Lumberjanes (Lumberjanes #2) by Mariko Tamaki

Lumberjanes (Lumberjanes #2)

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 counsellor Jen . . . and go on supernatural adventures. That last one? A pretty normal occurrence at Miss Qiunzella’s, where the woods contain endless m...

Details Lumberjanes (Lumberjanes #2)

TitleLumberjanes (Lumberjanes #2)
Release DateMay 8th, 2018
PublisherHarry N. Abrams
GenreChildrens, Middle Grade, Fantasy, Young Adult, Lgbt, Humor, Adventure

Reviews Lumberjanes (Lumberjanes #2)

  • Devann
    I'm just going to copy and past my review of the first Lumberjanes prose novel because my feelings are pretty much the same:While I really hate to give this only 3 stars, I just don't think Lumberjanes works as well in prose format. And I KNOW this series is actually for middle-grade children and I'm an adult reading them but even so, this novel read 'younger' than the comics do for me. I don't really know how to describe it but I think that in t...
  • Laura (bbliophile)
    This was so much fun and I love the Lumberjanes so, so much!
  • Kitkat
    I loved it! I was worried but the book was really good! I can’t wait to read the first book about unicorns!🦄 🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄😆😆😆😆
  • Paula Phillips
    As readers of The Phantom Paragrapher will know, I am a big Lumberjane fan so when I saw that they had also released chapter books. I knew I had to read them. In The Moon is Up, the cabins are preparing for their annual Galaxy Wars. Each cabin has to find the nine planets with the clues that their fearless cabin leader Jen has come up with. It's a race against the clock as Zodiac and Roanoke are tied throughout the game. However, it's not a Lumbe...
  • McKinlay Dennis
    *I received a free DRC from netgalley and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.*If you're new here, I love the Lumberjanes. I'll take these girls in comics and novels, any way i can get them to be honest. This one fell a little short for me, it was just missing something I can't quite pinpoint, but I still liked it a lot. Full disclosure, i've been in a major slump lately, so it could also be that.
  • Billie
    I've been disappointed by the last couple of volumes of the Lumberjanes graphic novels, but the middle-grade prose novels are more than making up for it.One small note, though: It's Billie Jean King, not Billy Jean King. If you're going to misspell something, the name of a feminist icon maybe shouldn't be it.
  • Kim Dyer
    The Moon is Up carries on directly from the where Unicorn Power left off, so you really do need to read these novels in sequence. However, I would also strongly recommend reading at least some of the comic series before giving the novels a try. Unlike some of the other graphic novel adaptations of late, these books don't do a great job of introducing the characters and contain some direct references to the comics. For example, the scene where the...
  • Joelle
    I love the Lumberjanes comic and was thrilled when I heard about their middle grade novel series. Even more thrilled when I got to read a proof of the second book. The reality didn't live up to my expectations (having Lumberjanes things explained in prose wasn't as fun as seeing it in the comics), but I'd still recommend it to 3rd-4th graders who are interested in getting into or reading more about Lumberjanes.(I read an ARC ebook from NetGalley....
  • Ashly Lynn
    This was adorable.RTC
  • 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 counsellor Jen... and go on supernatural adventures. That last one? A pretty normal occurrence at Miss Qiunzella's, where the woods contain endless mysterie...
  • Elliott
    Lumberjanes: The Moon is Up is a middle grade novel written by Mariko Tamaki, and illustrated by Brooklyn Allen. It’s based on the comic book series, Lumberjanes, which is a delight of a series. I was slightly worried that the novel would not be able to hold true to the comic, or would be ‘dumbed down’ for a lower readership. Luckily, that is not the case.This book is honestly wonderful. I want to give it to every girl I know, and cry ‘Re...
  • Angie
    What could top smelly unicorns and cloud people? Holy Carrie Fisher, its got to be pirate space mice! The Moon is Up was a fantastic continuation of both the Lumberjanes graphic novels and the Unicorn Power novel. I personally love that at this point they expect readers to be reading both formats and be familiar with Mal, Molly, Jo, April and RIPLEY! If you are not familiar with the Lumberjanes of Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crump...
  • Jill Jemmett
    I love the Lumberjanes! I enjoy these books much more than the graphic novels because they take longer to read.This story is a great follow up to the first novel. But it is hard to follow the stinky unicorns from the first story. This one had a bit too many references to space for me, though it was pretty entertaining. The tasks that the Lumberjanes had to do were all space related, and it ended with a Moon Pirate mouse visiting the planet! You n...
  • Nadina
    I can't help but love all the LumberJanes stories. Just like the graphic novels and the first actual novel, this book was filled with fun, puns, and hilarious moments. There was character growth through this novel, and you could read it without having read the other novel or the graphics (though you'd be missing out on funny moments and references to past events). I loved the premise of this tale, and how the end set the series up for the next bo...
  • Verity W
    ***Copy from NetGalley in return for an honest review*****I really, really enjoyed this - I love the Lumberjanes graphic novels and this is a great addition to that world. The story is fun - and I'm going to have to go and find myself a "proper" copy to check out the finished artwork. So much fun and so true to the characters that we already know from the graphic novels. I've said it before, and I'll say it again - I love the way that the Lumberj...
  • Sarah
    *I received a digital review copy from Netgalley*Unfortunately, this book wasn't as good as the previous installment. There was just something missing that I can't quite name. Despite this book being under 200 pages and containing frequent illustrations, I feel like it was longer than it was and dragged too much for me to enjoy it. The storyline also wasn't my favorite. It is one that I think would have worked better in graphic novel form. I unde...
  • Maia
    The previous Lumberjanes novel by Mariko Tamaki ended on a cliff hanger scene... Jo glimpsed from the window of the Roanoke cabin a round glowing craft like a tiny moon descending in the forest and a small figure slipping out into the night. Shortly after, cheese begins to go missing from the Lumberjanes kitchens. But Jo has a lot of other things on her mind: the first annual Galaxy Wars- four days of space-themed contests and activities- is abou...
  • Krista K.
    Thanks to the publisher for providing me an arc of this new addition to the Lumberjanes. Direct quotes are not finalI think this sequel to Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! does a better job of introducing the five scouts of Roanoke cabin to new Lumberjane readers. I thought the character development left something to be desired, and I think the overuse of feminist icon names (e.g. "Oh my AMY POEHLER," "Holy Ruth Bader Ginsburg," etc.) may be alienatin...
  • Liesl
    YES! Feminism and scouting and diverse, badass women! I am 100% here for this. Conveys all the magic of friendship and scouting (I am slightly in love with the badges) as well as a nice whimsical tale of adventure. All of the girls are really interesting in their own right and the group dynamic is just perfection. Also nice seeing a prominent female lead who's passionate about science in the shape of Jo. I need to read all the Lumberjanes comics ...
  • Cliff
    The second book is an improvement upon the first. There is an added depth to this one which was lacking in the first. I still think that the author is striving to get a better grip on the characters. But the tone of this volume is a better fit to the overall feel of the comic series.I think we could do without closing each book with a teaser for the following one, but that's a minor quibble.
  • Shelby
    This book was somewhere between a four and a 5 for me. I loved the story line. It dove deeper into the friendships of all the girls, and all around had a great plot. In general I liked this one better than the first one in the Novel section of the Lumberjanes series. I still like the comics better, but I will take the Lumberjanes in any form! Whether it's a comic or a novel I always enjoy reading this series!
  • Adriana (SaltyBadgerBooks)
    WHY ISN'T EVERY ADULT OR CHILD WHO CAN READ NOT READING THIS?! I love The Lumberjanes so naturally I was already in love when I started this! But THE SPACE PUNS, THE POP CULTURE REFERENCES. This isn't just for little chillin it's for adults! And heh-lure there are space pirates! And friendship! I wish I had a group of friends like the Lumberjanes! It's great for a light and fast read!
  • Alicia
    Can't get enough of these hardcore lady-types and their adventures at camp whether it be up a mountain or in the cabin, getting badges and getting right with themselves and learning teamwork and the power of friendship TO THE MAX.Adore the novelized version of the graphic novels as much as the graphic novels themselves. With a theme of orbs and science-like adventures, this is a romp with plenty of puns!
  • John
    “It is one thing to find out someone is not from Saskatchewan. It’s quite another to find out they’re a moon pirate.” Just a typical week at camp...not that anything that happens when Lumberjanes are involved is typical. Can’t say I’m enameled of the chatty writing style, but the puns are delish and you can’t argue with the values.
  • Eli
    Lumberjanes novels are never gonna fix the world. But during a couple of gray, snowy February days, when the streets are slush-over-ice and the SAD is clawing at the back of my throat, there's little better than a quick read about Roanoke cabin having wacky adventures while making beautifully groan-worthy puns and Learn Important Things about themselves.
  • Kara
    I'm always happy to be in Lumberjanes land, and I enjoyed getting a closer perspective of one character. Tamaki added depth to the emotional life behind Jo's relatively quiet, intelligent exterior. Some of the zest of the original comics series was definitely missing in the switch to a middle grade novel though.
  • Rachel
    "Molly rolled over on her bunk. 'Did you guys ever play Simon Says?''We played SIMONE Says,' Jo Said. 'Because April refused to do what Simon said. 'I'm rarely in a mood to be dictated to by a fictional male figure,' April sniffed." (p. 119).
  • Amelia
    3.5 I genuinely liked this one better than the first, but I think for me there’s something to the Lumberjanes magic in comic form that just doesn’t translate as well to prose. Very cute, though! And there will always be room in middle grade fantasy for more stories as diverse as this one.
  • Amanda Blau
    MG Lumberjanes volume 2 just as fun as the first
  • Ryan Monson
    Still fun. Only 3 stars because this is more of a what happens over 3 normalish days at camp instead of what happens in an epic adventure.