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Nate the Great and the Mushy Valentine Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman, Simont, Marc (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0440410134     ISBN-13: 9780440410133
Publisher: Yearling Books
    OUR PRICE: $5.40  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: February 1995
Annotation: Nate the Great hates mushy stuff. But when he spies a big red paper heart taped to the outside of Sludge's doghouse, Nate knows he must help out his favorite pooch. Wh has left Sludge a secret valentine?
It's a mystery until Nate finds out his friend Annie is missing a valentine. The case seems easy. Nate is relieved. No more mushy stuff. That's what he thinks.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Valentine's Day; Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Holidays & Celebrations | Valentine's Day
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: bl2016042162
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 2-3, Age 7-8
Series: Nate the Great
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 7.50" H x 5.25" W x 0.25" (0.25 lbs) 32 pages
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Contributor Bio(s): 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 Nate’s 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 Udry, 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.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 1994)
Nate the Great has two cases to solve: who has given his dog a valentine, and who stole Annie's unfinished valentine? With its lighthearted plot and suspense, the story will amuse young mystery fans. Copyright 1998 Horn Book Guide Reviews

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2004 December #1)
Marjorie Weinman Sharmat's winsome detective (and his dog) has not one, but two mysteries to solve in Nate the Great and the Mushy Valentine, illus. by Marc Simont. This chapter book (originally published in 1994) is being reissued with 24 pages of bonus activities, including trivia questions, craft projects, recipes and riddles all related to Valentines Day. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1994 March)
Gr 1-3-A comical mystery that is sure to delight beginning readers. The predictable tale boasts short, easy-to-follow sentences and familiar characters that will make the young detective's fans feel right at home. Nate takes on a double case here, as he tries to find a missing Valentine and the identity of the sender of a heartfelt message to his dog. Readers will love trying to solve Nate's cases but will be pleasantly fooled by the ``mushy'' ending. The colorful watercolor illustrations complement the text, making this selection just plain fun all year round.-Denise Furgione, Atlantic County Library, Mays Landing, NJ Copyright 1994 Cahners Business Information.