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Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute (Lunch Lady)by Jarrett J Krosoczka
Synopses & Reviews
Salem Hyde just isnand#8217;t like other kids. For one thing, sheand#8217;s stubborn, independent, and impulsive. For another, sheand#8217;s a witch. Salem acts first and thinks laterand#151;which means most of her thinking involves coming up with excuses!and#160;
Good thing sheand#8217;s been assigned an animal companion, Lord Percival J. Whamsford III. This over-anxious cat doesnand#8217;t like Salem calling him and#147;Whammy,and#8221; and Salem doesnand#8217;t like listening to his long-winded explanations as to why she shouldnand#8217;t do something . . . like enter the class spelling bee.
Salem knows she can beat all her classmates at spells, no problem. Too late, she realizes the competition is about spelling words, not magic. And thereand#8217;s nothing like a misspelled spell to cause all kinds of havoc!
Praise for The Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Book One
"A fledgling witch receives necessary guidance from a talking cat in this utterly adorable page-turnerand#133; A delightful buddy story and an auspicious series opener; be sure to make room on shelves for Salem and Whammy."
and#151;Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Itand#8217;s just about the perfect story for comics-loving fathers to read with their comics-loving daughters."
and#151;Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Cammuso evokes both the sarcastic spunk and gentle warmth of Calvin and Hobbes in this humorous tale of unlikely pals."
and#151;The Bulletin of The Center for Children's Books
"Young readers will eat up Cammusoand#8217;s (Ottoand#8217;s Orange Day, 2008) action-packed panels, full of cartoonish antics, silly puns, and playful slapstick humor."
"The humor, appealing artwork, and underlying message of friendship will attract readers."
and#151;Library Media Connection
"In this campy graphic novel series debut, Krosoczka (Punk Farm) introduces Lunch Lady, a scrappy, permed crime fighter with rolled-up sleeves, yellow dishwashing gloves and an apron. Down in the school's boiler room, she and her older sidekick, Betty, test gadgets (like a handheld spatula-helicopter and a banana boomerang) and keep an eye on things. Three children — Hector, Dee and Terrence — speculate about Lunch Lady's after-school life and follow her when she jumps on her moped, in hot pursuit of a suspicious substitute teacher. Krosoczka's plot is somewhat thin: the title and cover illustration announce the trouble with the sub; the only mysteries are the mastermind and motive behind the sub's deployment. Yet Krosoczka crafts Lunch Lady as a tough, capable heroine who deploys such exclamations as 'Nutritious!' and bon mots like 'Should I serve up some whaaamburgers and cries?' when on a robot-destroying tear. With plenty of silliness and slapstick in the text and panel art alike, this comic should alleviate lunch-line boredom with visions of servers wielding fishstick-nunchucks and growling, 'Today's special is a knuckle sandwich.' Also available: Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians. Ages 7 — 10. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Young witch Salem Hyde is stubborn, impulsive, and loves flying. Her cat companion, Whammy, is nervous, careful, and loves staying on the ground. Somehow, though, theyandrsquo;re best friends. In this second book in the series, Salem is invited to a birthday party, and she wants to make sure everything goes perfectly. But from the invitations to the presents, party games, and spells gone awry, nothing happens exactly the way it should, and sheandrsquo;ll need Whammyandrsquo;s help to sort it all out.
Praise for The Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Book Two
andquot;Cammusoandrsquo;s lively art conveys wonderful expressions with just a few strokes, and young readers will enjoy the humor of Salemandrsquo;s predicaments. Salem manages to give Edgar a memorable birthday party, and readers a very fun book.andquot;
andquot;With lots of laughs and lots of heart, this sophomore offering doesnandrsquo;t disappoint.andquot;
andquot;Salem Hyde is a whimsical character. The bright two-color pink and black illustrations convey the spunky heroineandrsquo;s energy. Dark shadows lend volume and height where needed. Frames, wide and magnified in varying degrees, are filled with action and high jinks.andquot;
--School Library Journal
Serving justice . . . and lunch!
Hector, Terrence, and Dee have always wondered about their school lunch lady. What does she do when she isnt dishing out the daily special? Where does she live? Does she have a lot of cats at home? Little do they know, Lunch Lady doesnt just serve sloppy joes—she serves justice! Whatever danger lies ahead, its no match for LUNCH LADY!
About the Author
Jarrett J. Krosoczka is the author-illustrator of Punk Farm, Punk Farm on Tour, Max for President, and Baghead. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
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