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All Shook Up

June 12, 2008 | Book
Released May 13, 2008 by Knopf Books is the 272 pages hardcover book "All Shook Up" by Shelley Pearsall. ISBN: 978-0-375-83698-5 (0-375-83698-5). The book is also available as an eBook and a hardcover library binding.

About the book:

When 13-year-old Josh finds out he has to stay with his dad in Chicago for a few months, he’s not too thrilled. But when he arrives at the airport, he’s simply devastated. His father—who used to be a scatterbrained, but pretty normal, shoe salesman—has become a sideburn-wearing, hip-twisting, utterly embarrassing Elvis impersonator. Josh is determined to keep his dad’s identity a secret, but on his very first day at his new school, a note appears on his locker. It’s signed Elvisly Yours, and instead of a name, a sneering purple smiley face. The secret is out, and when his dad is invited to perform at a special 50s concert at his school, Josh is forced to take drastic action. From award-winning author Shelley Pearsall comes a hilarious novel about a father and son discovering something about being who you are—and who you’re not.

About the Author

A former teacher and museum historian, Shelley Pearsall is now a full-time writer. Her first novel, Trouble Don’t Last, won the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction. She lives in Silver Lake, Ohio.
Harvey Alexander wrote on June 12, 2008
Hope they make this into a film. Then they could release a soundtrack album of remixes to appeal to the kids (and loons, of course) so that Elvis can be back at No.1 in the world. Pump up the v-v-v-v-v-v-olume!
Ruthie wrote on June 13, 2008
Sounds llike a great book! Many of my Elvis friends sign their messages "Elvisly yours". We love it!
My boy, my boy wrote on June 14, 2008
To sign "Elvisly yours" is indeed quite original. The brillant and charming lady who first introduced me to that saying deserves all my admiration... :p