Who Was Elvis Presley?

Who Was Elvis Presley?

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by Geoff Edgers, John O'Brien, Nancy Harrison
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101098929
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
08/16/2007
Series:
Penguin Group Who Was Series
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
156,161
Lexile:
610L (what's this?)
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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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Who Was Elvis Presley? 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
Laurie Collin Thomas More than 1 year ago
it so good
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE ELVIS PRESLY!!!!! ITS SO SAD HE DIED:(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a good bookyou should raed it today. Hope you like it. Have fun reading. Kind of sad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a really good story with some sad parts.
Guest More than 1 year ago
*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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To : #13 &14 he is not stupid and yes he is king of rock and roll
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He rocks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have heard so much about him but never knew the things that were in this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great rock star. King of rock-and-roll.
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Waste of money horribe book. I other words: SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD! :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very discriptive and creative vocab.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool
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Awesome
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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?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who agrees$ iif you do write this same comment saying u do
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Elvis is mine.mmmmmmmmiiiiiiinnnneeeee. Read the book