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Big Nate Goes for Broke (Big Nate Novels #4)

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Big Nate is going for broke in the fourth novel in the hilarious New York Times bestselling series by Lincoln Peirce! Includes a sneak peek to Big Nate Flips Out!

Mighty Jefferson Middle School always wins. Then Nate decides it's time to go from zeroes to heroes! Will Nate crack under the pressure of the "Ultimate Snowdown"? Or lead P.S. 38 to its biggest victory ever?

Hardcover, 224 pages
Published March 20th 2012 by HarperCollins
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May 20, 2012 Karen rated it really liked it
One of my students is a huge fan of Big Nate, and when he bought it at our recent book fair, and read it in one day, I knew I had to read it as well. What a fun, fun book! And I loved the emphasis put on both creativity and teamwork in this book in the Big Nate series. A great addition to our library!
Oct 10, 2016 Jerry rated it really liked it
Cute and funny. This series is definitely a winner.
Oct 17, 2016 CarsonB rated it it was amazing
This book was awesome. It has so much humor in this book. It includes a kid named Nate, who's just like me, in middles school, and gets into some trouble. Nates school has a gas leak, so they have to go to their rival school, and stay there for the rest of the trimester. So, will Nate be able to keep it together for the remainder of the trimester? Also, my favorite part is when they do a snowman building competition and they find that Jefferson Middle School cheated, and they finally defeated th ...more
Tristan Slaton
Mar 20, 2015 Tristan Slaton rated it it was amazing
Big Nate Goes for Broke by Lincoln Pierce is a story about big Nate and his friends had a snow day and is trying to have the best snow day ever but turns on them. at the school dance the sprinkler system went of and they went home. The next morning Nate, Teddy, and Francis where sledding on Teddy’s new tube when the despised rivals Jefferson came and popped Teddy’s new tube. so the decided to go to nates house. On there way back they saw construction workers at their school. They said “what's go ...more
Bennett Allen
Nov 16, 2015 Bennett Allen rated it it was amazing
Big Nate Goes For Broke by Lincoln Peirce was a very good book. I rally liked how Nate had to go to the rival middle school which he always seems to have problems with while the school is getting the water drained from the gym. It was also cool to compare how Nate has evolved throughout the book and has become more mature. Th only thing I disliked about it was that it seemed like they spent to much time getting the problem and not enough to time solving it.

In this book Nate is having a rivalry
Maddie Smith
Oct 29, 2015 Maddie Smith rated it it was amazing
The book Big Nate: Goes for Broke by Lincoln Peirce is a hilarious book full of fun stories and events of young cartoonist Nate Wright. If you like fiction books, I highly recommend this book and series.

Nate Wright, a future cartoonist in the making, is tired of his school always loosing to their rivals from Jefferson Middle School. When Nate's school, P.S. 38, has to be fixed due to a pipe malfunction, Nate and his fellow comrades must go to school at Jefferson for two weeks. Nate is determined
Julian Joseph
Jan 08, 2015 Julian Joseph rated it it was amazing
The title of the book I finished reading was Big Nate: Goes For Broke.
The author of this book is Lincoln Peirce. It is a fictional book and has 216 pages.

The Main Characters are Nate, Dee Dee, Francis, Teddy and the Jefferson Middle School students.

The book is about a boy named Nate, who complains that the Jefferson students always win everything, which is proved by the fact that Jefferson won at everything against Nate's school, P.S. 38 for the last few years. Dee Dee says no one truly wins eve
Sahal Sajeer
Mar 10, 2015 Sahal Sajeer rated it it was amazing
Nate Wright is about to have the biggest blast when he hears that his school, P.S. 38, is going to close down for a short notice. This means that he gets to mingle with friends, relax and enjoy drawing comics galore! But, all that changes when P.S. 38 announces that studies will continue in Jefferson, the mortal enemy of P.S. 38. The thing is, P.S. 38 hasn't beaten Jefferson in ANYTHING, so Nate and his gang are ready for a thrashing. But all that changes when the find Jefferson's 'Achilles' Hee ...more
Noah Moon
Oct 05, 2015 Noah Moon rated it it was amazing
I really enjoy this book. This is one of the books in the series that actually has a story line, unlike the other books, which is only comics. This book is a mixture of comics, and a novel. I enjoy reading this series, and when i read it, I relate it to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. I would definite read this book again,and would recommend this book to anyone who likes the comic type books with a story line in it.
Mar 05, 2015 James rated it really liked it
You should read the book because it was so hilarious!!! It was the most funniest and silly book i The book is almost like reading a Diary Of A Wimpy kid book. Its a really great book.
Jan 17, 2013 Mas5thgrade2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book.
Konnor M. 1
Jan 06, 2017 Konnor M. 1 rated it it was amazing
The book Big Nate Goes for Broke by Lincoln Pierce is a story told from the perspective of Nate. The Doodlers Club were having a meeting then Mr.Rosa finally showed up to start the club. Then some random person walked in behind him with a bag on her. She pulls the things out of the bag to show Nate and the other Doodlers. They are just a ton of amazing pictures. A couple days later they have a school dance and something terribly happens at their school. So they had to go to school at their rival ...more
Apr 02, 2015 Josiah rated it it was ok
Celebration time! I love Lincoln Peirce's Big Nate novels, and have since the start. The deepening field of "novel-in-cartoons" literature should make any fan of comic strips happy, and I say the Big Nate novels are as good through the first four as Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and getting better with each installment. As much as I enjoyed Big Nate: In a Class by Himself and Big Nate Strikes Again, Big Nate on a Roll was a notable improvement, and Big Nate Goes for Broke again moves up a ...more
Kesh White
Jan 03, 2017 Kesh White rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading this book especially because of the illustrations. They are so fun and hilarious! I think the author made a very good job writing this book in an elementary school kid's perspective. It feels like the author actually wrote this book when he was a kid.
I love the characters because they are just so funny at some moments, and at other moments they become serious, and in the next moment they're funny again. This book has so much humor in it!
Oct 23, 2016 Jen rated it really liked it
Per my 7 year old's recommendation, this series is "true comedy." Underdogs, little humiliation, teamwork and resilience are themes with many scenes that were fun to discuss with my son...and I think he liked showing off his good book finds just as much as I love telling others about my good book finds! ...more
Dec 13, 2016 Connor rated it liked it
I rated this book with 4 stars because it was funny how Nates school haven't beat their arch enemy team in 7 years in any game
AK or AJ (Alan)
Dec 08, 2016 AK or AJ (Alan) rated it it was amazing
PS.38 has been closed down for repair. Jefferson is where the PS.38 students are going. What is going to happen? Will PS.38 finally beat Jefferson at something?
Dhruv L
Oct 26, 2016 Dhruv L rated it it was amazing
Jefferson Middle school is about to meet their rival, P.S 38
Oct 27, 2016 Tyler added it
its a book.
Jennifer Martelon
Apr 20, 2016 Jennifer Martelon rated it really liked it
Title: Big Nate Goes for Broke
Author: Lincoln Peirce
Illustrator: (if different than author)
Genre: Comedy and humor, comic books and graphic novels
Theme(s): School life
Opening line/sentence: "I don't want to brag or anything, but I happen to be the president of the greatest club ever invented."
Brief Book Summary: Nate breaks his wrist while he is trying to help his friend Chad. Later on a girl who attends Jefferson writes a bad message on his cast. The students at P.S. 38 then vow to beat Jeffers
Sep 27, 2016 Akhill rated it it was amazing
Sep 19, 2016 Crystal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome book!!!!

Best book ever!!!!! I love big Nate I use to never read big Nate but then I found out it's a good book and then my first big Nate book that I read was big Nate and friends Next up big Nate flips out!

Nov 22, 2013 Mia rated it really liked it
I love this book. It was truly funny and enjoyable. The reason why I love this book is because its funny, it has drama, it has action, and it has a snowball down contest(which is building stuff from snow).

The setting of this book is outside,at Mr.Rosa,at Jefferson Middle School, p.s 38, and the school gym.This book is (realistic fiction)because Nate deal with stuff other kids might have to face.This book is person vs person.An this book Nate has to deal with Nolan (from Jefferson).Nate has a pr
Sep 23, 2016 Ben rated it really liked it
This book is a perfect replacement for Diary of a wimpy kid. I laughed out loud several time while I was reading this book. I have read all of the Big Nate books and this was by far the best. In this book P.S. 38, Nate's school can't seem to beat their rival, Jefferson, in anything. Later they find out that everybody has an achilles heel.
Daniel Valastro
Mar 24, 2013 Daniel Valastro rated it really liked it
Book report

Title: Big Nate goes for Broke.

Genre: Humour
Audience: The intended audience is kids 8 to 14.

Characters: Nate Wright, Dee Dee, Teddy and Francis.

Nate Wright : Nate is at school he plays basketball for PS.38 team. He is also in the doodles club they draw cartoons.

Dee Dee: She is a chatterbox and Nate lost the bet to ask Dee Dee to join their doodler's club. They then became good friends.

Teddy: Teddy is one of Nate's best friends he is in the doodler's club and the basketball club. Ted
May 04, 2016 ArtemV rated it liked it

This is the book called Big Nate goes for broke.
There they always play verses the other school and never win and always fail. Mighty Jefferson Middle School always wins. Then Nate decides it's time to go from zeroes to heroes! Will Nate crack under the pressure of the "Ultimate Snowdown»?
Nate is enraged to find out Jefferson is better than them. Later in the book, he goes to a dance. Trouble starts when the fire alarm goes off. The school is closed and the kids from P.S. 38 are sent to Jefferso
Ms. Yingling
Mar 23, 2012 Ms. Yingling rated it liked it
Peirce, Lincoln. Big Nate Goes For Broke.
Nate is glad that he and his friends have been allowed to put together the only cool club in the school-- the Doodlers. When their advisor says that they need to recruit girls, Nate approaches DeeDee, who (while a bit dramatic) has done awesome posters for the dance. Unfortunately, DeeDee thinks that Nate is asking her to the school dance, so he gets roped into going. While there, Nate is impressed that DeeDee is actually pretty cool-- she tells everyone
May 11, 2015 Chantelle rated it it was amazing
My 8 year old son begged to read this & I was hesitant. All I can say now is that we are BOTH very glad I took a chance and read it to him (and the rest of the series) before bed every night (he read on his own at other times).

Surprisingly, this was the first book (in a REALLY long time) that literally made me laugh out loud - repeatedly!! I WILL admit that Nate - the way he thinks, acts, and his imagination - is extremely similar to my son so, I'm sure that influenced how often I laughed.

Matthew Madden
Nov 02, 2015 Matthew Madden rated it it was amazing
Big Nate goes for broke by Lincoln Peirce is about a boy named Nate, just like in the other books. But, in this book Nate and his friends go through many things, that mainly are about their rival school, Jefferson. Nate has a cartoon club at his school. He is surprised when he sees how good Jefferson's art work is. There is a contest for art and Nate and his partner Dee Dee join it. What will happen to Nate, will he win in the contest, or will his partner mess up? Nate and his school also have t ...more
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Lincoln Peirce is a cartoon artist from Portland, Maine. He lives with his wife and two children, and occasionally gives lectures to students about cartoon creating. Peirce writes the comic strip "Big Nate". Peirce's comic strip, Big Nate, is featured as an island on the famous children's website, Poptropica. Big Nate appears as the first cartoon on The Maine Sunday Telegram in the comics section. ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Big Nate Novels (8 books)
  • Big Nate: In a Class by Himself (Big Nate Novels, #1)
  • Big Nate Strikes Again (Big Nate Novels, #2)
  • Big Nate on a Roll (Big Nate Novels, #3)
  • Big Nate Flips Out (Big Nate Novels, #5)
  • Big Nate: In the Zone (Big Nate Novels, #6)
  • Big Nate Lives It Up (Big Nate Novels, #7)
  • Big Nate Blasts Off (Big Nate Novels, #8)

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