade Paperback edition.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Children's Books,Mysteries & Detectives,Literature & Fiction

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Comment List (Total:18)

  •     This is a great book and has kept my almost 7 year old entertained. It is a quality version with sturdy pages and spine. I would recommend this to any 6+ year olds looking for something a bit different to read.

  •     Always a good series for young readers.

  •     Awesome service. I would order again.

  •     My great nephew has become a big fan of the "Nate The Great Series"- He likes to read theses stories

  •     Excellent strategy to make mid level readers think of the value of words as clues; great for encouraging analytical thinking. I am delighted to share this book with my grandson.

  •     Excellent book for 1st-2nd grade!

  •     Nate the Great is a really good series. The first book is great for beginning readers and strong readers alike! I even find my 11 year old reading them for fun. I always hear the kids laughing as they read and I never have to ask them twice to read any Nate the Great books. The kids love that there are some pictures throughout this book. The extra activities at the end are a huge bonus! There's fun facts and crafts that we all enjoy learning and doing together.

  •     This is great reading for my grandson who is going into 2nd grade in the fall. He enjoyed the book very much and we have ordered six more from Nate the Great series.

  •     Just what I needed for home school.

  •     My daughter loves Nate the Great!

  •     Love the noir theme. Nate's character is great and I love the humor. And the pancakes! This was one of my favorites growing up and am reading it to my 5 year old.

  •     I had used this book years ago for a 2nd grade book group at my childrens' school (for 7 years). That group was mostly advanced readers who chose to use their free period to go to a monthly book group. They loved the book and the solve a mystery activity that we did. I am now volunteering with 2nd graders who have reading problems (many whose parents are not literate or don't speak English) and I read with a 2nd grader once a week. He loved this book and loved the treasure hunt activity we did with it. I gave it to another volunteer and she said it was the first book that the 2nd grade boy that she reads with would read out loud-for the previous few months, she read aloud to him. Before we read the book, we previewed vocabulary (made some cards) for the "detective words" (in the back of the book in new editions) and words that might be challenging.

  •     7 year old loves reading Nate the Great books.

  •     After reading this wonderful, beautifully illustrated book, I was able to develop multiple activities for use in a reading center for a second grade classroom. It serves as a great introduction to the concept of what detectives do. Children see his investigations and then are able to do some detective work on their own! For example, as a writing activity, students may write their own letters to "Nate," using descriptive details that may lead him to the suspect!Children and adults like the colorful pictures and the mysteries held inside.

  •     I have four boys - three of whom are old enough to read - and they have loved reading this series. You can read any of the books on their own, but why not start with this first, original story? The books are entertaining, and it's fun to try to solve the mystery as you read. I believe the newer additions may be divided into chapters, but originally these books were not. Either way, they are perfect for kids who have started reading on their own and are wanting to read a "chapter book." To me, this book is the perfect segue from picture books to chapter books. It's short enough to finish in a few days (early readers) or even just an hour or so (stronger readers). These books gave my kids a great sense of accomplishment in being able to read the whole thing all by themselves. I think that is priceless in boosting their confidence and interest in reading. I should also mention that while my boys loved these books, they would be great for girls also.

  •     I liked this, but I'm 40. Its got a dry sense of humor to the writing that I enjoy. My 7 year old didn't find it remotely funny and was bored of it pretty quickly. He asked me not to get any more of the books in this series. :(

  •     My begining reader loved this book. She was very pleased with Nate's obsession with pancakes and she really liked trying to solve the mystery herself. I am going to credit this book with turning her into a book lover because she was so engaged and wanted to keep reading. Prior to this book, she viewe reading as a chore and was even quite upset when she saw the number of pages and number of words on each page in this book. But once we got to the end, she spoke with such animation about the story an Fang and Annie an Nate that I knew she was hooked on reading. It was a book I love when I was younger and now I am happy to pass the joy (and pancakes) along to my little ones.

  •     Another funny book. My 6 year old grandson just laughed and laughed.

 

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