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The dodgeball chronicles / by Frank Cammuso.

By: Cammuso, Frank.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cammuso, Frank. Knights of the lunch table: 1.Publisher: New York : Graphix, 2008Edition: 1st ed.Description: 141 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780439903226 (pbk.); 043990322X (pbk.); 9781439506349 (paw prints); 1439506345 (paw prints).Subject(s): Dodgeball -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction | Middle schools -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction | Humorous stories -- Comic books, strips, etcGenre/Form: Graphic novels. | Graphic novels -- United States.Summary: Artie King opens a mysterious locker at Camelot Middle School and ends up in a dodgeball game with the school bullies.
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Artie King opens a mysterious locker at Camelot Middle School and ends up in a dodgeball game with the school bullies.

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Starred Review. Gr 4-8-Arthurian legend gets an update for young readers in this outstanding graphic novel. During his first day at Camelot Middle School, Artie King opens a locker that no one has ever been able to open; gets a pop quiz from his science teacher, Mr. Merlyn; and offends both Principal Dagger and bully Joe Roman. Joe is the leader of the Horde, a gang that happens to be the local dodgeball (a game played here with the fervor of Texas football) champions. With his future at Camelot riding on a challenge match, Arthur calls on new friends Wayne and Percy, and gets a little assistance from that mysterious locker. References to other versions of Arthurian legend are sprinkled throughout (such as mentions of Camelot alumni Terry White and Tommy Mallory), but the funny, fast-paced tale of young Arthur's quest to defeat the bullies stands well on its own. The appealing illustrations are full of color, action, and life. Point new fans to one of the many retellings of the deeds of the Round Table while they wait for the second volume in the series.-Beth Gallego, Los Angeles Public Library, North Hollywood (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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Frank Cammuso is the Eisner-nominated creator of the Max Hamm, Fairy Tale Detective graphic novels. His work has appeared in the NEW YORK TIMES, The WASHINGTON POST, USA TODAY and NEWSWEEK. He lives in Syracuse, New York.

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