Jody Wheeler

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Author(s): Andrew Sharmat & Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Illustrator(s): Jody Wheeler
Publisher: Penguin Group
ISBN-10: 1101934670
ISBN-13: 978-1101934678
Release Date: June 20, 2017
Category: Middle Grade

Nate the Great and the Missing Birthday Snake!

Synopsis:

Join the world's greatest detective, Nate the Great, as he solves the mystery of his friend's missing pet snake! 

Will this case slither away?

Rosamond is having a birthday party for her cousin Lizzy! Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, are invited. So are Lizzy's four pet snakes. Nate believes that a good detective knows his limits. Nate does not want to go to a birthday party filled with dangerous; slimy guests. But when one of these "guests" goes missing, Nate and Sludge must face their fears to save the day!

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“I hope all fans of Nate the Great and readers meeting Nate and his friends for the first time will enjoy this latest mystery.  It was really fun for me to bring to life a new quirky character, Rosamond’s cousin Lizzy.  My cousins and I had lots of adventures growing up but nothing quite as challenging as what Nate and the gang face in this new book.”


- Jody Wheeler





Join the world's greatest detective, Nate the Great, as he solves the mystery of his friend's missing pet snake! 

Will this case slither away?

Rosamond is having a birthday party for her cousin Lizzy! Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, are invited. So are Lizzy's four pet snakes. Nate believes that a good detective knows his limits. Nate does not want to go to a birthday party filled with dangerous; slimy guests. But when one of these "guests" goes missing, Nate and Sludge must face their fears to save the day!

Acknowledgements:

Jody Wheeler would like to thank the families who helped Nate the Great on the road:
the Phillips family and Schnur family on Saratoga Lake, the Fisher family Laguna, the Spensieri family and Satish Kumar, the owner of the Robinhood Motel in Ballston Spa.
Majorie Weinman Sharmat:

Born in Portland, Maine, in 1928,
 Marjorie Weinman Sharmat dreamed of becoming a writer. Little did she know that she would be the author of more than 130 books for children of all ages, which have been translated into 17 languages. Another of her childhood dreams, that of becoming a detective, has also been realized in her most popular Nate the Great series, begun in 1972. 


Jody Wheeler:

From an early age Jody Wheeler developed an interest in picture books, having been influenced by her Great Aunt Opal Wheeler, a renowned author of children’s books in the 1950’s. Aunt Opal would gift the Wheeler kids every Christmas with the entire children’s book
list of her publisher, Dutton Books. 

Jody has illustrated over 60 books as well as textbooks, greeting cards, calendars and licensed characters.

 

Email: Wheelart@aol.com

Website: Wheeler Illustration
"Nate the Great may be an intrepid detective, but that doesn’t mean he’s comfortable with snakes. Still, when an enormous ball python goes missing, Nate agrees to track down the escapee, and, with a little help from his friends and some useful information from a pet-shop owner, he succeeds. In the first series volume written by Andrew Sharmat and Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, the text maintains the familiar deadpan tone for Nate’s narration, while his detective fervor is understandably dampened by his dread of encountering the python. Wheeler’s appealing illustrations exaggerate the giant snake’s size for dramatic and comic effect. An amusing addition to this dependable beginning-reader series."

- Carolyn Phelan Booklist Online

“I hope all fans of Nate the Great and readers meeting Nate and his friends for the first time will enjoy this latest mystery.  It was really fun for me to bring to life a new quirky character, Rosamond’s cousin Lizzy.  My cousins and I had lots of adventures growing up but nothing quite as challenging as what Nate and the gang face in this new book.”


- Jody Wheeler
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