The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis

The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis

by Barbara O'Connor
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Overview

The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis by Barbara O'Connor

Nothing ever happens in Fayette, South Carolina. That's what Popeye thinks, anyway. His whole life, everything has just been boring, boring, boring. But things start to look up when the Jewells' Holiday Rambler makes a wrong turn and gets stuck in the mud, trapping Elvis and his five rowdy siblings in Fayette for who knows how long. Popeye has never met anyone like Elvis Jewell. He's so good at swearing he makes Uncle Dooley look like a harp-strumming angel, and he says "So what?" like he really means it. Then something curious comes floating down the creek—a series of boats with secret messages—and it sends Popeye and Elvis into the big world on the hunt for a small adventure.

With a healthy helping of humor and the signature Southern charm that has captivated children and critics alike, Barbara O'Connor's newest tale is a heartwarming look at the joy that can come out of being a Royal Rule Breaker, and learning to find one's own adventures.

This title has Common Core connections.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429947923
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 09/15/2009
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
File size: 208 KB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Barbara O'Connor is the author of numerous acclaimed books for children, including Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia; Me and Rupert Goody; Greetings from Nowhere and How to Steal a Dog. She has been awarded the Parents' Choice Gold and Silver Awards, the Massachusetts Book Award, and the Dolly Gray Award, among many honors. As a child, she loved dogs, salamanders, tap dancing, school, and even homework. Her favorite days were when the bookmobile came to town. She was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, and now lives in Duxbury, Massachusetts, a historic seaside village not far from Plymouth Rock.
Barbara O’Connor is the author of numerous acclaimed books for children, including Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia, How to Steal a Dog, The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis, and The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester. She has been awarded the Parents’ Choice Gold and Silver Awards, the Massachusetts Book Award, the Kansas William Allen White Award, the South Carolina Children's Book Award, the Indiana Young Hoosier Award, the South Dakota Children's Book Award, and the Dolly Gray Award, among many honors. As a child, she loved dogs, salamanders, tap dancing, school, and even homework. Her favorite days were when the bookmobile came to town. She was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, and now lives in Duxbury, Massachusetts, a historic seaside village not far from Plymouth Rock.

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The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The tone is what matters. I liked this book because they are living in such bad conditions but there imagination leads the children into a better place. Don't be mad when you find that it is a simple story beacause that is where the meaning is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book wouldn't let me stop reading it was so good. I recommend this book to everyone of all ages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author came to my school. She was very nice. Now l like her books even more without even having to read them. It is so cool.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book to my 5 year old son. We both loved it. Every night, it was always "one more chapter!' This book got my son excited about reading. We have been reading every night since!
jean jules More than 1 year ago
it isvan advnture when u read it
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a delightful and adventureos book.it is about a adventure.
penandbrush7 More than 1 year ago
This fresh cover for the paperback edition is as clever & polished as the story. A new vocabulary word every week, Elvis Jewell and his 4 siblings tumbling out of their stuck motor home, mysterious homemade Yoo-hoo boats sailing in the creek.... Boring, boring, boring Fayette, South Carolina, is about to get a whole lot more interesting. Just ask Popeye. Barbara O'Connor's signature voice, wit and sly humor at its best.
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Stupidest book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had a lot of good parts but mine is the adventure! From a fouth grader!