Marjorie Weinman Sharmat (born November 12, 1928 in Portland, Maine) is an American children's writer. 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 [1 ] 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 ] Goodnight, Andrew; Goodnight Craig, 1969 Gladys Told Me to Meet Her Here, 1970 (illustrated by Edward Franscino) A Visit with Rosalind, 1971 51 Sycamore Lane, 1971 (illustrated by Lisl Weil) A Hot Thirsty Day, 1971 Getting Something on Maggie Marmelstein, 1971 Sophie and Gussie, 1973 I Want Mama, 1974 Walter the Wolf, 1975 (illustrated by Kelly Oechsli) I'm Terrific, 1977 (illustrated by Kay Chorao) Mitchell Is Moving, 1978 A Big Fat Enormous Lie, 1978 Thornton, the Worrier, 1978 Mooch the Messy Meets Prudence the Neat, 1978 Mr. Jameson & Mr. Phillips, 1979 Uncle Boris and Maude, 1979 I Am Not a Pest, 1979 Griselda's New Year, 1979 Octavia Told Me a Secret, 1979 Say Hello, Vanessa, 1979 (illustrated by Lillian Hoban) Scarlet Monster Lives Here, 1979 (illustrated by Dennis Kendrick) The Trolls of Twelfth Street, 1979 Sasha the Silly, 1979 The 329th Friend, 1979 The Day I was Born, 1980 , 1980 (illustrated by Byron Barton) Gila Monsters Meet you at the Airport Griselda's New Year, 1980 (illustrated by Normand Chartier) Grumley the Grouch, 1980 (illustrated by Kay Chorao) Sometimes Mama and Papa Fight, 1980 (illustrated by Kay Chorao) What Are we Going to do About Andrew?, 1980 Lucretia the Unbearable, 1981 Rollo and Juliet, 1981 Twitchell the Wishful, 1981 Chasing After Annie, 1981 Little Devil Gets Sick, 1982 (illustrated by Marylin Hafner) Two Ghosts on a Bench, 1982 How to Meet a Gorgeous Guy, 1983 I Saw Him First, 1983 The Seven Sloppy Days of Phineas Pig, 1983 (illustrated by Sue Truesdell) Rich Mitch, 1983 How to Meet a Gorgeous Girl, 1984 He Noticed I'm Alive - and Other Hopeful Signs, 1984 Vacation Fever!, 1984 My Mother Never Listens to Me 1984 (illustrated by Lynn Munsinger) One Terrific Thanksgiving, 1985 Two Guys Noticed me - and Other Miracles, 1985 Get Rich Mitch, 1985 Hooray for Mother's Day!, 1986 Hooray for Father's Day!, 1987 I'm the Best, 1991 (illustrated by Will Hillenbrand) Duz Shedd / Genghis Khan series [edit ]
Illustrated by Mitchell Rigie
Hollywood Hound: A Duz Shedd Story (AKA The Great Genghis Khan Look-Alike Contest), 1993 A Dog Star is Born: A Duz Shedd Story (AKA Genghis Kahn: A Dog Star is Born) 1994 Dog-Gone Hollywood: A Duz Shedd Story (AKA Genghis Kahn: Dog-Gone Hollywood) 1994 Dirty Tricks: A Duz Shedd Story, 2000 Morris Brookside series [edit ]
Series illustrated by Ronald Himler:
Morris Brookside, a dog, 1973 Morris Brookside is Missing 1974 Nate the Great series [edit ]
Most of these are illustrated by
Marc Simont. The more recent ones are illustrated by Martha Weston: , 1972 Nate the Great Nate the Great Goes Undercover, 1974 Nate the Great and the Lost List, 1975 Nate the Great and the Phony Clue, 1977 Nate the Great and the Sticky Case, 1978 Nate the Great and the Missing Key, 1981 Nate the Great and the Snowy Trail, 1983 Nate the Great and the Fishy Prize, 1985 Nate the Great Stalks Stupidweed, 1986 Nate the Great and the Boring Beach Bag, 1987 Nate the Great Goes Down in the Dumps, 1989 Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt, 1989 Nate the Great and the Musical Note, 1990 (written with Craig Sharmat) , 1992 Nate the Great and the Stolen Base , 1993 (written with Rosalind Weinman) Nate the Great and the Pillowcase Nate the Great and the Mushy Valentine, 1994 Nate the Great and the Tardy Tortoise, 1995 (written with Craig Sharmat) Nate the Great and the Crunchy Christmas, 1996 (written with Craig Sharmat) Nate the Great Saves the King of Sweden, 1997 Nate the Great and Me: The Case of the Fleeing Fang, 1998 Nate the Great and the Monster Mess, 1999 Nate the Great, San Francisco Detective, 2000 (written with Mitchell Sharmat) Nate the Great and the Big Sniff, 2001 (written with Mitchell Sharmat) Nate the Great on the Owl Express, 2003 Nate the Great Talks Turkey, 2006 (written with Mitchell Sharmat; illustrator: Jody Wheeler) 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:
The Pizza Monster, 1989 Princess of the Filmore Street School, 1989 The Sly Spy, 1990 The Green Toenails Gang, 1991 [edit ] External links [edit ]