The Battling Bands (Knights of the Lunch Table)
by Frank Cammuso
Suggested Ages: 9 +
Buy from Indigo
Description: A battle is looming at Camelot Middle School-a battle of the bands, that is! Artie, Wayne, and Percy enter the talent show seeking fame and fortune. But only one of them plays an instrument: Percy. And he plays the saxophone. Their only hope of winning is finding the long-lost "Singing Sword," the fabled instrument of awesome power.
But how can Artie find time to rock when he''s been assigned a new lab partner, Melody Claymore? Melody is a klutz and a goof, and harbors a not-so-secret crush on Artie. Is Melody his worst nightmare or possibly the answer to his prayers
Jake's Review. Love it when you bring home these awesome books to read. This one is hilarious and I liked the story so much I didn't want to put it down. My favorite character is wing cause he is good at video games like me. I think Brian would like this book too because it is more like a comic book than a chapter book. The illustrations are funny too. I liked the part with the lunch ladies that was hilarious. Can't wait to read more of the Knights books.
Jake's Rating: 10/10
Mom's Review: : Adorable graphic novel -- crap I guess adorable isn't a good word for a book aimed at middle school boys - but it it totally is. Lots of fun little inside jokes and parallels to the Arthur/Camelot story. Humor that both adults and kids will enjoy as well. The art work is spectacular and will keep the attention of even the most reluctant reader (cough cough Brian cough cough). I thoroughly enjoyed it and I have a feeling Jake will too (especially since he grabbed it out of my hand and said these books are awesome - think I will read it instead of playing with my Ipod) that's a first let me tell you. Loved the little sweet scene between Arthur and Melody. A must have for all middle school and public libraries since I guarantee it will be checked out all the time
Mom's Rating: 9/10
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