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Creepy Cafetorium: Six More Spooky, Slimy, Silly Short Stories

Illustrated by Anna-Maria Jung
Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

From Epic! Originals comes an even spookier, sillier, slimier collection of illustrated stories guaranteed to make you laugh so loud you'll wake the monster under the bleachers!

The Cafetorium is open for lunch—and play rehearsal, gym class, and unintentional interdimensional travel! Join comic book fan Dee Dee, master gamer Jackie, and the rest of the crew (including everyone’s favorite goat) in this brand-new set of wonderfully weird tales.

These charming stories present kids' everyday school and friendship challenges in unexpected ways, letting kids laugh while they build empathy, resilience, social skills, and more.

About The Authors

Colleen AF Venable is the author of the National Book Award long-listed Kiss Number 8, a graphic novel co-created with Ellen T. Crenshaw. Her other books include Mervin the Sloth is About to Do the Best Thing in The World with Ruth Chan, The Oboe Goes Boom Boom Boom with Lian Cho, and the Guinea Pig, Pet Shop Private Eye series, illustrated by Stephanie Yue and nominated for the Best Publication for Kids Eisner.

Gina Loveless fell in love with kids’ books when she was eight and fell back in love with them when she was twenty-eight. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from California Institute of the Arts and resides in eastern Pennsylvania. 

Carol Burrell started out in physics and classics, somehow landed in children’s books, and is now an editor, author, and illustrator, plus the translator of enough graphic novels to have lost count. When there’s time, she also works on her webcomic, SPQR Blues. She grew up in New York City and a little bit in Miami, swapped New York for London for a while, and, unrelated to any of this, loves big, hairy dogs.

Jadzia Axelrod is an award-winning author, illustrator, activist, gadabout, and circus performer. She is the author of comics and graphic novels for Tor, Quirk Books, and DC Comics. She lives in Philadelphia where she cooks overly elaborate meals for her wonderful wife and delightful child.

Erana Bumbardatore writes and copyedits random things in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where she lives with her husband, her statistically improbable redheaded kids, and more pets than is really advisable. She is coauthor of the Truth Sleuth series but has no actual detective skills.

About The Illustrator

Anna-Maria Jung is an illustrator, cartoonist, and lover of fantastic stories who has worked with companies all over the world. She has even worked in animation, including collaborating with the legendary Bill Plympton. In 2009, she received a Fulbright scholarship and studied at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) in New York. She graduated in 2011. She is currently living and working in Graz, Austria, producing illustrations for the editorial market, children’s books, graphic novels, and apparel.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (September 19, 2023)
  • Length: 192 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781524878665
  • Ages: 8 - 12
  • Lexile ® 740L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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