Book of the Week #24

Big Nate: From the Top by Lincoln Peirce (Kansas City: Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2010)
"Big Nate is taking it from the top--the top of the troublemaker's list! Nate Wright is eleven years old, four-an-a-half-feet tall, and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history. He's a self-described genius and a sixth-grade Renaissance man. Middle school kids everywhere can relate to Big Nate's daily battle against overzealous teachers, undercooked cafeteria food, and all-around conventionality." --Back cover.

If you are a kid, were a kid, or have anything to do with kids, you will probably find a character to entertain you in this collection of comic strips originally published in newspapers and at www.comics.com. As school wraps up for the year this seemed like a good book to feature. Don't forget those summer reading lists--one of Nate's many detentions was for not reading his.

Lincoln Peirce (pronounced Purse) has been drawing the Big Nate comic strip for 20 years. Born in Ames, Iowa, Peirce grew up in Durham, New Hampshire. As a kid, he began creating his own strips in the sixth grade. Peirce taught high school in New York City and has created several animated pilots for Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. He lives in Portland, Maine, with his family.

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