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Big Nate on a Roll Hardcover – August 16, 2011


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Series: Big Nate (Book 3)
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (August 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061944386
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061944383
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,900 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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“Big Nate is funny, big time.” (Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy KidJeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

“[T]he slickest of this series...On a roll indeed!” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))

“Nate is often compared to Jeff Kinney’s Wimpy Kid and will appeal to the same audience, he bears more resemblance to the tricksters of folklore...the interplay between text and pictures remains fresh, as does the distinction between Peirce’s cartoons and Nate’s own cartoons.” (The Horn Book)

Praise for BIG NATE: IN A CLASS BY HIMSELF: “Nate’s persistent good cheer and moxie make him a likeable new proxy for young misfits.” (Booklist)

Praise for BIG NATE: IN A CLASS BY HIMSELF: “Laugh-out-loud” (School Library Journal)

Praise for BIG NATE: IN A CLASS BY HIMSELF: “Though Nate may not achieve the fame he seeks with his classmates, this sharp-witted and unflappable protagonist just might find it with readers.” (Publishers Weekly)

Praise for BIG NATE: IN A CLASS BY HIMSELF: “Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, or of Nate himself will savor P.S. 38’s most beleaguered hero.What carries the day are the zany illustrations and unflagging enthusiasm of Nate himself.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)

Praise for BIG NATE: IN A CLASS BY HIMSELF: “Thank goodness sequels are planned!” (Kirkus)

Praise for BIG NATE STRIKES AGAIN: “The millions of Wimpy Kid fans will be thrilled to find another cartoon buddy to read about, this good-hearted king of detention.” (Horn Book (starred review))

Praise for BIG NATE STRIKES AGAIN: “Fans will be in heaven; thank goodness number three is already on the way.” (Kirkus Reviews)

Praise for BIG NATE STRIKES AGAIN: “Even the most jaded middle-schooler will find much to laugh about here.” (Horn Book Magazine)

From the Back Cover

Big Nate is on a roll!

Nate’s a big deal in his scout troop . . . until Artur—aka Mr. Perfect—joins up. Now Nate’s stuck in second place. And Artur means business.

Will Nate take the grand prize? Or wipe out, big time?


More About the Author

Lincoln Peirce (pronounced "purse") is a New York Times bestselling author and cartoonist/writer in Portland, Maine. He lives with his wife and two children, and gives lectures to students about cartoon creating. Peirce is the creator of the comic strip Big Nate, that debuted in 1991 and appears in 250 newspapers in the US and online daily at www.comics.com, and is featured on the website Poptropica, www.poptropica.com. His is the author of Big Nate: In a Class by Himself and Big Nate: Strikes Again, the first two books in the Big Nate series, and BIG NATE FROM THE TOP, a collection of the most hilarious BIG NATE comic strips (Andrews McMeel, Fall 2010 pub). Lincoln Peirce was born in Iowa, earned a B.A. from Colby College, a Master's Degree in drawing/painting from Brooklyn College, studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and has also taught art Xavier High School in New York. A fan and collector of classic country music, Lincoln also hosts a radio show called South by Southwest, dedicated to honky tonk and western swing, from 8:30 to 10:30 every Monday morning on WMPG (a community radio station in Portland, Maine). A huge thrill of his was interviewing Willie Nelson on board his tour bus a few years ago. You can visit him online at www.bignatebooks.com, where Lincoln blogs twice a week.

Customer Reviews

He has read the books cover to cover several times.
Christopher Shadrick
My son just turned 8 years old/2nd Grade and LOVED this book.
compdynamics
I love it is a funny book I love the big nate series.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on August 17, 2011
Format: Hardcover
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Nate is a boy who is a Timber Scout. This year the Timber Scouts are selling wall hangings. The grand prize for selling the most is a new skateboard. Nate wants to win the skateboard, but he has some competition. BIG NATE ON A ROLL is gut-busting fun for the whole family. I couldn't stop myself from laughing at the comics Nate drew about what was happening in his life. This is one of the funniest books I have ever read. I have loved reading books since I was four. Now I am an active nine, and for me to like a book it has to be a good one. This one was so good I read it twice!!!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Valerie A. Baute on August 21, 2011
Format: Hardcover
As always, I love the Big Nate books. This one still gets 5 stars, even if it wasn't quite as wonderful as the first two. It didn't have as much of a moral to the story as the others had, but it was still a great read. I prefer it to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books as I like Nate better as a character. I have no problems recommending this to any child. The drawings and journal aspect make it easier to read for reluctant readers, and it really is funny!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Hart on October 17, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The series is a perfect story line for both my grandkids and i can trust the content to be appropriate and condusive to learning and having positive interactions with others. I highly recommend these books to everyone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By NebraskaIcebergs on April 27, 2013
Format: Hardcover
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 read the first book with my students. Nate, not so much. But why? I know that both main characters dislike school, caricaturize their peers, develop a romantic interest, and mostly look out for themselves. In other words, neither character has much in the way of redeemable qualities, yet do bear strong resemblances to real middle-school boys. But of the two, Greg has more attitude. For instance, while Nate works hard every day for the chance to win a skateboard, Greg either wouldn't even try or would resort to trickery. And as such, Greg is more interesting and unique.

And there's the lack of memorable moments. Anyone who has read the Wimpy Kid books knows about the dreaded Cheese Touch; no such legends exist in Big Nate. Rather, Big Nate is about detention, lost skateboards, fund-raising, matchmaking, a school play, and a rare comic. All of these escapades were mildly entertaining but, alas, none of these compel me to seek out more of Big Nate.
The one memorable thing about Big Nate on a Roll is memorable for the wrong reason. Nate's nemesis is a boy named Artur, who is described as having "broken English" and an "accent." In other words, the only multicultural character is "the bad guy." Was this necessary?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jack on December 6, 2011
Format: Paperback
it gives you a whole new experenince about nate and his friends and in this book he does thing s that you would never suspect so you have to read to find out!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CHRYSALIS on November 15, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My sons love the Big Nate series. They have read all of the books in the series. They especially loved this book and read it from cover to cover in one sitting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on November 9, 2011
Format: Hardcover
big nate is the best book I ever read. My favorite part of the book was when nate gets to much detention. this is the best book ever.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By compdynamics on November 8, 2011
Format: Hardcover
My son just turned 8 years old/2nd Grade and LOVED this book. He read it in 24 Hours. He was so excited to read this book that he wanted to take it with him so he could read it to and from school. I think I like this character better than the Diary of Whimpy kids' books. Big Nate books will definitely be on his Christmas list as suggestions for others...
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