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Big Nate on a Roll (Big Nate Novels #3)

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The third Big Nate novel in the New York Times bestselling series by Lincoln Peirce is here! And Big Nate is on a roll!

Nate's a big deal in his scout troop . . . until Artur—aka Mr. Perfect—joins. Now Nate's stuck in second place. And Artur means business. Will Nate take the grand prize? Or wipe out, big time?

This hilarious third novel in the Big Nate series includes a sne
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published August 16th 2011 by HarperCollins (first published January 1st 2009)
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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.

Oct 02, 2011 Eric rated it it was amazing
Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce Nate is trying to win a skateboard in the timber scouts but Artur is ahead from Nate. Who ever wins he will get the skateboard. Will Nate ever get the skateboard or will Artur get it? I think Nate will get it.
Nick Cruz
Feb 26, 2015 Nick Cruz rated it liked it
This book is about a boy name Nate who is having a ruff time in school. He is always getting detentions and getting in trouble,and this girl name Gina is always snitching on him he just hates her,also there is this boy named artur who is quite of a Prince Charming but he just hates how he beats him at anything and the thing that bugs him the most is that he's dating Nate's big crush! But any who they are both timber scouts and there is this prize that whoever sells the most snuffies wins a skate ...more
Lily Leroux
Apr 27, 2015 Lily Leroux rated it it was amazing
I really like this book. It is really funny! It is about Nate and his friends trying to sell as many posters for Boy Scouts because who ever sells the most posters they will win the grand prize which is a skateboard that you design your self. I think this book is funny because it has good jokes and funny drawings. I recommend this book for everyone!
May 12, 2015 Sarai added it
This is an incredible book. I don't love it or hate it. It is in the middle. So I recommend this book to people who like comics or graphic novels. It is very funny.
Arthur Alfaro
May 13, 2015 Arthur Alfaro rated it it was amazing
i like this book because Nate get in trouble alot and the story is about nate trying to get a new skateboard
Apr 27, 2013 NebraskaIcebergs rated it liked it
Am I becoming jaded? My current students enthusiastically recommended the Big Nate series by Lincoln Peirce to me and so this week I read Big Nate on a Roll. The book wasn’t terrible. In fact, it was okay. I even agree with my students who repeatedly told me, “It’s funny!” But that’s all. It’s nothing special.

While reading Big Nate, I kept trying to figure out what Greg of the Wimpy Kid series has over Big Nate. I connected enough with Greg that I bought the set, watched the first movie, and rea
Julian P
Mar 25, 2013 Julian P rated it it was amazing
I finished reading a great book called Big Nate on a Roll by Lincoln Peirce. I really liked this book because it's a fiction book and it's fun for kids to read. Nate (the main character) has a arch enemy named Artur (aka Mr. Perfect) that has bugged him all his life. Nate was in detention and was missing a Timber Scout meeting. Once he got released from detention he rushed to his skateboard and started to his friend Teddy's house. On the way there a woman's dog jumped in front of him and made hi ...more
Arian Bouzari
Sep 15, 2014 Arian Bouzari rated it really liked it
Big Nate on a roll is a fictional comedy comic/novel written by Lincoln Pierce.
The main characters are Nate, Artur, Teddy, and Francis. The story is about Nate has lost his skateboard over a bridge. And he tries to enter a boy scout competition and the grand prize is a customization skate board. But his arch nemesis Artur (he is just a nice foreign kid who is perfect. He is so popular, kind, and mannered. And Nate can't stand him.) joins too and is out selling him 4-1. Nate must gather a plan t
Mar 05, 2015 Josh rated it liked it
This was an okay book because it didn't really have any realistic events that will happen. What I did like about this book was how Nate will think of many scenarios to beat his nemesis in selling wallpapers. His nemesis never seems to lose in anything. I liked this book because it was pretty funny how many times Nate tried to do something that will benefit himself by making his nemesis look bad, but Nate is the on that always looks bad in the end.
Edward Creter
Sep 13, 2014 Edward Creter rated it really liked it
Big Nate s the little kid with a BIG attitude problem, and we love him for it! This one has Nate-ski competing with a foreign exchange student in selling Warm Fuzzy posters. (Note: in high school we never were allowed to hug anyone, a rule I happily broke time and again, so we had to settle for something less tangible, and less good-feeling, called warm fuzzies. So anyone, I think, can relate to THAT!) But poor Nate is left in the dust as the kid outsells him at every turn! VENGEANCE IS MINE!!! ...more
Darion Williams
Nov 20, 2015 Darion Williams rated it really liked it
This book is about Nate and his arch enemie join cub scouts with him. Everybody like him more than Nate.I liked this book because it was funny and I know how Nate feels and that can be very annoying. I recommend this book to people who like diary of a wimpy kid or just comic/chapter books that are funny.
Aug 19, 2015 Beth rated it it was ok
I think I'm too old for this book. I find Nate annoying and feel for the other characters that have to put up with him.
Jan 08, 2015 Scotlyn rated it it was ok
The author of Big Nate is Lincoln Peirce. I liked this book I did not think I was going to like it because I do not like these kinds of books but in the end I thought it had a good message and it was funny at times. There are other books about nate and his friends and I think I am going to read more. Big Nat is kind of a trouble maker so he tries to be a better person but then he loses a friend and a camera so he is trying to look every were for the camera . He tells his friend that he lost it s ...more
Oct 08, 2015 Bakdaulet rated it liked it
I liked this book because it explains a average 12 years old life. Also i could realate to it.
Maria Eleynita
Jan 25, 2014 Maria Eleynita rated it liked it
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It's good. This book has a similarity with the Wimpy Kid although i havent read any of the Wimpy Kid series and i cant compare them, but they both have drawings in the book which makes it cool and enjoyable to read. This will be a big hit for kids and the kids at heart. Funny adventures of Nate Wright.
Renee Parrish
Feb 21, 2016 Renee Parrish rated it liked it
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Dec 01, 2015 Ben rated it it was amazing
In this book, the main characters are Nate Wright and Artur. It is set in a modern day suburb, but it's not specific with a name. The main conflict is that Artur, a new student from a different country who speaks in broken English, which all the girls think is really cute, is always better at everything than Nate, even if he has no idea what he's doing. Specifically in this book, Artur is dating Nate's crush, Jenny, who, like the other girls, thinks Artur is so cute and sweet. Artur also ends up ...more
Nov 08, 2015 Aaron rated it really liked it
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Nate has been extremely annoyed by Arthur. He thinks that Arthur is a Mr Perfect in everything that he is good at and has pulled Nate down to second place. Nate was really fed up because of that. Nate heard about another one of the contests for Scouts. He heard that the grand prize for the winner of the contest is a brand new skateboard. Since he lost his skateboard very recently, he is longing to win the prize, but Arthur is also in Scouts. The contest is to sell a brochure that wasn't so clear ...more
Isao Hayashi
Big Nate is a fiction book written by Lincoln Peirce. This is a funny novel of the Big Nate series, which entertains anybody who reads it.The author is an award winning author and a best seller. In this story, Nate is trying to win a new skateboard by selling some wall hangings. Nate is not the only one who wants that skateboard, his enemy Artur wants to win the skateboard as well. Artur is always one step ahead of Nate and he sold most of the wall hangings, until Nate sells a very exclusive com ...more
Sonia Thiara
Nov 16, 2015 Sonia Thiara rated it it was amazing
The book Big Nate On a Roll By Lincoln Peirce is about how Nate needs a new skateboard and his scout is having a contest to sell posters for money and the grand prize winner gets a personalized skateboard. The problem is that the "charming prince" of his school joins his troop and he is obviously going to win and get the skateboard. Or will he?

I liked this book because it seems like the answer is obvious but in the end something happens to change everything. I also liked this book because it's
Justin G
Dec 07, 2012 Justin G rated it it was amazing
Big Nate on a roll is great because.1)it has an interesting story basis.2)it has interesting plot with cool caricatures and places.3)it is 3rd book in this series. And 4)if you read it you will want to read the 4th book. I really hope you read Big Nate on a roll. So get reading!
Jun 10, 2015 Jesusgarcia rated it really liked it
I thought that big nate was a funny and good book. Nate was very clever to come up with the idea to get money by helping people do their chores. It was very funny when big nate got the microphone and got in trouble for doing that.
Jan 26, 2016 Filip rated it it was amazing
This book was a great laugh especially when I was reading a normal book on the side. It is about Nate who loses his skateboard. Then there is challenge for his timber scout group that the one who sells the most wall hangings wins a customized skateboard. But Nate's luck is not good a wonder boy, Artur, is good at selling he ends up selling 54 wall hangings. Nate realises that he has to make money to buy them himself. He finds a comic book he doesn't like and it turns out it was worth enough to b ...more
Nov 11, 2015 Brandon rated it it was amazing
It funny to read and cool to read. this book is about 3 friends that play all sports and go to school. The character that I like is Nate. He hates this one teacher named Ms. God Frey. Nate hates her because she gives him bad grades and a lot of homework. What I like about this book is that he plays all the sport I play and he is really funny. Nate is cool and really funny. France is pretty cool but he likes cats but I hate cats. Teddy is cool he follows Nate and France. They are all pretty cool. ...more
Troy Grabert
May 07, 2015 Troy Grabert rated it liked it
I chose this book because I read some of the other books. I also read this book because my friends said it was funny. I like how the pages look like comic strips. I also like how they use the same characters in each book.
I think the setting was good. The author could have described the setting better. I like how they describe the scene when Nate was on the bridge.
I like all of the characters in this book. Overall, my favorite character Francis. I liked him best because he reminds me of myself
Dylan Bernaud
Feb 29, 2016 Dylan Bernaud rated it it was amazing
The book "Big Nate On A Roll" by Lincoln Peirce was a great book. It was about a a kid named Nate that is in middle school. He is a timber scout and he has to sell as many wall hangings as he can. The grand prize is a skate board and Nate really wants a new one.

In my opinion, I think this book was great. It was really funny and I loved the pictures. I also liked the story line. Nate lost his skate board so he needed a new one.

I recommend this book to boys and girls but mostly boys. I thought t
Ryan Cassara
Big Nate on a Roll by Lincoln Pierce is book three in the series. This book is very competitive and funny. Especially when mistakes after mistakes happen.

When Nate is riding his skateboard he slips and the board goes under the bridge bars and into a lake. Now he does not have enough time to go to school every morning. When his scout mission occurs he has the chance to sell wall hangings and the scout who sells the most gets a new skateboard. But another scout member is very good at selling!

I rec
Big Nate on a roll is a great book and I feel like it represents the graphic novel genre well but I feel like it has no serious tone and makes it self a lot more in a trying to be funny and a way where you can open 90 percent of pages and you will be able to read. That can be bad because the plot isn't really there and while funny the little shorts in the book feel like are there just to fill the book up and they interrupt what ever is happening.I might have said that but on the other hand this ...more
Nate wants to win the poster-selling contest sponsored by his scout troop. He is especially motivated by the first prize, a new skateboard, since he just lost his own precious skateboard in an incident involving a dog, a bridge, and a fatal plunge into the river (the skateboard's not Nate's).
How Nate determines to beat his rival, Artur, an annoying new French student, for the prize shows his ambition and hard work and creativity. Throughout the story, Nate keeps drawing his comic strip, and flas
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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 (7 books)
  • Big Nate: In a Class by Himself (Big Nate Novels, #1)
  • Big Nate Strikes Again (Big Nate Novels, #2)
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