Yearling Nate the Great and the Missing Tomatoes
Yearling Nate the Great and the Missing Tomatoes

Nate the Great and the Missing Tomatoes

By Andrew Sharmat


Publication Date: July 18, 2023

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Ages 6 to 9, Grades 1 to 4

Join the world's greatest detective, Nate the Great, as he solves the mystery of the missing tomatoes in this long-running chapter book series that makes problem-solving fun!


A friendly competition to grow the best organic garden is underway. The prize is tempting . . . a ribbon, a photo and article in the newspaper, AND some all-you-can-eat favorites from Ned’s diner!

Esmeralda, Annie, Oliver, and Rosamond are among the competitors. Just a few days before contest judging, some of Rosamond’s tomatoes go missing, and Nate and Sludge are called to investigate.

Who is eager for tomatoes, and why? Nate and Sludge are on the case, and what they find surprises all but makes perfect sense!

Series Overview: 40 years! 15 million books sold! Beginning readers are introduced to the detective mystery genre in these chapter books. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries!

About the Author

Andrew Sharmat previously collaborated with his mother, Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, the creator of Nate the Great. Now Andrew continues solving mysteries with Nate and Sludge with Nate the Great and the Earth Day Robot and Nate the Great and the Missing Tomatoes. He lives in Indiana.

Author Residence: Indiana

Olga and Aleksey Ivanov are renowned children's book illustrators/authors and classically trained commercial artists. This talented husband-and-wife team immigrated to the United States in 2002 and found their home #hylandstudio in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado. In all, the two have illustrated over 100 children's books around the globe. Visit them online at

Illustrator Residence:Colorado

Format: Paperback

Length: 80 pages

Publisher: Yearling

Publication Date: July 18, 2023

ISBN: 9780593180907

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