Grades 2 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 4.1
Lexile® Measure: GN520L
Guided Reading: T
- Comic Books and Graphic Novels
- Bullying Experiences
- Middle School
- School Sports
- New School
About This Book
Artie King just wants to ease into life at Camelot Middle School. He's got new lunch buddies, Percy and Wayne, and his science teacher, Mr. Merlyn, is pretty cool. But then there's scary Principal Dager and big bad Joe and The Horde, a bunch of brawny bullies who rule the school.
The real trouble starts when Artie opens a funky old locker that no one, not even Joe, has ever been able to open — and finds it full of mysterious, but useful stuff. Percy and Wayne are high-fiving, Joe is fuming, and the next think you know a challenge is laid down: a do-or-die dodgeball game — The Horde Vs. The Knights of the Lunch Table. Losers get creamed!
* " Arthurian legend gets an update for young readers in this outstanding graphic novel....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." — School Library Journal, starred review
" Cammuso has created a big, bright, funny, page-turning first volume of stories very loosely based on the King Arthur stories and laced with other literary references. Young readers will identify with the characters and ask for more. " — Kirkus Reviews
" Cammuso's text is witty and his cartoons energetic; his pictures speak as clearly as his words." — Booklist