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Young readers who have enjoyed past adventures of Nate the Great are sure to like this new one. Nate is called upon to investigate the disappearance of Oliver's beach bag. He cleverly assembles tidbits of information and forms a logical and sat isfying solution to the mystery. Simont's sketchy illustrations alternate three-color art with gray wash. Although they are not elaborate, they complement the subtle hu mor of the text. The story is well-written and easy for primary children to follow. It is suitable both for independent reading and for reading aloud. The book will have particular appeal to young readers with a penchant for mysteries. Grade 1-3
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!
Oliver's boring beach bag is gone! This is a perfect case for Nate the Great and his trusty dog, Sludge. But there arent many clues in the sand and surf. Which trail should they follow?
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"Young readers who have enjoyed past adventures of Nate the Great are sure to like this new one . . . well-written and easy for primary children to follow." School Library Journal
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 Nates 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.
Praise for the Nate the Great Series
★ "Kids will like Nate the Great." School Library Journal, Starred Review
"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 dont come any cooler than Nate the Great." The Huffington Post