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Nate the Great and the Pillowcase Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman, Weinman, Rosalind, Simont, Marc (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0440410150     ISBN-13: 9780440410157
Publisher: Yearling Books
    OUR PRICE: $5.40  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: December 1995
Annotation: The author of 16 other Nate the Great books collaborates with her sister in this high-quality humorous early reader. It's two a.m. and the phone rings. Can Nate the Great find Rosamond's missing pillowcase before morning? One of her cats really needs it! Illustrations.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Mystery and detective stories.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Mysteries & Detective Stories
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: bl2013007995
Lexile Measure: 330
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 2-3, Age 7-8
Series: Nate the Great
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 7.75" H x 5.25" W x 0.25" (0.25 lbs)
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
It's two o'clock in the morning when the telephone rings and Nate the Great learns that Rosamond's pillowcase is missing. She needs it now because her cat, Big Hex, likes to sleep on it.
Outside it is damp, dark, and dreary, but a good (yawning) sleuth knows that the hunt must go on. Can Nate the Great find the missing piece of laundry before the sun comes up, and before his bedroom slippers wear out?

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, haled 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.
Rosalind Weinman, a portrait artist, lives in Tucson, Arizona. Her recollection of a mysterious middle-of-the-night phone call that woke her father, Nathan (the original Nate the Great), and mother, Anna, inspired this book. Rosalind Weinman has shown exceptional bravery in allowing the character Rosamond to be named after her.
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)
Another dandy adventure starring Nate the Great. With the help of his dog, Sludge, Nate picks up the essential clue, which even the careful reader might miss, and solves the case. Wittily written and illustrated, the book is sure to please fans of the young detective. Copyright 1998 Horn Book Guide Reviews

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1994 February)
Gr 1-3-This 15th addition to the series will not disappoint fans. Nate is awakened by a phone call in the middle of the night. His friend Rosamond needs his help-her cat's pillowcase has disappeared, and the feline, Big Hex, is pacing and keeping her awake. So that all concerned may get some sleep, the young detective sets out to solve the case. This is another well-told, humorous mystery that young readers will be able to solve if they zero in on Sharmat's clues. Simont's lively, realistic watercolors correlate with the action in the text. A satisfying, easy-reader mystery.-Sharron McElmeel, Cedar Rapids Community Schools, IA Copyright 1994 Cahners Business Information.