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Overview

Elvis Presley--the King of Rock 'n' Roll, still beloved by millions of Americans--comes to vibrant, gyrating life in this extraordinary picture-book biography from an award-winning author and the winner of a New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award.

Here's the perfect book for anyone who wants to introduce rock 'n' roll and its king to the child in their lives. In single- page "chapters" with titles like "The First Cheeseburger Ever Eaten by Elvis" and "Shazam! A Blond Boy Turns into a Black-Haired Teenager," readers can follow key moments in Presley's life, from his birth on the wrong side of the railroad tracks in the Deep South, to playing his first guitar in grade school, to being so nervous during a performance as a teenager that he starts shaking . . . and changes the world!

Jonah Winter and Red Nose Studio have created a tour-de-force that captures a boy's loneliness and longing, along with the energy and excitement, passion, and raw talent that was Elvis Presley.

"Readers will want to pore over this thoroughly engaging volume." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399554704
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 01/08/2019
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 264,442
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

JONAH WINTER is the author of dozens of picture books, among them Here Comes the Garbage Barge! (4 starred reviews, New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award); Lillian's Right to Vote (4 starred reviews); Ruth Bader Ginsburg (3 starred reviews, New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award); Mickey Mantle: The Commerce Comet (2 starred reviews); and The Secret Project (5 starred reviews). Visit him at jonahwinter.com.

CHRIS SICKELS, the creative force behind the award-winning Red Nose Studio, has illustrated Here Comes the Garbage Barge! by Jonah Winter (4 starred reviews, New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award) and The Secret Subway by Shana Corey (3 starred reviews, Amazon Best Children's Book of 2016). His 3-D illustrations are built from wire, fabric, wood, found objects, and more. His work has appeared in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal and as a poster for the NYC subway. He has been awarded three gold medals and one silver by the Society of Illustrators. Visit him at rednosestudio.com or on Twitter @rednosestudio.

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