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Nate the Great and the Musical Note (Nate the Great #13)

3.76  ·  Rating Details  ·  235 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
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!

Nate the Great has just received a strange musical note. The note tells Nate's friend Pip what his mother wants him to do at four o'clock. Their friend Rosamond has turned the note into a ri
Paperback, 48 pages
Published May 1st 1991 by Yearling (first published March 15th 1990)
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A book my 6 yr old loved, a little old for my preschoolers. A solid reading level 2 book, this reader has a good amount of advanced vocabulary words, but not so long that it discourages a new reader. Used it for his read out loud book, which was perfect. It took about 15 mins for him to read and had just enough new vocabulary words to make it challenging. Also, it was a fun and interesting story he could get into. He liked it so much, he asked for more by this author. Great reading book!
Nov 13, 2008 Will.m rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: little kids 5-6
Recommended to Will.m by: no one
Shelves: baby-books
It was okay but pancakes was a major mistake because the story was about a musical note. How does pancakes go with the story? That was a screw up. Heres another screw up why would you only give it 48 pages. I mean I had a picture book that had 60 pages. That, my friend, is not a chapter book. A chapter book is seventy or heck 100 pages you call that a chapter book gosh. There were things that were wrong incomplete sentences,wrong spelling , things that don't make sense like this from the story I ...more
Jul 24, 2015 yusi rated it really liked it
When Nate took a shower, his friend Pip came his home.
Pip handed a strange note from Rosemond.
Nate and Pip went out to solve this riddle.
Aruna Kumar Gadepalli
Good for the grade 1+. Those who enjoy detective stories, this one deals with case where the Piano teacher is involved.
Michelle. D.
Sep 04, 2010 Michelle. D. rated it did not like it
Shelves: was-awful
Nate the Great books aren't that great. I hated them when I was a kid, yet I would always read them.The endings of the books were always the same, they figured out what or who did it. And where are Nate's parents? They just let their son walk around everywhere and question people. That is very irresponsible of them. Nate the Great books always made me fall asleep and always wasted my time. I would not recommend this book to anyone, especially little kids. If kids want real mystery, they should r ...more
Jun 25, 2011 Dolly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
We had fun figuring out the solution to the puzzle in this book in the Nate the Great series by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat. We've really enjoyed the books in this series and this was another strange, but fun story. We also enjoyed the "Extra - Fun Activities" section in this book, with facts, jokes, and craft ideas.
Amy Brown
Nate the Great series is great for kids who want a chapter book but aren't ready to get books off of the first chapter display. It's a nice bridge between readers and first chapter books. This one has fun facts about pianos and finger prints in the back plus instructions on how to make a musical instrument and musical jokes. AR 2.9
when pip hands nate a musical note from rosamond,the young dectective is's massage from pip's mother, but rosamond has turned it into a ridle.nate has only until four o'clock to solve it, but there are several musical clues in his most noted case yet,nate must sacale new heights to beat the deadline.can he do it
Feb 19, 2013 Kelli rated it really liked it
Too funny. Even my 2 and 4 year olds laughed at Rosamund and at Sludge's antics. Love that these books keep them interested even though they are much longer than a typical picture book.
Aug 30, 2009 Cherie added it
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I liked it. Pip came to Nate the great's house. He went to Rosamond's house. She was not there. They walked into her garage.
Will Mccray
Nov 06, 2008 Will Mccray rated it it was amazing
My favorite part was when nate ran out with pip it was realy good I would give It a a+ If Iw were the teacher

Jaca Long
the book was a little good because nate the great had to find a musical note on a piano.and the musial note key was the c.
Apr 22, 2015 Theresa rated it liked it
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good early mystery especially for boys
May 26, 2008 Kimberly rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
This is a great mystery series for young detectives.
Nov 04, 2010 Aarong rated it it was ok
nate the great is ecsiting and a big mitrey
Apr 23, 2008 Julian rated it really liked it
It was a longer book than usual.
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Nate the Great likes pancakes. L.W.
Jun 03, 2009 Colleen rated it it was ok
A little boring.
Feb 21, 2015 Schmobes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Marjorie Weinman Sharmat is an American children's writer. She has written more than 130 books for children and teens and her books have been translated into several languages. They have won awards including Book of the Year by the Library of Congress or have become selections by the Literary Guild.
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