Join Big Nate and his classmates as they navigate the halls of P.S. 38. One thing's for sure: Nate is definitely not the teacher's pet! Aspiring cartoonist Nate Wright is 11 years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history. He's a self-described genius and sixth grade Renaissance man who lives with his dad and older sister and enjoys pestering his family and teachers with his sarcasm.