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Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute

by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

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Recommended Ages: Gr. 2-5

Plot Summary: Hector, Dee, and Terrence are good friends who wonder what the lunch lady is like outside of school. They decide to follow her by bike one day, but she is following the substitute teacher because something doesn't seem right with them. They all end up in an abandoned building. Will the superhero lunch lady save the day?

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Hector - get bullied, almost done with his robotics science project even though it's not due for 4 months
Dee - tries to stand up to bully
Terrence -
Milmoe - bully who gets Hector's lunch money
Mr. O'Connell - teacher
Lunch Lady -
Betty - lunch lady's sidekick
Mr. Pasteur - substitute for Mr. O'Connell
Kalowski - janitor
Mr. Edison - teacher that everyone hates

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Controversial Issues: none

Personal Thoughts: This funny graphic novel is a great way to include more unlikely superheroes into books. I like the tools she uses, such as the Spatu-copter, Chicken Nugget Bombs, etc.

Genre: graphic novel, fantasy, humor

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  pigeonlover | Aug 17, 2014 |
Wouldn't you like a laptop disguised as a lunch tray? ( )
  SparklePonies | Apr 7, 2014 |
The first book in a humorous and adventurous series about a lunch lady and her life outside the school lunch room. Children should find this easier graphic novel appealing and entertaining. The artwork is simple yet effective. ( )
  bouchk | Mar 17, 2014 |
I liked this book because it instills in readers a sense of imagination. Even though it is for a more advanced primary level, the plot includes a fictional story about something that broadens the reader’s scope of plot lines and brings them into a fun, engaging fantasy world where school meets superheroes. The story is about a lunch lady who fights crime and an evil “cyborg” substitute. This is very relatable to students, seeing as the setting is in a school, and allows them to easily picture themselves as one of the main characters. The illustrations are extremely engaging as it is set up in a comic strip style. Each page includes either small bits of scenes or an entire two-page spread of dramatic action. Either way, the imagery allows for readers to feel like they are part of an action-packed story fighting along side the main characters. Additionally, not a lot of academic language is used, making this book reader friendly for more students. It is seen more as a fun way to read than most, which could invite students in who are not as apt at reading. The central message of the story is that good always prevails over evil. ( )
  Sulick1 | Feb 27, 2014 |
Silly but entertaining, could be good for reluctant readers. ( )
  CelenaM511 | Dec 4, 2013 |
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The art style is simple, as though a child could draw it, which belies the skill on display in storytelling and pacing.
 
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375846832, Paperback)

Serving justice . . . and lunch!

Hector, Terrence, and Dee have always wondered about their school lunch lady. What does she do when she isn’t dishing out the daily special? Where does she live? Does she have a lot of cats at home? Little do they know, Lunch Lady doesn’t just serve sloppy joes—she serves justice! Whatever danger lies ahead, it’s no match for LUNCH LADY!

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:31:05 -0400)

The school lunch lady is a secret crime fighter who uncovers an evil plot to replace all the popular teachers with robots.

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