Nate the Great and the Missing Key
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Nate the Great and the Missing Key (Nate the Great #6)

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Nate the Great doesn't especially want to go to a birthday party for Annie's ferocious dog, Fang. But he can't resist a mystery--and when Annie loses her house key and can't get inside to set up the party, Nate and his trusty dog, Sludge, are hot on the trial.
Paperback, 48 pages
Published August 15th 1982 by Yearling (first published 1981)
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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!
Pat (Get Kids to Read) Tierney
Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman. Nate the Great and the Missing Key. New York. Yearling. 1981.
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Nate the Great and the Missing Key is one of the many volumes in the classic Nate the Great mystery series. In this volume, Nate is asked to solve the mystery of where his friends key has gone. There was a puzzling note left by Rosamond but Annie needs the key before she can start her dog Fang's birthday party.
Nate goes about the mystery in the usual way. He lea...more
Aug 17, 2011 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Our girls (especially our youngest) have always loved Nate the Great stories. They are always fun, and always strange. This tale centers around Fang's birthday and Annie losing her house key. The story is entertaining - classic Nate...the Great.
Nate the Great doesn't especially want to go to a birthday party for Annie's ferocious dog, Fang. But he can't resist a mystery--and when Annie loses her house key and can't get inside to set up the party, Nate and his trusty dog, Sludge, are hot on the trial.
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A really good Nate the Great mystery!
Michelle. D.
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
We listened to this. He loved it--five stars he says, but since this is my goodreads account, my opinion wins. I did get a little annoyed with the reader of the audiobook overemphasizing "I, Nate the Great" repeatedly. It was like a speed bump in the listening experience. Ian was thrilled to read that the author lives in our city.
I like how no one can see the metal key because it was hiding on Fang's color with all the other medal stuff. And I like Rosamond's poem for where it is. Just like Nate the Great, I think Rosamond is a pretty strange girl.
Favorite among young readers at my school. This is best intro to Nate the Great.
Andd Becker
Marc Simont illustrated this book about a boy-detective. Annie needs to find the key to her house. She asks Nate to decipher Rosamond's riddle about the location of the key.
Jaca Long
the book was good because nate the great help his friend ,her find the key and it was on her dog the hole time!ha ha ha!
Aug 09, 2008 Jared rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Luke(my brother)
Recommended to Jared by: My mom
"It was nice. It was about a: missing key, and they found it on the dog: Fang, It was also fang's b-day."
Wilson ubri
Sep 04, 2007 Wilson ubri rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Now this book is funny
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what i learned about this book is funny and that it teahes little kids to not be scar of a big dog.
my new FAVORITE series! Nate is absolutely adorable and i giggle every time i read his adventures.
Note on July 28, 2013: This was the first chapter book Maddie read to herself.
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We thought the book was quite funny. Nate is a smart detective. N.+M. R
Our latest purchase. Sometimes things are right under your nose.
On the suggested summer reading list for students.
Feb 13, 2009 Anne marked it as childrens-books
Too easy, says my daughter, but good to read.
Nancy (Colorado)
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Actually made sense. :D
Kieran Caves
I have read this book twice.
good early mystery
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