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Big Nate: In a Class by Himself (Big Nate)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

What do you mean they don't give trophies for playing video games?

It’s only fair, isn’t it? Clueless McGee has mastered his Ninja Warz video game and he’d like a trophy. It seems like a lot of extra work to have to win the science fair to get one. . . . Yet that trophy is REALLY nice. And Clueless does have an idea for a magnetic pickle that seems like an obvious winner. So okay, he’s in. Until someone steals the trophy—and then he’s on the case! Clueless will have to call on his finest ninja skills —not to mention some luck and a lot of help from people more competent than he is—in order to solve the mystery. . . .

 
Jeff Mack continues to hit every note just right in this hilarious series that young middle-graders will be reading, rereading, and exchanging with their friends until (and even after) the next installment lands on the shelves. With comic-style art throughout, this book is perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, Dork Diaries and for any kid who likes mysteries, likes to laugh, and is a video game master!

Review:

"Star of a long-running comic strip, sixth-grader Nate Wright makes the leap to a cartoon-laden chapter book in the smart alecky vein of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Nate (who's 'not exactly Joe Honor Roll') dissects the horrors of middle school, from vindictive teachers to the popular girls' lunch table, aka Fort Knox ('You can try to get in, but you have no chance'). The wisp of a plot revolves around a fortune cookie that predicts, 'Today you will surpass all others,' launching Nate into actions that indeed cause him to surpass all others with seven detentions. (His ill-conceived plans include speed-eating 148 servings of cafeteria green beans.) The book's appeal lies in Nate's wickedly astute observations and the savvy integration of cartoons with text. Angry teachers' speech bubbles drip with icicles, and sidebars house humorous asides: 'When a teacher completely snaps and starts screaming, it's called a Full Godfrey. (When Mrs. Godfrey does it, it's called Monday).' Though Nate may not achieve the fame he seeks with his classmates, this sharp-witted and unflappable protagonist just might find it with readers. Ages 8 — 12." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Inspired by Peirce's "Big Nate" comic strip, this first book in a six-part series introduces Nate Wright: sixth grader, class clown, self-described genius, and the all-time record holder for school detentions. Illustrations.

Synopsis:

In this sixth book in Kate and Sarah Klise's 43 Old Cemetery Road series,and#160;the unsuspectingand#160;trio at Spence Mansionand#160;starts a greeting card companyand#8212;and winds upand#160;on the adventure of a lifetime!

Synopsis:

The fifth book in Kate and Sarah Klise's 43 Old Cemetery Road series is a lighthearted gothic epistolary novel told through letters, newspaper articles, transcripts, and drawings, in which the trio at Spence Mansion get an exciting offerand#8212;from Hollywood!

Synopsis:

Sleeping Beauty gets a feisty, furry twist in this hilarious new comic series from the creator of Dragonbreath

Harriet Hamsterbone is not your typical princess. She may be quite stunning in the rodent realm (you'll have to trust her on this one), but she is not so great at trailing around the palace looking ethereal or sighing a lot. She finds the royal life rather . . . dull. One day, though, Harriet's parents tell her of the curse that a rat placed on her at birth, dooming her to prick her finger on a hamster wheel when she's twelve and fall into a deep sleep. For Harriet, this is most wonderful news: It means she's invincible until she's twelve! After all, no good curse goes to waste. And so begins a grand life of adventure with her trusty riding quail, Mumfrey...until her twelfth birthday arrives and the curse manifests in a most unexpected way.

Perfect for fans of Babymouse and Chris Colfer's Land of Stories, this laugh-out-loud new comic hybrid series will turn everything you thought you knew about princesses on its head.

 

Synopsis:

Shrek meets Wimpy Kid in this epically funny tale of a troll trying to figure out how to be more popular

Its not easy being Zarf. As a troll, he's stuck at the bottom of the middle school hierarchy, way below

the prince and knights (populars), ogres and giants (jocks), and even the lowly minstrels (band geeks). Plus, trolls aren't exactly known for their brain power or cool demeanor. But it gets worse. When the king disappears and Zarf's archenemy, the prince, ascends the throne, he makes Zarf's life even more miserable. And so it is that Zarf and his two sidekicks (a neurotic, mutton-obsessed pig and the not-funny son of the court jester) set out to find the missing king as well as their way to middle school heroism. (Okay, the heroism part might be wishful thinking.)

The first book in this brilliant new illustrated series from comics creator Rob Harrell has the perfect mix of real world and fairy tale.

About the Author

Lincoln Peirce is a cartoonist-writer and the creator of the comic strip Big Nate, which appears in 200 U.S. newspapers. He lives with his family in Portland, Maine.

Lincoln Peirce is a cartoonist-writer and the creator of the comic strip Big Nate, which appears in 200 U.S. newspapers. He lives with his family in Portland, Maine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061944345
Author:
Peirce, Lincoln
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Author:
Klise, M. Sarah
Author:
Harrell, Rob
Author:
McCranie, Stephen
Author:
Klise, Kate
Author:
Vernon, Ursula
Author:
J
Author:
Peirce, Lin
Author:
Guidall, George
Author:
eff Mack
Author:
coln
Author:
Mack, Jeff
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets Encyclopedia Brown
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels
Subject:
Animals - Mice Hamsters Guinea Pigs etc.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Big Nate
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white illustrations
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Star of a long-running comic strip, sixth-grader Nate Wright makes the leap to a cartoon-laden chapter book in the smart alecky vein of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Nate (who's 'not exactly Joe Honor Roll') dissects the horrors of middle school, from vindictive teachers to the popular girls' lunch table, aka Fort Knox ('You can try to get in, but you have no chance'). The wisp of a plot revolves around a fortune cookie that predicts, 'Today you will surpass all others,' launching Nate into actions that indeed cause him to surpass all others with seven detentions. (His ill-conceived plans include speed-eating 148 servings of cafeteria green beans.) The book's appeal lies in Nate's wickedly astute observations and the savvy integration of cartoons with text. Angry teachers' speech bubbles drip with icicles, and sidebars house humorous asides: 'When a teacher completely snaps and starts screaming, it's called a Full Godfrey. (When Mrs. Godfrey does it, it's called Monday).' Though Nate may not achieve the fame he seeks with his classmates, this sharp-witted and unflappable protagonist just might find it with readers. Ages 8 — 12." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Inspired by Peirce's "Big Nate" comic strip, this first book in a six-part series introduces Nate Wright: sixth grader, class clown, self-described genius, and the all-time record holder for school detentions. Illustrations.
"Synopsis" by ,
In this sixth book in Kate and Sarah Klise's 43 Old Cemetery Road series,and#160;the unsuspectingand#160;trio at Spence Mansionand#160;starts a greeting card companyand#8212;and winds upand#160;on the adventure of a lifetime!
"Synopsis" by ,
The fifth book in Kate and Sarah Klise's 43 Old Cemetery Road series is a lighthearted gothic epistolary novel told through letters, newspaper articles, transcripts, and drawings, in which the trio at Spence Mansion get an exciting offerand#8212;from Hollywood!
"Synopsis" by ,
Sleeping Beauty gets a feisty, furry twist in this hilarious new comic series from the creator of Dragonbreath

Harriet Hamsterbone is not your typical princess. She may be quite stunning in the rodent realm (you'll have to trust her on this one), but she is not so great at trailing around the palace looking ethereal or sighing a lot. She finds the royal life rather . . . dull. One day, though, Harriet's parents tell her of the curse that a rat placed on her at birth, dooming her to prick her finger on a hamster wheel when she's twelve and fall into a deep sleep. For Harriet, this is most wonderful news: It means she's invincible until she's twelve! After all, no good curse goes to waste. And so begins a grand life of adventure with her trusty riding quail, Mumfrey...until her twelfth birthday arrives and the curse manifests in a most unexpected way.

Perfect for fans of Babymouse and Chris Colfer's Land of Stories, this laugh-out-loud new comic hybrid series will turn everything you thought you knew about princesses on its head.

 

"Synopsis" by ,
Shrek meets Wimpy Kid in this epically funny tale of a troll trying to figure out how to be more popular

Its not easy being Zarf. As a troll, he's stuck at the bottom of the middle school hierarchy, way below

the prince and knights (populars), ogres and giants (jocks), and even the lowly minstrels (band geeks). Plus, trolls aren't exactly known for their brain power or cool demeanor. But it gets worse. When the king disappears and Zarf's archenemy, the prince, ascends the throne, he makes Zarf's life even more miserable. And so it is that Zarf and his two sidekicks (a neurotic, mutton-obsessed pig and the not-funny son of the court jester) set out to find the missing king as well as their way to middle school heroism. (Okay, the heroism part might be wishful thinking.)

The first book in this brilliant new illustrated series from comics creator Rob Harrell has the perfect mix of real world and fairy tale.

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