Lunch Lady Returns in Hardcover | Preview
Jarrett J. Krosoczka‘s Lunch Lady series ran for ten books from 2009-2014. Now the first four have just been reissued as full-color hardcovers. The First Helping reprints The Cyborg Substitute and The League of Librarians, while The Second Helping includes The Author Visit Vendetta and The Summer Camp Showdown.
The publisher, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, describes the series as follows:
Hector, Terrence, and Dee have always wondered about their school lunch lady. What does she do when she isn’t dishing out the daily special? Where does she live? Does she have a lot of cats at home? Lunch Lady doesn’t just serve sloppy joes—she serves justice!
Krosoczka, author of Hey, Kiddo, said, “I have never stopped thinking about the Lunch Lady character, talking about the books across the country, or championing the actual people running school cafeterias, so I am so thrilled to be donning the yellow gloves once again as I dive back into this world. Returning to the Lunch Lady graphic novels has been like comfort food.”
The books are recommended for ages 7-10, are priced at $12.99, and will feature new back matter. Next year will bring brand-new hardcover books in the series. These preview pages were provided by the publisher.
Johanna Draper Carlson has been reviewing comics for over 20 years. She manages ComicsWorthReading.com, the longest-running independent review site online that covers all genres of comic books, graphic novels, and manga. She has an MA in popular culture, studying online fandom, and was previously, among many other things, webmaster for DC Comics. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
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