Saturday, August 08, 2009

Knights of the Lunch Table

Cammuso, Frank. 2009. Knights of the Lunch Table: The Dragon Players. Scholastic. 127 pages. (September 2009)

This graphic novel is the second in a series. (I haven't read the first one in the series, Knights of the Lunch Table: The Dodgeball Chronicles. But I found it didn't matter. I was able to pick this one up and read it as a stand alone without any confusion.) Artie King is a young boy attending Camelot Middle School. The school is preparing for a big day, Dragon Day. Many activities are in the works. And readers get to see the whole thing come together. (There are several story lines going on.) The big focus of this one is the robot competition. Artie King--whether he likes it or not--has signed on to compete. He and his friends must build a robot. Then come Saturday--Dragon day--that robot will have to battle it out with other robots. Artie's big temptation is whether or not he should just do the best he can do, or if he should try to cheat.

© Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

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