Lumberjanes (Lumberjanes, #1) by Mariko Tamaki

Lumberjanes (Lumberjanes, #1)

Welcome to Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. The five scouts of Roanoke cabin—Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley—love their summers at camp. They get to hang out with their best friends, earn Lumberjane scout badges, annoy their no-nonsense counselor Jen . . . and go on supernatural adventures. That last one? A pretty normal occurrence at Miss Qiunzella’s, where the woods contain endless my...

Details Lumberjanes (Lumberjanes, #1)

TitleLumberjanes (Lumberjanes, #1)
Release DateOct 10th, 2017
PublisherAmulet Books
GenreChildrens, Middle Grade, Fantasy, Humor

Reviews Lumberjanes (Lumberjanes, #1)

  • Hannah Greendale
    At Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thisle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types, five girls from Roanoke cabin – April, Molly, Mal, Ripley, and Jo – are hard at work earning scout badges. When they help a unicorn find its way home, they discover an enormous mountain that’s never been charted on any maps. Keen to earn the Extraordinary Explorers medal, April concocts a plan to climb the mysterious mountain with her friends, but the jo...
  • Laura (bbliophile)
    This was a lot of fun to read! I definitely didn't like it as much as the graphic novels, but it was still a very fun, adventurous story full of the characters we all know and love. I'd definitely recommend this to other fans of the Lumberjanes series, but not to people who aren't familiar with the series yet. Full review to come soon.
  • Jeimy
    I breezed through these 150 pages where our heroines, once again, find themselves inadvertently in unimaginable trouble.
  • Brenda Ayala
    I am not the demographic for this, and that was painfully obvious to me when reading. What makes it worse is that I've heard glowing reviews for this so my expectations were high--and I knowingly kept them high because I thought the book would deliver. These girls came across as idiotic and unrealistically hyperactive. If someone had told me this would read like a feminist Spongebob then maybe I would've accepted the story better. But as it was, ...
  • Jessica Rodrigues
    I really wanted to love this because so many people are into Lumberjanes these days, but overall, it was very "meh" for me. Maybe I overhyped it in my mind. My main critique is that this doesn't read like the first in a series -- the reader is dropped into the middle of the setting with several characters as if we should already know who they are. The characters never developed for me, and I doubt the attention span of your average 10 year old is...
  • Jen
    This was super cute, very diverse, and a good storyline. As someone who reads the comics I have this two thumbs up. 👍🏽👍🏽
  • Sarah E.
    I was gifted an ebook via Netgalley.This was my introduction to the Lumberjanes universe. Immediately following finishing this book, I read the first volume of the Lumberjanes comic by Noelle Stevenson. 3 stars may seem like I was meh about it, but honestly, I felt as though there was too much going on for it to be the best in a written novel format. Once I read the first volume of the comic, I knew that the book definitely would have been better...
  • Jill Jemmett
    I’ve read a couple of the Lumberjanes graphic novels before. They’re so cute! So I had to get the middle grade novel when I heard it was coming out. In this new story, the scouts find unicorns, not too surprising to fans of the series. What is surprising is that unicorns smell really, really bad (who knew!). They also find a mysterious foggy mountain. Let the adventures begin!Since I haven’t read all of the graphic novels, I liked the way t...
  • Alyssa Marie
    So I went into this book a little apprehensive. I hadn’t enjoyed the last lumberjane volume that much that I read and was worried I was tired of this series. BUT THIS BOOK BROUGHT IT ALL BACK TOGETHER AGAIN. It was SOO GOOD. It was honestly better than any regular comic volume I’ve read in this series. It made you love the characters even more which is so lovely. It’s just so much fun, the whole time. It’s honestly hard for me to get exci...
  • Lauren James
    I'm a massive fan of the Lumberjanes comic (reading this actually inspired me to go back and catch up on the new editions, and I'm obsessed all over again!) and this is the perfect book version. It's always hard to transfer mediums, but this does a great job of capturing the unique humour and loveable style of the comics. I love all of these characters so much, and would happily read about their adventures for their entire lives!
  • Yaiza
    Súper divertido y con los mismos mensajes maravillosos sobre la amistad que el cómic (FRIENDSHIP TO THE MAX!). La caracterización de los personajes era perfecta, aunque está bastante centrado en April y un poquito en Mal y su relación con Molly, y dejan a Jo y Ripley algo olvidadas. Además la narrativa, que me preocupaba un poco por leer una novela infantil después de los cómics, me hizo morirme de risa y encaja genial con el estilo de Le...
  • Laura Noakes
    This book captures the spirit of the Lumberjanes comics so perfectly. I absolutely loved the plot of this middle grade novel, really enjoyed seeing more of the character's backstory and the drawings throughout were awesome. Basically, if you're already a fan of the Lumberjanes comics, you'll love this, and if you like girl power, friendship, kindness and unicorn-laden adventures, you need to read this book ASAP!
  • Madison Bishop
    As a big fan of the comics, I found this book really delightful. Like in the original series, they really throw you right into the story, which some kids might love and others might find confusing. I loved the additional illustrations--the design of this book is absolutely wonderful. I really hope this engages new readers!
  • Courtney
    Hooray! The Lumberjanes have a whole novel to adventure around in! Everyone's favorite, supernatural-mischief-prone campers are at it again. April, Mal, Molly, Jo and Ripley run into a real, live unicorn (because of course they do) and discover an enormous mountain that, for reasons unknown, does not appear on any map. Every the over-achiever, April becomes determined to climb the mountain, so the whole gang sets off to climb a really weird mount...
  • Grace
    My friend Dani picked up this ARC at SDCC 2017 as a gift for me. I must say this book is a delight. Hard-core Lady Types are going to find so much to love about it. Even people who aren't familiar with the comics will love it. It's inclusive and funny and full of witty humor that kids and adults will love. I'm so excited to share this with everyone in October!
  • Christy
    Mariko and Brooke got the voice of Lumberjanes perfect. Full review to come.
  • Nicole
    love the comics and am so thrilled that this is now a middle grade novel!!! I did not see the final artwork, and an eagerly awaiting the release date!
  • Andy
    This was a super cute and magical story following the Lumberjanes into middle grade mania. Spoiler alert: Unicorns stink. 😝
  • Kristen
    Absolutely loved this book! So much fun and full of stinky unicorns and crazy adventures like usual.
  • Shelley
    The Lumberjanes encounter unicorns, mysterious mountains, and cloud people on their first prose adventure. I was so utterly disappointed by this. I love the graphic novels, and fully expected to love this, but I really didn't. It got better after part one when the plot finally started, maybe up to a 2.5 star level, but oh, I couldn't abide the writing style. It was super juvenile, more appropriate for 7-9 year olds than 10-12 year olds, and tried...
  • Kim Dyer
    I was so excited to read this novel but unfortunately, I was left feeling a bit underwhelmed by it. Lumberjanes is one of my favourite comics for young readers, but this novel adaption left a lot to be desired. The writing was clunky, often taking the form of "Jo did this... April thought that..." and a little light on descriptions.Although it did spend a little time in the first chapter introducing the girls, I don't think the book is very newco...
  • Lindsay
    Welcome to Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. The five scouts of Roanoke cabin—Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley—love their summers at camp. They get to hang out with their best friends, earn Lumberjane scout badges, annoy their no-nonsense counselor Jen... and go on supernatural adventures. That last one? A pretty normal occurrence at Miss Qiunzella's, where the woods contain endless mysteries...
  • Literacy Alliance
    Based on the popular graphic novel series, Lumberjanes has decided to take these hardcore ladies into novel format for another round of friendship to the max. The Roanoke Cabin is working on their plant badges. Having stumbled across a magical field of unicorns and a mysterious mountain, the girls are determined to climb and explore this new territory since April has decided that like Rosie, the fearless camp director, she wants to earn the Extra...
  • Sarah
    *I received a digital review copy from NetGalley*I love the Lumberjanes graphic novel series and when I saw that it was going to be a full-length novel I couldn't wait to read it. This book follows the Roanoke gang as they discover a herd of unicorns and climb a secret mountain. I have to admit that it was weird at first to read about these characters' adventures without the comic illustrations. However, after a few chapters I got used to it and ...
  • Krista K.
    Friendship to the Max!I received this arc from Netgalley for an honest review.If you're not already familar, Lumberjanes is a series of graphic novels that details the stories of five friends at an unusual camp for girls. The stories focus on positive, female friendships, smart campers, and fun adventures. This is the first in a series of novels inspired by the graphic novels for middle-grade readers.While working to earn their LIVING THE PLANT L...
  • Bridgette
    I received an egalley from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.It took me a bit to warm up to this, probably because I'm used to reading the monthlies of the comic. The comics are all ages and while they're fun and light while dealing with friendship, crushes, gender identity and the writing of the comics feel very different from the writing of the this novel. And for anyone who might be wondering, this is a novel. There are illustrations ...
  • Carys
    I've only read the first volume of the Lumberjanes graphic novels but I absolutely adored it so when I heard that this new MG series was coming out I knew that I had to pick it up. Overall, the story was just adorable. It was lovely to be able to revisit these characters and join them on their latest adventure. One thing that I particularly loved was how diverse it was; there's mention of Jo having 2 dads and the inclusion of Barney who is non-bi...
  • Lorna (Loz) Parsons
    This was such an adorable book. As a disclaimer, I should probably mention that I have not read any of the comics beforehand and the comics are referenced here and there throughout the book so if you can or have read them, you have a little advantage there. There also isn't very much introduction of the characters so, if you haven't met them before like I hadn't, it took me until around halfway through before I really knew who was who and I might...
  • Aaron
    Mariko Tamaki successfully translates my favorite current comic book into prose. This book seems meant for a slightly younger audience than the comic, but it has the same overall tone. Because of the much greater amount of text, Tamaki is able to reveal the characters' feelings and personalities more extensively than the comic usually does. The book brings out their individual personalities, whereas in the comic, they're sometimes hard to disting...