Join a Self-Described Middle-School Genius on His Most Hilarious Misadventures! In these funny and popular comics, rebel without a clue Nate turns everyday middle-school life into one outrageous disaster after another. Sixth-grader Nate's best buddies, Francis and Teddy, stick with Nate through it all, from his disastrous love life to his misguided attempt to be a "bad boy." Kids will love laughing along as Nate plays a ruthless game of Monopoly, starts a lawn-mowing business, signs up to be a peer counselor, and accidentally calls his teacher a bad name. Originally published in newspapers and online, these Big Nate comics make it easy to see why Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney has called cartoonist Lincoln Peirce "one of my cartooning heroes" and Big Nate "a comics classic...among the best comics on the funny page."