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Nate the Great and the Phony Clue by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat (1977)



Paperback in Good (G) condition. Ex-school library with a small bird sticker on cover. Light signs of wear. Name written on back cover. Pages have light tanning but clean and straight.  Please see our guide to book conditions for more details.

These chapter books introduce beginning readers to the detective mystery genre. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! 

Early one morning, a torn slip of paper with the mysterious letters V I T A appears on Nate the Great's doorstep.  He and his faithful dog, Sludge, set off to solve this latest mystery.  Against ferocious cats, hostile adversaries, and a sly, phony clue -- not to mention a three o'clock deadline -- Nate struggles to prove, once again, that he is Nate the Great.