Saturday, July 30, 2011

Knights of the Lunch Table, book 3

I like this middle grade GN series, KNIGHTS OF THE LUNCH TABLE, and here is book #3: THE BATTLING BANDS by Frank Cammuso (Scholastic/Graphix 2011). The three friends search Camelot Middle School for the singing sword, the only object that will prevent Principal Dagger from shutting down the annual Battle of the Bands program. Artie, Wayne, and Percy are determined to show Dagger and their arch nemesis--Joe--that they can play and win. <353>

Lots of broad humor, some slapstick, and some language play make this a GN that will appeal to a range of readers. Of course, the references to Arthur and the Round Table and Excalibur are all here as well. High school teachers might want to share this with students in advance of a discussion of the Arthurian legend.

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