Who Was Elvis Presley?

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Overview

Put on your blue suede shoes and get ready for another addition to the Who Was…? series! The King could not have come from humbler origins: Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, during the Depression, he grew up with the blues music of the rural South, the gospel music of local churches, and the country-western classics. But he forged a sound all his own—and a look that was all his own, too. With curled lip, swiveling hips, and greased pompadour, Elvis changed popular music forever, ushering in the age of rock and roll. ...

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Overview

Put on your blue suede shoes and get ready for another addition to the Who Was…? series! The King could not have come from humbler origins: Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, during the Depression, he grew up with the blues music of the rural South, the gospel music of local churches, and the country-western classics. But he forged a sound all his own—and a look that was all his own, too. With curled lip, swiveling hips, and greased pompadour, Elvis changed popular music forever, ushering in the age of rock and roll. Geoff Edgers’s fascinating biography of this icon of American pop culture includes black and- white illustrations on nearly every spread.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780448446424
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/16/2007
  • Series: Who Was...? Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 116,160
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: 610L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Geoff Edgers, a reporter at The Boston Globe and author of Who Were The Beatles?, lives in Arlington, Massachusetts. John O’Brien lives in Delaran, New Jersey. Nancy Harrison lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2010

    omg

    it so good

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2008

    a reviewer

    The King of rock n' roll has a book for kids and gives cool facts about him. Elvis Presley's music is fun to dance to when you are a kid like me.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    AMAZING STORY!

    This book is a very entertaining story. It tells alot about Elvis. Elvis was the king of rock and roll. If you Read this book you'll be a walking Elvis dictionary! This is a great Who Was book and I hope you enjoy it very much!


    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2012

    OMG!!!!! :):)

    I LOVE ELVIS PRESLY!!!!! ITS SO SAD HE DIED:(

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2012

    Bad

    I honestly have to say.... i thought it would be much much better. The only part i liked was about his childhood. dont waste your money

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2008

    a reviewer

    *My favorite part in this book was when Elvis, because I like to sing his song. I liked the part of the book when he said that his friends and him had a squirt gun fight in a hotel ,while he was in the Army.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    Amazing guy

    It is a good bookyou should raed it today. Hope you like it. Have fun reading. Kind of sad.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2012

    Thank you...thank you very much.

    It is a really good story with some sad parts.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2012

    :)

    It said the girls went wild when he " wiggled his hips"

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    Elvis is cool

    To : #13 &14 he is not stupid and yes he is king of rock and roll

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    Elives

    He rocks

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2013

    Awesome

    Awesome

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

    OMG

    I have heard so much about him but never knew the things that were in this book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    Good stuff

    Awesome

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

    Keep your derogotory to yourselves

    Thats just mean just beacause hes dead doesent mean you can talk about him and the book explains the king of ROCK AND ROLL THANK U THANK U VERY MUCH?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2012

    Who Was Elvis? You wont know...

    Retarted!!!!! Because really? IT SAYS HOW HE DID IT NOT WHY OR WHO IS HE! Waist of money do NOT buy! STUPID STUPID STUPID STUPID STUPID! DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB!(

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2012

    I AM 5year old

    It tis 2 stinky i wood giv it 0 stars if i cood.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2012

    IM GONNA BUY IT

    I will buy it but i wonder how many pages it has neil armstrong took me like 20 min to read anne frank is 101 pagesin real life but when i went to key wesy some crazy guy dressed up as elvis it rocked

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Crapp 4th grade writing

    Dont waste your monet

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2014

    HORRIBLE BOOK!

    Waste of money horribe book. I other words: SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD! :(

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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