Elvis The Story of the Rock and Roll King

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 4/21/2015
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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An only child, a mama's boy—Elvis was a shy kid who struggled to make friends and found comfort singing in church and learning guitar. While in high school, he continued his music but was often ridiculed by students. On a whim, he recorded a song for his mom's birthday at Sun Record Studios as part of a customer promotion. The studio loved it so much that they sent it to local record stations . . . and the rest is history.

Here is the story of how a poor kid from Tupelo, Mississippi, became an American legend.

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Author Biography

Bonnie Christensen is the author and illustrator of the Schneider Family Book Award winner Django; Woodie Guthrie: Poet of the People, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book and a New York Times Notable Book; Fabulous: A Portrait of Andy Warhol; and A Single Pebble. She lives in Wilson, North Carolina.

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