LUNCH LADY -- a new graphic novel series by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
July 28, 2009
LUNCH LADY AND THE CYBORG SUBSTITUTE
LUNCH LADY AND THE LEAGUE OF LIBRARIANS
December 22, 2009
LUNCH LADY AND THE AUTHOR VISIT VENDETTA
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers, a division of Random House Children's Books
Lunch Lady Theme Song written and performed by Recess Monkey - www.recessmonkeytown.com
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There was something rotten going on in the library, and I'm not talking about bananas! Why were the librarians being so secretive and cold? Betty and I checked out more than we bargained for when we tussled with this ferocious crew. Lucky for us, Hector, Terrence and Dee never listen when I tell them to stay away!
Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
"The school lunch lady, a secret crime fighter, sets out to stop a group of librarians bent on destroying a shipment of video games, while a group of students known as the Breakfast Bunch provides back-up" -- From CIP data.
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Date: July 28, 2009
Age: 7 - 10 years
Grade: 2 - 5
When her Apple Alarm alerts her to a crime in progress, crime fighter Lunch Lady knows it is time to leap into action! Armed with her Taco-Vision Night Goggles and aided by her trusty sidekick/assistant server Betty, Lunch Lady serves up justice to everyone from muggers to crime syndicates, but, when Lunch Lady's young informants, the Breakfast Bunch, alert her to an evil plot by the League of Librarians to destroy all video games, can even a super-powered cafeteria worker stop a group of villains capable of sending an evil Black Stallion or Cheshire Cat against her? Inspired by author/artist Jarret J. Krosoczka's crazy ideas about his own elementary school lunch lady, much of the book's humor comes from Lunch Lady's cafeteria-themed gadgets, including the Spork Phone, Hairnet Nets, and Sonic Boom Juice Box. For a graphic novel meant to encourage reading, however, the story delivers some mixed messages about librarians, as the librarians are portrayed as video game-hating villains who knock people out with dictionaries and attack superheroes with evil versions of literary characters. At one point, the heroes even toss the librarians' books into the river to defeat the villains. Overall, the book plays with some clever concepts and provides some diversionary entertainment but is not particularly filling.