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The Dragon Players (Knights Of The Lunch…

The Dragon Players (Knights Of The Lunch Table) (edition 2009)

by Frank Cammuso

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Title:The Dragon Players (Knights Of The Lunch Table)
Authors:Frank Cammuso
Info:GRAPHIX (2009), Paperback, 128 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Graphic Novel

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Knights of the Lunch Table: The Dragon Players by Frank Cammuso



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This story is about a boy who must decide between doing the right thing and doing the easy thing. He is trying to will a robot dragon competition. In the end, he follows through with his values, and the result pays off. ( )
  BrindelStubbs | Jun 12, 2017 |
Artie and his friends are back for a second adventure in the halls of Camelot Middle School! This time, Dragon Day is upon them, with its charity auction and robot duel. The Horde is back, too, demanding that Artie's friend Percy build them a winning robot. Nobody wants to go up against the Horde, least of all Artie--so when he learns that someone signed him up against his will, his only option is to find someone who can help him build a better bot! The secret weapon Artie acquires would be just the thing to help him win the contest--but he can't shake the feeling that using it is just the sort of thing the Horde would do.

As with The Dodgeball Chronicles, the artwork is inviting and the action pulls readers along. The writing is smoother in this second book (possibly due to the need for less exposition) and the characters' personalities are distinct from each other. More than objective benchmarks about quality, though, this is a good graphic novel for upper-elementary students about cheating and bullying (namely, don't do either one), with the messages delivered subtly. Do Artie's friends help him out with building the robot? How do they fare in the contest? Adults won't find many surprises here, but the target audience will enjoy the drama leading up to these answers. ( )
  librarybrandy | Mar 31, 2013 |
This book is about a boy named Artie. Artie and his friends have huge plans on building a remote controlled dragon. They wanted to enter it in a rebot tournament, but a bully steals their design! They decide to had a techno whiz kids to help them, Evo. Evo makes Artie a remote control that will shut down the other players robots. Artie must decide whether to cheat or do the right thing.

I like the story line in this book. Still not to keen on the comic style of this book. But all and all, its a good book.

In the classroom, have the children talk about a time when they had to choose between right and wrong. What did they choose? Also, you could have them draw a picture of what their robot would look like.
  Kandie1208 | Apr 17, 2011 |
Probably won't read any more of these, mainly just because the audience is obviously from younger kids. Clever touches of Arthurian legends. Only criticism would be there's some abrupt narration changes. ( )
  JonathanGorman | May 2, 2010 |
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Knights of the Lunch Table: The Dragon Players is a great all ages book. I hope that Cammuso and Scholastic will continue with the series. I recommend the series to anyone looking for well-written kids comics that can deliver a message through a truly entertaining story instead of just moralizing.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439903238, Paperback)

Award-winning artist Frank Cammuso's hilarious graphic novel sequel to THE DODGEBALL CHRONICLES.

Artie King, the uncrowned good guy of Camelot Middle School, is back with his pals Percy and Wayne in tow as he tries to evade evil Principal Dagger, avoid the school bully Joe and his Horde, and unravel the secret of a pack of mysterious magic cards he finds in his locker. Frank Cammuso's action-packed art and comic dialogue is sure to appeal to graphic novel fans and bring new readers to the format. It's knights, knaves, and nonstop fun!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:04:21 -0400)

Artie King and his Camelot Middle School friends, Percy and Wayne, enter the annual Dragon Duel robot tournament to earn a much-needed 300 dollars, then must decide whether or not to cheat.

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