Nate the Great and the Missing Key (Paperback)
Yearling Books, 9780440461913, 80pp.
Publication Date: August 15, 1982
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
Annie has lost her house key. Now she can't set up for Fang's birthday party. Nate doesn't want to go to a party for Annie's ferocious dog. But he can't resist a mystery. Nate the Great and his trusty dog, Sludge, are hot on the trail
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NatetheGreatBooks.com "Casual and comic, Simont's drawings are . . . lively, adding vitality to the brisk first-person account of yet another deductive triumph. . . . Satisfying, nicely structured and written, this can also be used for reading aloud to younger children."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books