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Elvis is King!

by Winter, Jonah, 1962-

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 20 Libraries 20 of 20 copies
Available (20)
Location Collection Call #
Baldwin Borough Library Biography BIO J PRE
Location  Baldwin Borough Library
Collection  Biography
Call Number  BIO J PRE
CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Biographies qj ML3930.P73 W56 2019
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
Collection  Children's Biographies
Call Number  qj ML3930.P73 W56 2019
CLP - Hazelwood Children's Biographies qj ML3930.P73 W56 2019
Location  CLP - Hazelwood
Collection  Children's Biographies
Call Number  qj ML3930.P73 W56 2019
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Biography qj ML3930.P73 W56 2019
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Biography
Call Number  qj ML3930.P73 W56 2019
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Biographies qj ML3930.P73 W56 2019
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's Biographies
Call Number  qj ML3930.P73 W56 2019
Community Library of Castle Shannon Picture Book PICTURE BOOK Winter
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
Collection  Picture Book
Call Number  PICTURE BOOK Winter
Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg Childrens 92 PRE
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg
Collection  Childrens
Call Number  92 PRE
Crafton Public Library Juvenile - Biography J 92 BIO PRESLEY 2019 CRAFTON 2/20
Location  Crafton Public Library
Collection  Juvenile - Biography
Call Number  J 92 BIO PRESLEY 2019 CRAFTON 2/20
F.O.R. Sto-Rox Library Juvenile Non-Fiction JUV BIO PRE
Location  F.O.R. Sto-Rox Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  JUV BIO PRE
Green Tree Public Library Children's Easy E REA WIN
Location  Green Tree Public Library
Collection  Children's Easy
Call Number  E REA WIN
Jefferson Hills Public Library Easy Fiction E 92 PRE
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
Collection  Easy Fiction
Call Number  E 92 PRE
Millvale Community Library Juvenile Picture Books CHF WIN
Location  Millvale Community Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
Call Number  CHF WIN
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction J E 782.421 WINTER
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
Call Number  J E 782.421 WINTER
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 92P PRESLEY Win
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 92P PRESLEY Win
Northland Public Library Children's Biography J B PRESLEY
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Biography
Call Number  J B PRESLEY
Oakmont Carnegie Library Juvenile Biography JB PRE
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
Collection  Juvenile Biography
Call Number  JB PRE
Pleasant Hills Public Library Juvenile Juv 92 PRESLEY Elvis
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  Juv 92 PRESLEY Elvis
Scott Township Library New Material J B PRESLE
Location  Scott Township Library
Collection  New Material
Call Number  J B PRESLE
Western Allegheny Community Library Juvenile Biography J BIO PRESLEY
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
Collection  Juvenile Biography
Call Number  J BIO PRESLEY
Wilkinsburg Public Library Easy Nonfiction E 92 PRESLEY BIOGRAPHY
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
Collection  Easy Nonfiction
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "If the artwork in this seems a little in-your-face, it may be wise to remember that we're talking about the King here a figure known for large gestures, not for subtlety. Red Nose Studio, known for dramatic 3-D illustrations constructed from polymer clay figures and hand-built sets, teams up with award-winning author Winter to bring readers a portrait of Elvis, from his hard-scrabble beginnings in Tupelo, Mississippi, to his transformation into one of the first rock stars. The narrative is at times scattered, but the writing shines when Winter vividly describes Elvis' idiosyncratic, hip-shaking delivery, as if imbued with Elvis' own frenetic charisma. Winter also does well to acknowledge Elvis' cross-cultural musical lineage and his roots in southern gospel music. Dusty rural backdrops, skeletal trees, and battered fabric set the scene for Elvis' youth; no less derelict is the southern cityscape where he gets his big break. At once fantastical and overwhelmingly lonely: such is the story of Elvis. Overall, a vivid and imaginative take on an often-told rock 'n' roll legend.--Ada Wolin Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This picture book biography from the duo behind Here Comes the Garbage Barge! conveys the story of Elvis Presley's life, from crushing loneliness and poverty early on to his first #1 hit, "Heartbreak Hotel." Reality and fantasy blend together in the cinematically styled and lit compositions: when young Presley first hears gospel music coming from a rural African-American church "on a dusty road," the building seems to ascend to heaven on wings (an afterword delves further into his rise within the context of America's racial history). Wire, clay, and cloth sculptures by Red Nose Studio find an ideal subject in Presley's operatic emotions, jet black-dyed pompadour (depicted here in tidal wave proportions), and kinetic hip swiveling. Winter's text reads like blank verse and matches the images' emotional power on every page: "What would you do if you were just a poor country boy in the big city... What crazy plans might you concoct, lying in bed at night, listening to the freight trains passing by?"Ages 4-8. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Presley, Elvis, -- 1935-1977 -- Juvenile literature.
Presley, Elvis, -- 1935-1977.
Rock musicians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Rock musicians -- Biography.
Publisher New York :2019
Edition First edition.
Contributors Red Nose Studio, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780399554704
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