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This middle grade graphic novel follows a half-vampire, half-lumberjack boy who feels torn between his parents and just wants to be a dancer. Jack is in a pickle. His lumberjack mom wants him to go to Mighty Log Lumberjack Prep to learn how to chop wood and wear flannel. His vampire dad wants him to go to Sorrow’s Gloom Vampire School to learn how to turn into a bat and dri This middle grade graphic novel follows a half-vampire, half-lumberjack boy who feels torn between his parents and just wants to be a dancer. Jack is in a pickle. His lumberjack mom wants him to go to Mighty Log Lumberjack Prep to learn how to chop wood and wear flannel. His vampire dad wants him to go to Sorrow’s Gloom Vampire School to learn how to turn into a bat and drink blood-orange juice. And Jack has a secret: what he really wants to do is dance. When he finds out about Tip Tap Twinkle Toes Dance Academy from new friend Plenty, Jack feels he’s finally found the place where he can be his true self. But he’s too afraid of disappointing his family to tell them. What’s a half-lumberjack, half-vampire boy to do? To summon the confidence to pursue his dreams, Jack will have to embrace every part of himself—his lumberjack toughness, his vampire eeriness, and most especially his awesome dance moves.


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This middle grade graphic novel follows a half-vampire, half-lumberjack boy who feels torn between his parents and just wants to be a dancer. Jack is in a pickle. His lumberjack mom wants him to go to Mighty Log Lumberjack Prep to learn how to chop wood and wear flannel. His vampire dad wants him to go to Sorrow’s Gloom Vampire School to learn how to turn into a bat and dri This middle grade graphic novel follows a half-vampire, half-lumberjack boy who feels torn between his parents and just wants to be a dancer. Jack is in a pickle. His lumberjack mom wants him to go to Mighty Log Lumberjack Prep to learn how to chop wood and wear flannel. His vampire dad wants him to go to Sorrow’s Gloom Vampire School to learn how to turn into a bat and drink blood-orange juice. And Jack has a secret: what he really wants to do is dance. When he finds out about Tip Tap Twinkle Toes Dance Academy from new friend Plenty, Jack feels he’s finally found the place where he can be his true self. But he’s too afraid of disappointing his family to tell them. What’s a half-lumberjack, half-vampire boy to do? To summon the confidence to pursue his dreams, Jack will have to embrace every part of himself—his lumberjack toughness, his vampire eeriness, and most especially his awesome dance moves.

30 review for Lumberjackula

  1. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie Cooke

    An absolutely delightful story about a half-vampire, half-lumberjack young person who has to make a bit choice about what to do next in life. Will he follow in the footsteps of his vampire father? Or will he become an entrepreneur like his lumberjack mother? Or will he learn to follow his heart and passions to figure out what HE wants? Wonderful art, a sweet story, and wholesome themes and messages throughout that will resonate with young people everywhere!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Cody Roecker

    Absolutely, positively a new favorite middle grade graphic novel. So lovely and fun!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Deke Moulton

    Such a cute, bright, vivid art that fully tells the wonderful story about loving all actors of yourself, especially when those things seem to contradict each other. A stand up and cheer graphic novel with so many incredible puns and a super rootable, believable, loveable main character. I hope we get more Jack!!!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kelly

    This book is so cute. It's about finding your way in the world and being true to who you are whether it's the same as your heritage or not. Friendship helps Jack a lot in this story, helps him Plenty, you could say. It's a very sweet story about identity. This book is so cute. It's about finding your way in the world and being true to who you are whether it's the same as your heritage or not. Friendship helps Jack a lot in this story, helps him Plenty, you could say. It's a very sweet story about identity.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Meliss

    A world of only vampires and lumberjacks? Come on! I love it. Goofy and sweet and perfect for the young middle grade reader!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    So cute!! I would definitely read more about these characters.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Krista

    Lumberjackula is a beautifully illustrated book. This balanced with the entertaining, humorous and wholesome writing does the nearly impossible feat of getting young children to turn off the digital entertainment and read.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Darren Vogt

    Adorable story with lovable characters and a strong message, that's very clear and concise - elevated by the artwork, which is crisp, clean, and has some extraordinarily fun character designs and layouts to portray music and dancing. Highly recommend. Adorable story with lovable characters and a strong message, that's very clear and concise - elevated by the artwork, which is crisp, clean, and has some extraordinarily fun character designs and layouts to portray music and dancing. Highly recommend.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kayla Miller

    I was lucky enough to get my hands on an ARC for this fun middle grade graphic novel! Despite containing vampires and monsters, there's no need to worry about kids getting spooked. The art is vibrant and fun, as are the characters and setting. I think any kids who like jokes/puns and zany worlds like that of Adventure Time are going to feel right at home reading this. The story follows Jack, a boy who is half vampire and half lumberjack, as he tries to decide which school he'll be attending-- a I was lucky enough to get my hands on an ARC for this fun middle grade graphic novel! Despite containing vampires and monsters, there's no need to worry about kids getting spooked. The art is vibrant and fun, as are the characters and setting. I think any kids who like jokes/puns and zany worlds like that of Adventure Time are going to feel right at home reading this. The story follows Jack, a boy who is half vampire and half lumberjack, as he tries to decide which school he'll be attending-- a vampire academy that his dad went to or the lumberjack school his mother attended. Picking a school is a big choice to begin with, but it feels even bigger because it seems tied to his future career path and thus what he'll be doing for the rest of his life! Things only get more complicated when he realizes he might be destined for a life he hadn't even considered after discovering there's a dance academy in the next town over. While Jack's parents (and grandparents) are invested in his decision, aside from one or two comments they were all supportive of him and not overly pushy about him following in their footsteps. It was a sweet family dynamic, which was very welcome since the family unit was the center of the story.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Morgan

    I could not have loved this sweet story more. I loved the colorful, vivid illustrations, and the hilarious premise. The cute little lumberjack/vampire protagonist perfectly played out that feeling of being torn between two worlds, and also of wanting to please your parents but find your own way. Kids will eat this up. Thank you to the publisher for the ARC.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Tom Taylor

    I received an Advanced Readers Copy of this juvenile graphic novel in order to evaluate it for addition to my library's collection. In this fantasy world, Jack is the son of a Lumberjack mom and a Vampire dad. Both parents would like him to go to their alma-maters. But Jack is not comfortable with either. After finding a dance school, Jack discovers that what he really wants is to dance. But Jack is afraid to upset his family. What will he do? This book presents a dilemma that many young people ma I received an Advanced Readers Copy of this juvenile graphic novel in order to evaluate it for addition to my library's collection. In this fantasy world, Jack is the son of a Lumberjack mom and a Vampire dad. Both parents would like him to go to their alma-maters. But Jack is not comfortable with either. After finding a dance school, Jack discovers that what he really wants is to dance. But Jack is afraid to upset his family. What will he do? This book presents a dilemma that many young people may find themselves facing. Some kids will be able to identify with Jack. There are morals and learning opportunities here. The art by Owen is cute and should appeal to kids. Verdict: buy

  12. 4 out of 5

    Shawna Thompson

    A beautiful story about a boy unsure of which side of his heritage he wants to embrace. It's colorful, very funny, and just so sweet. Also, strong LGBTQ undertones. Delightful! I would love to read more stories with Jack and his friends. A beautiful story about a boy unsure of which side of his heritage he wants to embrace. It's colorful, very funny, and just so sweet. Also, strong LGBTQ undertones. Delightful! I would love to read more stories with Jack and his friends.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Wendy MacKnight

    This book is a delight! A wonderful graphic novel that addresses kids’ need to find their own path in this world, the importance of friendship, family, and ultimately acceptance. Charming.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Ms. Yingling

    ARC provided by Follett First Look; E ARC provided by the author As Jack nears the age of twelve, he must leave his inclusice Under School and choose what secondary school her must attend. His forest communityis peopled by Vampires and Lumberjacks, who led very separate lives until the invention of Sun Scream allowed the vampires to venture out into the daylight. While the two groups generally get along, Jack feels pulled to both sides of his identity, especially since his grandparents on both si ARC provided by Follett First Look; E ARC provided by the author As Jack nears the age of twelve, he must leave his inclusice Under School and choose what secondary school her must attend. His forest communityis peopled by Vampires and Lumberjacks, who led very separate lives until the invention of Sun Scream allowed the vampires to venture out into the daylight. While the two groups generally get along, Jack feels pulled to both sides of his identity, especially since his grandparents on both sides chime in with older opinions, even though they get along. His father wants him to attend Sorrow’s Gloom Vampire School, and his mother wants him to go to Mighty Log Lumberjack Prep. He visits both, and gets along with the students, but neither seems quite right. A chance meeting with the enthusiastic Plenty when he is dancing in the woods leads him to sneak off to explore Tip Tap Twinkle Toes Dance Academy on his own. He really enjoys the school, and lies to his family about his whereabouts, since he feels they won't understand this new venture at all. Jack wants to make his family happy, but realizes that he has to remain true to his own dreams. Will this be enough to encourage him to talk honestly with his family about where he wants to attend school? Strengths: Lumber-Jackula had a definite classic comic book feel to it, if you're old enough to remember comic books like Harvey Comics' Richie Rich, or Dell Comics' Little Lulu. There was something about the illustration style, and the color conventions; the lumberjack world was predominately green and brown, the vampire world was rife with a blue-gray, and Twinle Toes was like being dropped into a bucket of paint chip colors that kindergarteners wanted to paint their classroom. Jack is an appealing character who is loved and supported by his extended family and wants to make them happy and proud. I loved that even though his town hadn't been integrated for very long, the vampires and lumberjacks coexisted peacefully. Jack's love of dance wasn't understood by his family, who wanted him to follow in one of their paths, but it was good to see him find his people at the dance academy. The conflict is gentle, but realistically portrayed, and a compromise is eventually found. This has a much more philosophical view of the current sociopolitical trends than many graphic novels, but also is a fun and sometimes silly romp. Weaknesses: I would have liked a little more information about the variety of different creatures in the woods, especially the wide array of differt types at Tip Tap Twinkle Toes Dance Academy who don't seem to show up much in the town Jack frequents. I also felt like this required a lot more deep, philosophical thought than I was giving it. What I really think: Readers who enjoyed Mr. Wolf's Class, Feuti's The King of Kazoo, Boothby's Sparks, or the bright colors and silliness of Kochalka's The Glorkian Warrior series will enjoy this innovative, inclusive look at finding one's own voice.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Raven Black

    We know this story: child wants to please his parents, but doesn't want to do exactly what either wants for him. He has a need, a need to DANCE! Of course, there is the lies, misdirection and tutus, but the difference this time is, Jack is part Lumberjack and Vampire. How can he be true to all parts of himself? With a little help from his friends and a grandpa that looks a little like Mel Brooks in Hotel Transylvanian (only sweeter) Jack learns how to shake it all about. We know this story: child wants to please his parents, but doesn't want to do exactly what either wants for him. He has a need, a need to DANCE! Of course, there is the lies, misdirection and tutus, but the difference this time is, Jack is part Lumberjack and Vampire. How can he be true to all parts of himself? With a little help from his friends and a grandpa that looks a little like Mel Brooks in Hotel Transylvanian (only sweeter) Jack learns how to shake it all about.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Bethe

    An unlikely pairing of vampire dad and lumberjack mom have Jack worried about what school to attend next. He hates to disappoint both after hearing them argue about which school would be better. Jack’s middle school reaction and angst ring true, as well as his wish to follow his own interest: dance. Predictable but fun happy ending.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Molly Walker

    Sweet story about following your dreams and staying true to yourself. I loved the artwork and coloring, but the story felt a bit long to me. Overall, this is a fun MG graphic novel and I can see kids really identifying with Jack's struggles to fit in. Thanks to the publisher for providing an ARC of this at PLA! Sweet story about following your dreams and staying true to yourself. I loved the artwork and coloring, but the story felt a bit long to me. Overall, this is a fun MG graphic novel and I can see kids really identifying with Jack's struggles to fit in. Thanks to the publisher for providing an ARC of this at PLA!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Escape Into Fiction

    The concept is great. I love the idea that Jackula is the only one of his kind and that he has to choose between what he wants to make him happy and feelings that he must make his parents happy. But the story is WAY to long, and I got a bit bored half way through.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Towntaker

    Positive messages, silly, fast-paced. A people-pleasing kid worries about telling his parents the truth about what he really wants for his future. https://twitter.com/towntaker/status/... Positive messages, silly, fast-paced. A people-pleasing kid worries about telling his parents the truth about what he really wants for his future. https://twitter.com/towntaker/status/...

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jami Ellis

    Ridiculous

  21. 4 out of 5

    Lexi

    I LOVE the artwork and message! The dialog is clunky and robotic.

  22. 4 out of 5

    April

    Dnf

  23. 5 out of 5

    Carrie McDonald

  24. 4 out of 5

    Sam Owen

  25. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Lowenberg

  26. 4 out of 5

    Bridget

  27. 5 out of 5

    China

  28. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie Rivera

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jane Alice

  30. 4 out of 5

    Matthew Metzdorf

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