Nate, the great detective, depends on his dog, Sludge, to help him solve all his cases. But Sludge can't help him this time. Because Sludge is lost! Lost inside a big department store on a rainy day. Nate frantically searches for his best friend and trusted helper. Salespeople have spotted a wet, slippy, sloppy dog running about. Is Sludge hiding from them? Nate looks high and low and in places he'd rather not look at all. But every clue leads to a dead end...until Nate realizes that Sludge can help him with this case!
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 cant 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!
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"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
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," was inspired by her father, Nathan Weinman. As a child in Portland, Maine, her first job was counting boxes at the real-life Weinman Brothers, a wholesale and manufacturing business owned by her father and uncle.
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. He has also coauthored many books with his wife, including the Olivia Sharp series. In Mitchell Sharmats honor, The Sharmat Collection, displaying the books hes written, was established at the Harvard Graduate School of Education by the Munroe C. Gutman Library.
MARTHA WESTON illustrated How Will the Easter Bunny Know? by Kay Winters (Yearling), as well as more than forty books for children, including six she also wrote.
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