Marjorie W. Sharmat

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Marjorie Weinman Sharmat (born November 12, 1928 in Portland, Maine) is an American children's writer.[1] Sharmat has authored more than 130 books for children and teens. Her books have been translated into several languages and have won awards, such as Book of the Year by the Library of Congress or have become selections by the Literary Guild.

Very briefly in the 1980s, Sharmat also wrote Sorority Sisters, a romantic book series, which had a sense of humor.

Among Sharmat's most popular books are those featuring child detective Nate the Great. The story, Nate the Great Goes Undercover, was turned into a made-for-TV movie and won the Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival Award. In expanding the Nate the Great storyline, Mitchell Sharmat, Marjorie's husband created Olivia Sharp, Nate's cousin and fellow detective.

She has also written three titles under the pseudonym of Wendy Andrews.[2]

Works[edit]

Duz Shedd / Genghis Khan series[edit]

Illustrated by Mitchell Rigie

  1. Hollywood Hound: A Duz Shedd Story (AKA The Great Genghis Khan Look-Alike Contest), 1993
  2. A Dog Star is Born: A Duz Shedd Story (AKA Genghis Kahn: A Dog Star is Born) 1994
  3. Dog-Gone Hollywood: A Duz Shedd Story (AKA Genghis Kahn: Dog-Gone Hollywood) 1994
  4. Dirty Tricks: A Duz Shedd Story, 2000

Morris Brookside series[edit]

Series illustrated by Ronald Himler:

Nate the Great series[edit]

Most of these are illustrated by Marc Simont. The more recent ones are illustrated by Martha Weston:

  1. Nate the Great, 1972
  2. Nate the Great Goes Undercover, 1974
  3. Nate the Great and the Lost List, 1975
  4. Nate the Great and the Phony Clue, 1977
  5. Nate the Great and the Sticky Case, 1978
  6. Nate the Great and the Missing Key, 1981
  7. Nate the Great and the Snowy Trail, 1983
  8. Nate the Great and the Fishy Prize, 1985
  9. Nate the Great Stalks Stupidweed, 1986
  10. Nate the Great and the Boring Beach Bag, 1987
  11. Nate the Great Goes Down in the Dumps, 1989
  12. Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt, 1989
  13. Nate the Great and the Musical Note, 1990 (written with Craig Sharmat)
  14. Nate the Great and the Stolen Base, 1992
  15. Nate the Great and the Pillowcase, 1993 (written with Rosalind Weinman)
  16. Nate the Great and the Mushy Valentine, 1994
  17. Nate the Great and the Tardy Tortoise, 1995 (written with Craig Sharmat)
  18. Nate the Great and the Crunchy Christmas, 1996 (written with Craig Sharmat)
  19. Nate the Great Saves the King of Sweden, 1997
  20. Nate the Great and Me: The Case of the Fleeing Fang, 1998
  21. Nate the Great and the Monster Mess, 1999
  22. Nate the Great, San Francisco Detective, 2000 (written with Mitchell Sharmat)
  23. Nate the Great and the Big Sniff, 2001 (written with Mitchell Sharmat)
  24. Nate the Great on the Owl Express, 2003
  25. Nate the Great Talks Turkey, 2006 (written with Mitchell Sharmat; illustrator: Jody Wheeler)
  26. Nate the Great and the Hungry Book Club, 2009 (written with Mitchell Sharmat; illustrator: Jody Wheeler)

Olivia Sharp, Agent for Secrets series[edit]

Featuring Nate the Great's cousin, Olivia Sharp. Co-authored with Mitchell Sharmat and illustrated by Denise Brunkus:

  1. The Pizza Monster, 1989
  2. Princess of the Filmore Street School, 1989
  3. The Sly Spy, 1990
  4. The Green Toenails Gang, 1991

Footnotes & References[edit]

  1. ^ "Picture Books Author of the Month". Biography with references. Greenville Public Library. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Author Information: Wendy Andrews". Internet Book List. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 

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