In the graphic novel series, Knights of the Lunch Table, when Artie King starts at Camelot Middle School, he’s able to open a broken old locker. According to rumor, this makes him ruler of the school. But Joe, the dodge-ball champion and bully of the school, isn’t about to let Artie wear the crown . . .
Luckily, like King Arthur has his Knights of the Round Table to go into battle with him, Artie has his friends Percy and Wayne, who join him in the epic dodge-ball battle for locker control. (There are a ton of parallels between the stories! What others can you find between King Arthur and Artie King?)
Artie first meets Wayne sitting in the principal’s office. Wayne’s Game Boy had been confiscated, and there a few questions that I have for Wayne that never get answered in the book:
1. What are you always playing on that Game Boy?
2. You’re the person that tells Artie the legend of the locker. Where did you first hear it?
3. Why don’t you want Gwen to play on your dodgeball team?
And speaking of dodgeball, you can try your hand at the game on The Knights of the Lunch Table site.
Let me know how you do. And, of course, I always want to know what YOU would ask Wayne, Artie, and all his Knights.
— Carly H., STACKS Staffer
Illustration copyright 2008 Frank Cammuso