Cover image for Big Nate goes for broke / Lincoln Peirce.
Big Nate goes for broke / Lincoln Peirce.
First paperback edition.
Publication Information:
New York, New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016.

Physical Description:
216 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Audience/Reading Level:
Interest age level: 8-12.


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For fans of the hilarious Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, here comes the fourth novel in the New York Times bestselling series Big Nate, now in paperback.


In Book 4, Nate is back in action. This time, Nate's quest to achieve his destiny (you know…greatness) lands him in the hospital with a broken bone. Meanwhile P.S. 38 is in competition with its biggest school rival and Nate wants to save the day. Will he crack under the pressure of the "Ultimate Snowdown"? Or lead P.S. 38 to its biggest victory ever?

Meet Big Nate, notorious class clown and definitely NOT the teacher's pet.

Author Notes

Lincoln Peirce was born in Iowa on October 23, 1963. He studied art at Colby College and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He taught art and coached baseball for three years at a New York high school. He is a cartoonist/writer and the creator of the comic strip Big Nate, which appears in more than 200 U.S. newspapers.

Lincoln's titles are fixtures on the bestseller lists. Big Nate Doodlepalooza and Big Nate: I Can't Take It! made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2013. Big Nate in the Zone and Big Nate: Great Minds Think Alike made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2014. His title, Big Nate's Greatest Hits, Big Nate Lives It Up and Big Nate - Say Good-Bye to Dork City made the list in 2015.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

Horn Book Review

In this fourth Big Nate book, P.S. 38 needs repairs, so the students must temporarily attend archrival Jefferson Middle School. Attempting to finally beat Jefferson at something, Nate enters a writing contest and competes in a snow sculpture contest. Nates enthusiastic nature, his amusing mishaps, and Peirces inviting comic style will keep fans happy. (c) Copyright 2012. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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