Nate the Great. San Francisco Detective. By Marjorie and Mitchell Sharmat.
Nate the Great
San Francisco Detective
By Marjorie and Mitchell Sharmat
Mystery fans, look no further! Nate the Great, San Francisco Detective, by Marjorie and Mitchell Sharmat is the book for you. Nate, a kid detective, flies to San Francisco to visit his cousin, Olivia, who is also a sleuth. While Olivia is out on a case, Nate takes a call from her friend, Duncan who says it’s the end of the world. Actually, he had only lost his joke book, Joke Stew, and needed to share a joke with a friend at 2:00 that day. To help Duncan, Nate retraces his client’s steps. He searches Perry’s Pancake House where Duncan had breakfast and the bag of leftover pancakes in Duncan’s freezer, but there was no Joke Stew! Thinking that someone had returned the book to Booksie’s Bookstore, Nate and Duncan arrive there to explore aisles of books and find it in the cooking section. `
How a Detective Solves a Mystery
Jen: Wait a minute. You wore the jeans?
Jon: Yes, how else would the zipper have broken?
Jen: And your mother has already the jeans?
Jon: Yes. I think I might have to hire a --you know, someone who solves mysteries.
Jen: I’m no detective, but I
know what happened to your Golden Cap.
Jon: You do?
Jen: What’s the matter Jon?
Jon: I lost my bottle cap.
Jen: That doesn’t sound so bad.
Jon: Oh, it’s not an ordinary bottle cap. This bottle cap is a Golden Cap. You can turn it in for a prize at the Big Burger Barn.
Jen: Why don’t you ask you mother about it?
Jon: I can’t. She isn’t home. She went to the mall. The zipper on my new jeans broke.
(Later, at the store)
Woman: The manager isn’t here, but I’m her . I help the manager with her work. How can I help you?
Jen: My friend Jon’s mother returned his jeans a little while ago. I’m sure he left something in the pocket. In fact, I’m he did. Can you check?
Woman: Of course, I can. Oh, look! Here is a bottle cap.
Jen: There you are, Jon. You had a problem that needed to be solved, and I took your .
Jon: Yes, Jen, you solved The Case of the Missing Bottle Cap. Now let’s go to the Big Burger Barn and find out what we won!
A mystery is a story about something that is not known, understood, or explained.
During Reading Part 1
During Reading Part 2
Directions: Use your story map to write a summary. Be sure to include the title and author of the book in your topic sentence.
Topic Sentence Example:
If you enjoy mysteries, then Nate the Great, San Francisco Detective by Marjorie and Mitchell Sharmat is the book for you.