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Marjorie Weinman Sharmat (1928–2019)

Author of Nate the Great

176+ Works 27,800 Members 189 Reviews 3 Favorited

About the Author

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat was born Marjorie Weinman in Portland, Maine on November 12, 1928. She received a degree in merchandising from Westbrook Junior College in 1948. She briefly worked at a department store, before taking a position in the Circulation Department at the Yale University Library show more in 1951. She transferred to the circulation staff at the Yale Law Library in 1954. She wrote more than 130 books for children and young adults during her lifetime. Her first children's book, Rex, was published in 1967. Her other books included the Nate the Great series; the Olivia Sharp, Agent for Secrets series written with her husband Mitchell Sharmat; The Kids of the Bus series written with her son Andrew Sharmat; I Saw Him First; and Goodnight Andrew; Goodnight Craig. She died from respiratory failure on March 12, 2019 at the age of 90. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Series

Works by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Nate the Great (1972) 3,689 copies, 41 reviews
Nate the Great (1974) 1,271 copies, 6 reviews
Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt (1989) 1,130 copies, 4 reviews
Nate the Great and the Snowy Trail (1982) 1,112 copies, 4 reviews
Nat the Great (1999) 1,041 copies, 3 reviews
Nate the Great and the Stolen Base (1992) 1,032 copies, 3 reviews
Nate the Great and the Missing Key (1981) 1,008 copies, 3 reviews
Nate the Great and the Phony Clue (1977) 997 copies, 5 reviews
Nate the Great and the Fishy Prize (1985) 916 copies, 6 reviews
Nate the Great (1987) 861 copies, 3 reviews
Nate the Great and the Sticky Case (1978) 820 copies, 4 reviews
Nate the Great and the Tardy Tortoise (1995) 788 copies, 7 reviews
Nate the Great and the Lost List (1975) 778 copies, 3 reviews
Nate the Great and the Big Sniff (2001) 762 copies, 5 reviews
Nate the Great and the Mushy Valentine (1994) 723 copies, 1 review
Nate the Great: The Case of the Fleeing Fang (1998) 674 copies, 5 reviews
Nate the Great and the Crunchy Christmas (1996) 653 copies, 5 reviews
Nate the Great Goes Down in the Dumps (1989) 653 copies, 1 review
Nate the Great and the Pillowcase (1993) — Author — 606 copies, 3 reviews
Nate the Great San Francisco Detective (2000) 574 copies, 3 reviews
Nate the Great Saves the King of Sweden (1997) 573 copies, 4 reviews
Nate the Great and the Musical Note (1990) 563 copies, 4 reviews
Nate the Great Stalks Stupidweed (1986) 559 copies, 4 reviews
Nate the Great on the Owl Express (2003) 532 copies, 4 reviews
A Big Fat Enormous Lie (1978) 481 copies, 2 reviews
Nate the Great Talks Turkey (2006) 368 copies, 3 reviews
Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport (1980) 322 copies, 6 reviews
The Princess of the Fillmore Street School (1989) 314 copies, 1 review
I'm Terrific (1977) 310 copies
Nate the Great and the Hungry Book Club (2009) 274 copies, 1 review
Nate the Great, Where are You? (2014) 241 copies, 1 review
Mitchell Is Moving (1978) 206 copies, 6 reviews
Say Hello, Vanessa (1979) 170 copies, 2 reviews
The Sly Spy (Olivia Sharp: Agent for Secrets) (1990) 165 copies, 2 reviews
Scarlet Monster Lives Here (1979) 129 copies, 3 reviews
Maggie Marmelstein for President (1975) 117 copies, 2 reviews
51 Sycamore Lane (1971) 94 copies, 1 review
Walter the Wolf (1975) 86 copies
Helga High-Up (1987) 73 copies
Getting Something on Maggie Marmelstein (1971) 71 copies, 1 review
The Lancelot Closes at Five (1976) 71 copies
The 329th Friend (1979) 67 copies, 1 review
Rich Mitch (1983) 62 copies, 1 review
Thornton, the Worrier (1978) 59 copies
Nate the Great and the Missing Birthday Snake (2017) — Author — 55 copies, 2 reviews
The Best Valentine in the World (1982) 50 copies, 2 reviews
One Terrific Thanksgiving (1781) 40 copies
Get Rich Mitch! (1985) 34 copies
Sophie and Gussie (1973) 33 copies, 1 review
I Don't Care (1977) 32 copies, 1 review
The Perfects (1997) 28 copies
Burton and Dudley (1975) 28 copies, 1 review
How to Meet a Gorgeous Guy (1983) 24 copies
I'm the Best (1991) 22 copies, 2 reviews
A Visit With Rosalind (1971) 22 copies, 1 review
I Saw Him First (1983) 20 copies
What Are We Going to Do About Andrew? (1980) 17 copies, 1 review
Square Pegs (1884) 14 copies
Tiffany Dino Works Out (1995) 12 copies, 1 review
Morris Brookside a Dog (1972) 11 copies
Attila the Angry (1985) 11 copies
Chasing After Annie (1981) 11 copies
Sometimes Mama and Papa fight (1980) 11 copies, 1 review
Lucretia the Unbearable (1981) 11 copies, 1 review
Grumley the Grouch (1980) 10 copies
Hooray for Mother's Day! (1986) 10 copies, 1 review
Bartholomew the Bossy (1984) 10 copies
Hooray for Father's Day! (1987) 9 copies
Twitchell the Wishful (1981) 9 copies, 1 review
I Am Not a Pest (1979) 8 copies
Go to Sleep, Nicholas Joe (1988) 7 copies, 2 reviews
Edgemont (1976) 7 copies
I Want Mama (1974) 6 copies, 1 review
Two ghosts on a bench (1982) 5 copies
Are We There Yet (1990) 5 copies
Rex (1967) 4 copies
Octavia told me a secret (1979) 4 copies
The Day I Was Born (1980) 3 copies, 1 review
Taking Care of Melvin (1980) 3 copies
Frizzy the Fearful (1983) 3 copies
Nate the Great stories (1982) 1 copy

Associated Works

Sixteen: Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adults (1985) — Contributor — 161 copies, 1 review
Visions: 19 Short Stories (1987) — Contributor — 72 copies
Funny You Should Ask (1992) — Contributor — 18 copies
Growing Up Stories (1995) — Contributor — 10 copies
Top Teen Stories (2004) — Contributor — 6 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 2, October 1975 (1974) — Contributor — 4 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 7, March 1977 (1977) — Contributor — 4 copies

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Annie's dog is unhappy. When Fang is unhappy, everyone is unhappy. Especially Nate the Great. So Nate agrees to sniff out Fang's mysteriously missing Christmas mail. It's cold and snowy. But Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, will try to solve this holiday case in time for Fang to have a crunchy, munchy Christmas.
 
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PlumfieldCH | 4 other reviews | Mar 21, 2024 |
It's two o'clock in the morning when the telephone rings and Nate the Great learns that Rosamond's pillowcase is missing. Outside, it is damp, dark, and dreary, but a good (yawning) sleuth knows that the hunt must go on. Can Nate find the missing case before his bedroom slippers wear out?
 
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PlumfieldCH | 2 other reviews | Mar 21, 2024 |
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 trail. Their only clue is a mysterious poem written by Annie's friend, Rosamond. But nothing is too tough for Nate the Great--not even Fang!
 
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