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Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown

Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown

Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Graphic Novel  Series
For ages 7 to 10
Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2010   ISBN: 978-0375860959

Summer is here and the Breakfast Club – Dee, Hector and Terrence – are off to camp for two weeks. None of the three are thrilled to find out that Milmoe the bully and his sidekick are going to camp as well. Two weeks in the middle of nowhere without electronics and with Milmoe for company; things are not looking good. Then there is the swamp monster. Apparently - according to Milmoe (who is not the most reliable of sources) - there is a swamp monster that hangs around Camp Fun Times. Dee scoffs when she hears the story, but when the monster appears on the first night around the campfire, everyone is profoundly shocked.

The Breakfast Club are surprised to find out that Lunch Lady and her techno wiz assistant, Betty, are at the camp. Not surprisingly, Lunch Lady sets about trying to find out what the swamp monster is. Is it a real monster or is there a something shady going on at Camp Fun Times.

This fourth book in the Lunch Lady graphic novel series is sure to give readers a laugh. With her deliciously outrageous gadgets and her trusty (and somewhat sarcastic) assistant by her side, Lunch Lady is as entertaining as ever.