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Lincoln Peirce

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Lincoln Peirce

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.

Lincoln Peirce

Books by Lincoln Peirce

by Lincoln Peirce - Children's, Children's 7-11, Comic Books, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Humor

The school year is winding down, and Nate can’t wait for summer vacation:  baseball, beach trips and...overripe bananas?  Yuck! Turns out Nate has a problem with fruit that’s past its prime.  And that’s not all that’s bugging him.  Kim Cressly is making Chester jealous at Nate’s expense, Artur is challenging him in the Hunny Bursts mascot contest, and his replacement social studies teacher is none other than Coach John.  In banana terms, it’s all left Nate feeling a little bruised.  Can he make it to summer without slipping up?

by Lincoln Peirce - Children's, Children's 8-12, Comedy, Fiction, Graphic Novel
Whether he’s showing the ropes to a detention rookie, campaigning for the Student of the Month Award or writing hilarious movie reviews for The Weekly Bugle, Nate Wright never fails to make his mark at P.S. 38. But middle school’s no bed of roses. In fact, sometimes it just plain stinks. Just ask the Great Nose-ini! Nate’s alter ego with a sense for scents can smell trouble a mile away...or at the very next desk. Was that you, Gina? Join Nate and the gang for nonstop laughs in this latest collection of Big Nate comics!
by Lincoln Peirce - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Humor
Need a way to shut up some snooty kid when he gloats about his private school? Looking for the perfect response when your best friend joins the grammar police? Want a quick and easy way to out-snap even the snappiest comeback? Nate Wright has the answer: a good old-fashioned wedgie! The whole gang from P.S. 38 is back for more hijinks, hilarity, and underwear hoisting in this new collection of Big Nate comics. Can Chad somehow survive on a diet of kale and soy nuts? Are Jenny and Artur EVER going to break up?
by Lincoln Peirce - Graphic Novel

Nate Wright’s a winner --- in his own mind, anyway. So when things go wrong, he’s at a loss to explain why. How does his soccer team manage to lose to a school with a sixty-game winless streak?  What’s he doing at the movies on a Friday night...with GINA? And why, oh why is one of his classmates (hint:  she’s Nate’s dream girl) suddenly moving 3,000 miles away?  It’s all enough to make a sixth-grade superstar feel...well, not so super.

by Lincoln Peirce - Anthology, Children's 8-12, Comic Books, Humor
Hundreds of cartoons, selected by Peirce and presented with his witty and informative commentary, trace the evolution of the Big Nate comic strip and its colorful cast of characters.  Also included is an exclusive Q&A featuring Peirce and Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney, detailing the friendship and mutual admiration that contributed to each cartoonist’s success. Featuring highlights from 1991 to 2015, EPIC BIG NATE is a must-have for Big Nate fans of all ages! 
by Lincoln Peirce - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Humor, Youth Fiction

Here come the Cream Puffs!  Nate and his baseball team, saddled with the most embarrassing moniker in Little League history, want to show the world they’re not just a bunch of cupcakes. But it won’t be easy. Their opponents mock them. The local sports section misprints Nate’s name --- THREE TIMES. And now, on the day of the big game, illness and injuries have the team facing a crushing defeat...unless the unlikeliest Cream Puff of all can come in from the bullpen and save the day.  

by Lincoln Peirce - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Youth Fiction

Nate's a big deal in his scout troop...until Artur --- aka Mr. Perfect --- joins. Now Nate's stuck in second place. And Artur means business. Will Nate take the grand prize? Or wipe out, big time? This hilarious third novel in the Big Nate series includes a sneak peek of the fourth Big Nate novel, BIG NATE: Goes for Broke.

by Lincoln Peirce - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Youth Fiction

Nate knows he’s meant for big things. REALLY big things. But things don’t always go your way just because you’re awesome. Nate barely survives his dad’s toxic oatmeal before rushing off to school --- minus his lunch. He body slams the no-nonsense principal. He accidentally insults his least favorite teacher, the horrifying Mrs. Godfrey (aka Godzilla). And school has barely started! Trouble always seems to find him, but Nate keeps his cool. He knows he’s destined for greatness. A fortune cookie told him so. Here comes BIG NATE, accidental mischief maker and definitely NOT the teacher’s pet.

by Lincoln Peirce

Big Nate is a New York Times bestseller and the star of his own comic strip.Here comes the latest comic compilation from Lincoln Peirce, all about king of detention and cartooning genius Nate Wright!

by Lincoln Peirce - Children's, Fiction, Youth Fiction

The sixth Big Nate book from Lincoln Peirce is a laugh-out-loud must-read starring the one and only cartooning genius, king of detention, and Cheez Doodle connoisseur, Nate Wright. Nate’s not having the best of luck...in fact; he’s not having ANY luck. But with a little boost thanks to Chad’s lucky foot, suddenly good luck is everywhere Nate turns! Nate’s in the zone! But how long will it last?

by Lincoln Peirce - Fiction

Big Nate is a self-described genius. Instead of doing homework, he’d rather do these all-new brain-busting crossword puzzles, mazes, Sudoku puzzles, secret codes, and famous scribble games. Big Nate is the king of cartooning, so he’d love the goofy cartoons of his BFFs, Francis and Teddy, know-it-all Gina, his archrival, Artur, and un-favorite teacher, Mrs. Godfrey, a.k.a. Godzilla.

by Lincoln Peirce - Fiction, Humor

Everyone knows N-A-T-E does not equal N-E-A-T! And when Nate's sloppiness gets out of hand, his best friend, Francis, is in serious trouble. Can Nate clean up his act, or will he flip out first?

by Lincoln Peirce - Children's

When you’ve got a head the size of Big Nate’s, losing is not an option. But Nate’s school  P.S. 38 gets beaten by arch-rivals Jefferson Middle School at EVERYTHING.

by Lincoln Peirce - Children's, Children's 8-12, Comic Books, Fiction, Friendship, Graphic Novel, Humor, Youth Fiction

Sixth-grader Nate Wright is on top of the world...with a little help from his friends! His best buddies, Francis and Teddy, stick with Nate through thick and thin --- usually thin. They've seen it all. Nate's disastrous love life, his chess tournament trash talking, even his misguided attempt to be a "bad boy." Along the way, Nate and his pals are joined by Artur, the gentle exchange student who's popular with almost everyone. And don't forget Gina, the teacher's pet who gets an "A" for annoying. They're all here in this collection of cartoons, featuring highlights from Nate's most hilarious adventures.

by Lincoln Peirce - Children's, Children's 8-12, Comic Books, Fiction, Friendship, Graphic Novel, Humor, Youth Fiction

Eleven-year-old Nate Wright is living OUT LOUD and he wouldn't have it any other way! Even though his friends won't let him be the lead singer in their band, Nate continues to rock. He's a superstar of the comics pages and of the best-selling series of Big Nate books and he's a big hit with kids everywhere. This collection features daily and Sunday strips that originally appeared in newspapers.

by Lincoln Peirce - Children's, Children's 8-12, Comic Books, Fiction, Friendship, Graphic Novel, Humor, Youth Fiction

Nate Wright is 11 years old, four-and-a-half feet tall and the all-time record holder for school detentions in school history. He's a self-described genius and sixth-grade Renaissance man. Middle-grade kids everywhere can relate to Big Nate's daily battle against overzealous teachers, backbreaking homework, wimpy cafeteria food and all-around conventionality. This collection features cartoonist Lincoln Peirce's daily and Sunday comic strips packed with his vintage flair and insights into school humor.

by Lincoln Peirce - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Youth Fiction

BIG NATE will surpass all others! But it won’t be easy. He’s stuck with Gina, his all-time enemy, in a class project for his least favorite teacher Mrs. Godfrey, aka Godzilla. To make matters worse, Gina ALSO ends up on his fleeceball team, right when Nate is set to win his first fleeceball championship ever. This is his moment for glory, but Gina's sure to steal his thunder, or ruin everything.