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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?

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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published March 20th 2012 by HarperCollins
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Karen
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!
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
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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
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
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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
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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
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.
James
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 read.lol The book is almost like reading a Diary Of A Wimpy kid book. Its a really great 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
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Josiah
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
Michael
Feb 04, 2016 Michael rated it really liked it
Big Nate goes for broke is a continuation of the big Nate series and is a highly entertaining book due to the storyline. The big Nate series is written by The author Lincoln Pierce who has wrote and is still writing the Diary of a wimpy kid series because of this I knew that I was going to get and entertaining read. This book is a fun short story which gives the realistic view of a 6th grader named Nate. this book captured the realism of a school with nerds, jocks, bullies, teachers and girls bu ...more
Haley
Mar 25, 2016 Haley added it
Shelves: children-s-lit
This is a story about a competitive preteen who wants more than anything to beat Jefferson Middle School in cartooning. Nate attends PS 38 Middle School and they have a habit of losing to Jefferson Middle School at everything. When PS 38 experiences some flood damage, Nate and his cartoon club "The Doodlers" are forced to spend some time at Jefferson while the repairs are being made. As you can imagine, the tension rises between the cartooning club at Jefferson and the Doodlers.

I loved the pers
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Jake Benci
Feb 18, 2015 Jake Benci rated it it was ok
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
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Max Ricci
Oct 20, 2015 Max Ricci rated it really liked it
The book I read was Big Nate Goes for Broke by Lincoln Pierce. I think that this book is realistic fiction because they are events that could happen inreal life. The setting takes place in present times in P.S. 38 Middle School and Jefferson Middle School. The main characters are Nate, DeeDee, Teddy, Francis, and Chad. The book is about a group of friends trying to beat their rival school at something because the rival school beats them at everything. Their school, P.S. 38 has a problem with the ...more
Hudson Gray
Dec 14, 2015 Hudson Gray rated it really liked it
Big Nate Goes for Broke is a fun and entertaining book. There is a lot of emphasis on creativity, which I liked a lot. It is the fourth book in the Big Nate series by Lincoln Pierce. Overall, it was a very good book.

In Big Nate Goes for Broke, Nate Wright is fed up with rival middle school, Jefferson, who always beats Nate's school at everything. After he is forced to go to school at Jefferson and sees what happens there up close, Nate's decides to find their "Achilles Heel" and finally beat t
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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
Ryan Cassara
Big Nate Goes for Broke by Lincoln Pierce is book 4 in the Big Nate series. This book is very entertaining because Nate is trying his hardest to beat Jefferson Middle School. Also known as his school's arch rival. P.S. 38 is Nate's school.

They have never beat Jefferson Middle school at anything. Nate and his friends are tired of losing to Jefferson Middle school. Jefferson beats P.S. 38 at every activity. When Nate thinks things couldn't get worse P.S. 38. has a leak in the cafeteria and all st
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Aymen
Oct 20, 2015 Aymen rated it it was amazing
Setting somebody wanted but so Then
The setting in this book takes at first place in PS #38 (Nate's school), then at Jefferson Middle school because his school is under construction. Nate, which is a sixth grader and attends Public School #38 wants to get revenge and for once win Jefferson in something because they have been winning them for the past few years. But when they have a huge basketball tournament, Nate can't compete because of his broken wrist. So, he can't compete and his school loos
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Megan Whalen
"Big Nate Goes for Broke" by Lincoln Peirce was a hilarious book. With a change into a different school. An art club along with Dee Dee. Nate's life is really eventful. Nate also experiences a broken wrist. Lastly, a rigged snow building contest.

What I like about this book is that it was really funny. This book was very easy too. This was a great read.

I recommend this book to people who like an easy read. This book was very easy to read. This book was also very funny. I recommend this book to
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Kieran Kirk
Mar 06, 2015 Kieran Kirk rated it it was amazing
Hi, I would like to tell you about big Nate goes for a broke. It is Lincon Perce's new big Nate book. It's about trying to beat jefferson middle school, at a few sports. Like basket ball, and a few others. to me it's a 5 out of 5. I haven't read all of the big Nate books, but that is the best one so far that I've read. There is also a big Nate game on the ITunes store and Google play, I will leave the name down below. At the name down below. It is a good I recemend it for anyone. I really think ...more
Rose
Mar 09, 2015 Rose rated it really liked it
The Book title is Big Nate Goes For Broke. The author of this book is Lincoln Peirce. The book is Realistic Fiction, and it has 224 pages. The main Character in this book is basically Nate. The settings that are most important in this book are PS. 38 school and Jefferson School. The theme of the book is, you don’t have to win at everything to be a winner. The top two plots of the story is one, when PS. 38 breaks down and everyone has to go to Jefferson, and two, when PS 38 finally beats Jefferso ...more
Edward Creter
Big Nate is still off the cuff and funny as ever in volume four! Nate is queasy knowing that some GIRL is a better doodler of comics than himself, and now, thru the reverse therapy of his art teacher, is made to work with her for the school paper. BUT: competition heats up from the school next door from older kids who are better than Nate and his school chums! Nate won't let that down! Now he has to come up with something fast to beat the older kids at their own game..IF he can play a game THEY ...more
Mas5thgrade2013
Jan 17, 2013 Mas5thgrade2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book.
Dylan Bernaud
The book "Big Nate Goes for Broke" by Lincoln Pierce is a great book about a kid who hates school. It talks about their school rival (Jefferson) and how Jefferson is so much better than them. Big Nate is a really funny book.

Personally, I really enjoyed this book. It is funny, exciting, and very interesting. I specifically liked how funny it was. It has a lot of jokes.

I recommend this book to mostly younger kids between 8 and 15. Probably girls also. I think almost anyone would like this book th
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Chantelle
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.

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Navpreet Singh
March Book Review by: Navpreet Singh

Big Nate Goes for Broke by Lincoln Peirce is a relatable book about a young 6th grader named Nate wright who wants to out do the rival school. I ended up liking this book. Because it was funny and very relatable and had some moments of laughter in between the book. The main setting of this book was at a middle school at PS.38 during the winter season. The main characters are Nate Wright, Teddy, Francis, Dee Dee, the rival gang at the rival school. The main co
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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
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Mia
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
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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
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Austin Berry
This book is about a boy named Nate, who is the leader in his cartooning club, but is always getting bullied by a boy named Randy from Jefferson middle school, their arch enemy school. One day Nate's school floods and they have to move into Jefferson for a week. Oh ya and by the way, Nate's school has never beaten Jefferson at anything, so Nate HAS to be the first. What will Nate beat Jefferson at? Jefferson is good at everything! I would recommend this book to anybody who likes a good laugh.
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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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Big Nate Novels (7 books)
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