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Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown

by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

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In the fourth book in the Lunch Lady series, the crime-fighting cafeteria cook is now working at a summer camp for two weeks. Fans of the previous books will welcome the latest installment of the Lunch Lady's adventures as she and the campers investigate a serious of mysterious events that may or may not be linked to a fabled swamp monster. Krosoczka's monochromatic illustrations (with just a hint of yellow for accent) convey lots of action and dynamic scenes. Early readers may appreciate the combination of dialogue text and bold visual portrayals of scenes. ( )
  aeisen9 | Mar 18, 2014 |
Great summer read! ( )
  Turrean | Feb 15, 2014 |
Casey Hassett
Graphic Novel

I related to this story because I remember clearly the feeling of going to summer camp and being excited to make s'mores, drink bug juice, go camping, and all of the things that go along with summer camp; the beginning of the novel portrays that perfectly when the characters are talking about their excitement for camp and what they are going to do there.
  CaseyHassett | Feb 11, 2014 |
A mysterious swamp monster threatens a summer camp’s fun, and the Lunch Lady is determined to get to the bottom of this case after the swamp monster messes with her kitchen. The fourth book in the Lunch Lady series, this graphic novel contains a light, enjoyable story. An introduction before the title page introduces the Lunch Lady, and other characters are sufficiently described to acquaint new readers to the series. While some of the main characters are developed with motives, a lot of the lesser characters fall into a gendered stereotype as being either obsessed with gross stuff or infatuated with a few members of the camp staff. Lunch Lady and her sidekick Betty save the day, complete with imaginative food-related fun gadgets and a conclusion reminiscent of Scooby Doo. The panels are created using pen and ink, with color digitally added later. Most of the illustrations remain in black-and-white, but with splashes of yellow and green for contrast. Panels convincingly communicate action, such as the swamp monster crashing out a window with at least five visual cues working to show what has happened. This graphic novel is recommended to children ages seven to ten. ( )
  Jessie_Bear | Dec 9, 2011 |
Finally a plot I can believe in. This one belongs to the "Scooby Doo" school of mystery. Summer camp begins with just-for-fun rumours of a Swamp Monster until the new camp councillor is attacked by a green slimy monster. Lunch Lady and the gang think someone real is behind the further Swamp Monster sightings and they go after catching the slimy dude. This volume was a lot of fun. The kids being shuttled off to boys' and girls' cabins find they don't fit in with the other campers very well and drift back to each other, having more fun tracking down criminals than attending arts & crafts classes. A few laugh out loud moments. I really like the kids and while Lunch Lady was more laid-back on her summer vacation I still don't find her character very appealing. Not my favourite series, but book 4 is definitely my favourite in the series! ( )
  ElizaJane | Dec 28, 2010 |
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When the crime-fighting school lunch lady works as the cook at summer camp, she investigates the mystery of the legendary swamp monster.

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