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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 390L (What's this?)
  • Series: Lunch Lady
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (May 11, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780375860959
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375860959
  • ASIN: 0375860959
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 5.5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,032 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 2-5 Fun and funny. Brave Lunch Lady her reliable sidekick, Betty and those inquisitive kids Hector, Dee, and Terrence move the mystery and adventure to the road as they take on the slimy swamp monster that's been terrifying Camp Fun Times. There are plenty of suspects as the kids get to know their counselors, but Lunch Lady and Betty are ready for anything with new gadgets like an Underwater Bendy-Straw Breathing Apparatus and an Underwater Mixer-Propulsion Backpack. The two-color art is loopy and energetic, with varied, easy-to-follow page layouts. Jokes and puns are sprinkled throughout to keep the energy high until the exciting finale. Paula Willey, Baltimore County Public Library, Towson, MD
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Elementary-schoolers Dee, Hector, and Terrence go to a sleepaway camp where the supersleuth Lunch Lady from their school happens to be working her off-season. At camp, the prepubescent boys and girls behave with developmentally appropriate lapses in social niceties: the boys crack jokes about farts, while Dee really doesn’t get why the other girls have crushes on the cute male counselors. Lunch Lady and her assistant, meanwhile, utilize imaginative foodie tech to battle the mysterious Scum Monster, including Taco-vision night goggles worn to their Salisbury stakeout. Krosoczka’s inventive visual details, spot-on characterizations, and grade-school humor make this a standout graphic-novel series. Grades 3-5. --Francisca Goldsmith

More About the Author

Jarrett J. Krosoczka has been passionate about storytelling through words and pictures since he was a kid. He began his professional career by illustrating educational readers for a national publisher while still an undergraduate at Rhode Island School of Design. Then, just six months after graduation, Jarrett received his first contract for a trade book that he authored. Knopf Books for Young Readers published Good Night, Monkey Boy on June 12, 2001 and Jarrett hasn't stopped or slowed down since.

Jarrett is a two-time winner of the Children's Choice Book Award for the Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year and is the author and illustrator of twenty-three books including the Lunch Lady graphic novels and Platypus Police Squad middle-grade novel series. Jarrett's TED Talk on his journey from boy to artist has been viewed nearly a half-million times. He is also the host of The Book Report with JJK on SiriusXM's Kids Place Live, a weekly segment celebrating books, authors and reading. His work was recently featured on the front page of The Boston Globe and on NPR's All Things Considered. It has also been recommended by national publications such as Newsweek, The New York Times and USA Today. His Punk Farm picture book and Lunch Lady series are both currently in development as feature films. Jarrett lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife, two daughters and their pug--Ralph Macchio.

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Susan A. Smilie
I gave this book, Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown, to my eight year old grand-daughter and she loves it.
Queenie 12
Reading isn't just about school and I have 4 great nieces and nephews that I really hoped would love reading.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By San on November 16, 2010
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Our 8 yo daughter is a reluctant reader despite many attempts to get her interested in other books. She asked for this book at her school book fair yesterday and read half the book on her own last night-laughing out loud. She was even reading it on her way down the stairs to breakfast and I had to ask her to put it down to eat!! Her enthusiasm has prompted me now to order other books in the series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Norma S on October 1, 2011
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Reading isn't just about school and I have 4 great nieces and nephews that I really hoped would love reading. Two of them don't; the Lunch Lady was part of my plan to entice them to read and...it worked! The fact that it looks like comic strips was an immediate win; the story was fun and interesting. I kept the books at my house and they didn't finish the one they were reading in the first visit. The true test of whether the books were worth it was the kids reaction when they returned for the second visit; they picked up the book they were reading and finished them! No school work; no book report...just fun! I'll be adding more of these books for future visits and also start sneaking in some regular books too. Thanks Lunch Lady...You Rock!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Queenie 12 on September 21, 2011
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I gave this book, Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown, to my eight year old grand-daughter and she loves it. Though there
are abundant illustrations, she likes the story and is proud to be able to read it herself.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susan A. Smilie on June 20, 2011
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This was a first book of summer surprise when school was out and not only did he read the whole book and LOVE it but then did a web search to find if there were any others in the series! He was so excited to find out there were four others so off we went to the library where he got the other four and devoured them as well! He can not wait for the new one in September to arrive! (Yes I promised to pre-order it!) As far as I'm concerned, any book that can capture the heart of a 3rd grade boy like this is a great book indeed!
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By Turquoise13 on June 23, 2014
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when i first saw it i thought oh this is boring but sense i had nothing else to to i read it and i loved it
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My daughter is 8 1/2 and couldn't put this book down. Great and easy read. Highly suggested. This is part of a series but you don't have to read the books sequentially.
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By lorettegaylepierce on March 17, 2014
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This series is one your kids will love. It is a great addition to you home library. A nice series for a child getting into chapter books.
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By Steven M. Goldy on February 24, 2014
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I think that it is a good book but it needs more information details but it is a great book
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