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Miles away. Nate's cousin Olivia Sharp herself a detective hears about the missing turkey on TV. Before he can say gobble, gobble, Olivia appears on Nate's doorstep; and just as quickly, she's off hunting for the feathered creature.
It looks as if Nate can sit this case out. until he turns on his TV and a picture of the turkey flashes on. Suddenly Nate is moving just as fast! Now Nate, Olivia, Sludge, and Claude are all in pursuit of the turkey. Are two (or more) detectives better than one? From talking turkey to stalking turkey will every detective come out a winner?
Number of Pages: 96
Vendor: Random House
Publication Date: 2007
|Dimensions: 7.63 X 5.19 (inches)|
A giant turkey is on the loose! And everyone is on the caseNate, his cousin Olivia, his dog, Sludge, and even his friend Claude. But from talking turkey to stalking turkey, will every detective come out a winner?
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"Another droll mystery for the series many fans."Booklist
"Engaging and funny. Large print, plenty of white space, good use of repetition, and frequent drawings allow early readers to enjoy the story."School Library Journal
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. The idea for Nate the Great Talks Turkey came to him when he heard a radio news flash describing the predicament of a family trapped inside their car by an aggressive turkey in a supermarket parking lot. 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.
JODY WHEELER developed a greater than average interest in childrens books at an early age, 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, Ms. Wheeler has enjoyed working on a variety of 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.
★ "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