Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown (Lunch Lady Series #4)

Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown (Lunch Lady Series #4)

by Jarrett J. Krosoczka


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From the author of National Book Award finalist Hey, Kiddo.

Lunch Lady and the Breakfast Bunch kids are looking forward to a relaxing summer vacation with no funny business. What evils could befall them at summer camp?

Of course, there is the legendary swamp monster. Stories say he haunts the camp at night. But that's just a legend. Or is it?

Once again, Dee, Hector, and Terrence must help Lunch Lady prevail against a secret enemy!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375860959
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 05/11/2010
Series: Lunch Lady Series , #4
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 76,398
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: GN390L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jarrett J. Krosoczka has been passionate about comics and graphic novels since he was a kid. He got the idea for this book when he went back to visit his elementary school as a grown-up and saw the same lunch lady as when he'd been a student. He began to wonder about her life, and after years of thought, drawing, and fun, this unusual superhero was born. Lunch Lady has starred in three other graphic novels: Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute, Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians, and Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta.

Jarrett is also the author of numerous popular picture books, including Punk Farm, Punk Farm on Tour, Max for President, and Baghead. You can visit him on the Web at He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, with his wife and daughter and their pug, Ralph Macchio.

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Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter loves this book. Her Grandma is a lunch lady, so she gets to think about her Grandma being a super hero. This is a book that got her to read on her summer vacation. She keeps re-reading it. I am ordering the others in the series for her birthday.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son loves stories, but he had a hard time getting good enough at reading to read books at his interest level. A librarian suggested this series and my son ate it up. These books helped him enjoy reading. Now when he reads I have a hard time getting him to stop and do other things, like eating. =) Graphic novels (the name given to long comic books) were a great boost for my son. Heck, these books were so fun I read them after my son finished them.
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
*Fun. *Entertaining *Mystery and suspense to hold your attention.
Jessie_Bear on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.
ElizaJane on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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!
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Is this a joke
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Epic Carrot Master Who Hate One Direction is in the house!!! Oh and once again this book is suckish!! Dont buy it!!! PEASE OUT!!!!!! And once again i HAD to give it one star so shut your............pie hole!!!!!