Picture book author/artist Jarrett Krosoczka is turning his talents to a young graphic novel format that is perfect for his bold, zany style. With a hilarious premise--the adventures of a school lunch lady who fights crime when she's not serving sloppy joes--and a strong look, we think this is the project to break Jarrett out. And with graphic novels like RH's Babymouse on the rise, the timing couldn't be better.
This is the format Jarrett was born to do--the premise, the characters, the funky gadgets, and the story unite to create a huge kid-pleaser.We'll be launching with two titles in summer '10--and when kids love something they just want more of it! We'll be happy to oblige, with more Lunch Ladies on the way: right now, we have one in spring '11 and a fourth in summer '11.
From the author of National Book Award finalist Hey, Kiddo.
Serving justice . . . and lunch!
Lunch Lady can sniff out something rotten like no one else—and there’s definitely something rotten going on in the library. The usually friendly librarians have become cold and secretive. Even Dee can’t seem to crack a smile out of them. What darkness may lurk in the hearts of librarians? Lunch Lady is on the case! And Hector, Terrence, and Dee are along for a wild ride!