Thursday, March 11, 2010

Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta

Green beans! Lunch Lady and sidekick Betty are back and better than ever in The Author Visit Vendetta. Famous children's author Lewis Scribson (Flippy Bunny) is coming for Author Visit Day, but he has a sinister ulterior motive upon his arrival. During the visit, Coach Birkby disappears and it's up to Lunch Lady and Betty to solve this mystery.

Jarrett J. Krosoczka's Lunch Lady graphic novels are gut busting funny, but there are also several skills that you could teach while reading them. As with other Lunch Lady novels, Author Visit Vendetta has a plot within a plot as Terrence is trying to win a spot on the soccer team.  This is a short piece of text where you could teach the concept that novels can have several stories within the main story.  Think Harry Potter's romantic entanglements inside his quest to defeat Voldemort.  Lunch Lady is also a great vehicle to teach cause and effect and parody.

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