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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that the Lunch Lady series is about a school Lunch Lady who's actually an undercover spy. She solves crimes at Thompson Brook School while also serving lunch to students who have no idea of her alter ego. There's minor violence in these very funny comic books, but it all stays very exaggerated and cartoony. The Lunch Lady is an admirable and surprising hero.
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What's the story?
The Lunch Lady is an undercover spy at Thompson Brook School solving crimes and serving lunch to students who have no idea of her alter ego. Along with her fellow lunch lady, Betty, and the Breakfast Bunch -- students Hector, Terrence, and Dee -- Lunch Lady foils the criminal and saves the day every time. Whether it be a robot masquerading as a substitute teacher, an author who has been hypnotized, or an evil league of librarians, Lunch Lady uses her brains and technological gadgets to put things back to right.
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Families can talk about bullying. Milmoe bullies main characters Moe, Terrence, and Dee. How do they respond to his taunts? Do you think they did the right thing?
The Lunch Lady has an alter ego that most of her students know nothing about. Have you ever seen a school teacher or your lunch lady outside of school hours? What are some of your favorite alter egos in books or movies? Why do most superheroes have them?
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