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The Battling Bands (Knights of the Lunch Table #3)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  532 Ratings  ·  39 Reviews
The Knights seek fame and fortune by entering a talent show!
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 tuba. Their only hope of winning is finding the long-lost "Singing Sword," the fabled instrument o
Paperback, 128 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Scholastic, Inc.
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Jan 24, 2017 rated it liked it
I didn't fully understand all of it.
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
i loved it
Jennifer Rayment
Aug 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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: : Adora
Nancy Kotkin
So much to love about this well-constructed graphic novel for middle grade readers. References to the King Arthur legend abound. Mr. Merlyn is a wise but cool character, a tough combination to get right. But my personal favorite characters are the cauldron-stirring, soothsaying lunch ladies, straight out of Macbeth.

Cammuso really nails middle school. Artie King is a reluctant hero that many middle schoolers (regardless of gender) will relate to and root for. The vibrant full-color artwork is goo
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction, comics
This isn't a bad book, but it really wasn't for me. I picked this up extremely cheaply, and I knew going in that it was meant for a younger audience. I think it works well for that demographic too.

The art leans a little more to the cartoony side, which fits the books pretty well. There isn't anything about the art that stuck with me though.

The main character finds his dad's old guitar and decides to learn how to play. This leads to him being roped into his school's battle of the bands competitio
Ike Iloka
Nov 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
The book Knights of the lunch table: the battling bands is part of a series with the main character being Arte and he is a struggling kid in middle school with only two friends, but has this magic locker that helps him through is times in need and supplies him with things to win challenge that he somehow gets himself into. This situation is with a bully battling him in a band for a super prise that is a lost trophy and he has another bully on his back that is the principal that doesn't like him ...more
Mar 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
This story has everything from bad school lunches to Arthurian fantasy, all woven around a school band competition. It works, in a brilliant and weird way, including everything from a science teacher who is also Merlin, sort of, and the school janitor who is the Fisher King. No, really.
In this story, Artie and his friends are trying to defeat the school bullies in a musical duel, for the sake of honor and also their lunch table. Trust me, you have to read it for that to make sense, but it does.
Tamora Pierce
Jan 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Mar 24, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: kids-comics, music
My favorite volume in the Knights of the Lunch Table series. We get a little bit more heart and character development with this episode. Artie and his friends start a band in hopes of winning the annual talent show. He struggles with the unwanted affections of a fellow classmates, but finds that there's more to her than meets the eye when the two are assigned as lab partners.

Lots of action, some school myth back story fun, plot twists , and cool character ties make this a highlight in the series
Apr 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphics
This time the gang of friends is trying to win a Battle of the Bands contest AND solve the mystery of finding the "singing sword." What's at stake if they don't succeed? The school will use the money they cut from the music department on school uniforms. Oh no! The story moves along quickly with illustrations that pull us through.
Michelle (FabBookReviews)
Jun 28, 2013 rated it really liked it

The Knights of the Lunch Table is a seriously FUN graphic novel series, and I have enjoyed all three books. My one wish: that books two and three had expanded the storylines and character descriptions a bit more. Book three felt rushed- especially with the new character of Melody being so quickly there and gone.

I could easily have read more of Artie and his friends' adventures!
Nancy Jo Lambert
Mar 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Wow! This graphic novel has a little bit of everything! The allusions to Camelot and the knights and Arthur. There are the funny parts, the touching parts, and the fantasy parts! I am very impressed by how well written and well done this graphic novel is! It will be highly recommended by me to kiddos!
Sep 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
third in the lunch table series follow artie and friends trying to save the battle of the bands money from the evil principal. They need to find the singing sword but things are never what they seem on the outside!
May 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels, 2012
3.5 stars
Really solid GN for kids.
It's always nice to find a GN that is not filled with breasts and blood and is also not completely dumbed down to kids.
This is clever and funny and will appeal to kids.
I'm happy to be adding this book to my graphic novel bookshelf. The Knights of the Lunch Table series was a well-loved one in my classroom last year, and I predict this book and the other two will be widely read again this year.

#59 of #summerbookaday
Jun 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: j-graphic-novel
Artie King & his friends are back & headed on another quest in their crazy middle school - this time, they're supposed to win their school's annual "Battle of the Bands" contest. But can they find the sword trophy that's been lost for 27 years?
Mar 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: j, graphic, life, light, guys-read
Artie and his friends decide they must stand up to the school bullies by entering the battle of the bands, despite not having much musical experience and not being a band. Along the way he is surprised to discover much wisdom. Another nice entry in this series.
Ann Williams
Not my favorite, but it was o.k. A little difficult to follow, especially if you haven't read the first two books. Just right for 4th graders, butI recommend reading the series in order to understand the characters.
Mar 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Why can't I read this
May 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
I found this book particularly charming, possibly because of the female characters.

My students are gobbling up this series.
May 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
If you need to find a short comic with some mystery and a hint of love this might you book.
May 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: f-gnovel
(Knights) J CAMMUSO
Feb 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Very good graphic novel about modern king arthur/camelot.
Nov 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Almost as fun as the two previous two. Has a good message about accepting people regardless of their appearance.
Nov 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
My 5. 5 year old comic book reader loves this and made me order the other two!
Aug 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Another fun Knights of the Lunch Table. I love all the Arthur references!
Scott Robins
Sep 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gn-kids
Super underrated series for young readers - Cammuso really hits his stride in this one, laughed out loud several times. :-)
This is a second grade, easy read for the child that likes the comic book layout when reading. Artie and his friends are trying to find rock and roll fame and find help in some interesting places.
Jan 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The pictures and the layout were cool.
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Frank Cammuso is the author/illustrator of the graphic novel series The Misadventures of Salem Hyde from Amulet Books. He also created the graphic novel series Knights of the Lunch Table from Graphix/Scholastic. Frank drew the comic Otto’s Orange Day and Otto’s Backwards Day for Toon-Books. He also wrote and drew his self-published graphic novel Max Hamm Fairy Tale Detective, for which he received ...more
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