9780440421399

All Shook Up

ISBN:0-440-42139-9

272 pages

Ages: Ages 8-14

Publisher: Knopf

Setting: Chicago

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ALL SHOOK UP

The King of Rock and Roll lives!  And he’s Josh’s dad.  A hilarious story about a thirteen year old boy living in Chicago with his “Elvis impersonator” dad. Shelley Pearsall interviewed more than two dozen Elvis impersonators in her research for this fiction novel.  A fun choice for summer reading or an all-school read!

Honors

 

Junior Library Guild

Georgia Children’s Book Award nominee

Rebecca Caudill Award (Illinois) nominee

Young Hoosier Book Award nominee

Boys’ Life Magazine Summer Reading choice.

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Reviews

 

All Shook Up is alternately wry, silly, thoughtful and laugh-out-loud funny.” BookPage

 

“Through a wonderful and believable process of discovery…father and son come to understand each other.” School Library Journal

 

“One of those rare humor-filled books that will appeal to readers regardless of gender.”

VOYA magazine

coffeeQuick Classroom Idea

 

On page 14, Josh says you can tell a lot about a person by their coffee mug.  Using art supplies, have students design and decorate their own paper coffee mugs with slogans and illustrations that reflect their individuality and personality. Time: 1 hour.