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Nate the Great and the Phony Clue (Dell Young Yearling)by Marjorie Sharmat
Synopses & Reviews
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.
Originally published: New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1977.
When he finds a torn piece of paper with only part of a word on it, boy detective Nate sets out to find the missing pieces.
About the Author
Marjorie Weinman Sharmat has written every Nate the Great book. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.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, A Stray Dog. He has illustrated the first 20 books in the Nate the Great series. He lives in West Cornwall, Connecticut.
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