Elvis and the Underdogs: Secrets, Secret Service, and Room Service

Elvis and the Underdogs: Secrets, Secret Service, and Room Service

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Perfect for fans of R. J. Palacio and Gordon Korman, this is the hilarious and heartwarming sequel to Elvis and the Underdogs from author Jenny Lee, former writer on the popular Disney Channel show Shake It Up.It's been months since Benji's former safety dog, Elvis, was whisked away by the Secret Service, but Benji still misses him terribly. Luckily, because Elvis is now the president's dog, there are plenty of pictures and videos of him online. While watching the footage of the president's speech on the White House lawn, Benji and his friends Alexander and Taisy see Elvis thumping his tail repeatedly. Is he trying to tell Benji something? The kids realize it's actually a code! And Elvis needs their help.And so begins another madcap adventure in which these underdog best friends will have to find a way to travel to DC, find out the truth behind Elvis's distress signals, and uncover state secrets without getting caught . . . or they may have to say good-bye to Elvis for good.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129.54 x 193.04 x 25.4mm | 226.8g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Balzer and Bray
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062235575
  • 9780062235572
  • 1,737,642

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"A light, warm and (very) fuzzy read." -- Kirkus Reviews "[A] rich, funny tale" -- Booklist Praise for ELVIS AND THE UNDERDOGS: "A funny, unabashedly feel-good boy-and-dog story. . . . This crowd-pleasing debut is definitely ready for prime time." -- Booklist (starred review) Praise for ELVIS AND THE UNDERDOGS: "A lighthearted, enjoyable read." -- School Library Journal Praise for ELVIS AND THE UNDERDOGS: "This children's book debut from Lee, a writer and producer on Disney's `Shake It Up' sitcom (and clearly a dog lover), is suffused with optimism." -- Publishers Weekly
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Back cover copy

It's been months since Benji's former therapy dog, Elvis, was whisked away by the Secret Service, but Benji still misses him terribly. Luckily, because Elvis is now the president's dog, Benji can keep tabs on him via all the pictures and videos of him online.

While watching the footage of the president's speech on the White House lawn, Benji and his friends Alexander and Taisy notice Elvis doing something very strange with his tail. Is he trying to send them a message?

And so begins another madcap adventure in which these underdog best friends will have to find a way to get to DC, discover the truth behind Elvis's secret-coded cry for help, and solve a national pastry crisis . . . or they may have to say good-bye to their beloved Elvis for good.
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About Jenny Lee

Jenny Lee is a writer and producer on the new ABC Family sitcom Young & Hungry. She was also a writer and producer of the TBS sitcom Ground Floor and the Disney Channel's number-one-rated kids' show Shake It Up for all three seasons. The author of four humor essay books, Jenny is also the author of Elvis and the Underdogs. She lives in Los Angeles with her 110-pound Newfoundland, Doozy (and yes, it's a toss-up on who's walking whom every day). Kelly Light is an author and illustrator who now lives in New York but grew up down the shore in New Jersey surrounded by giant pink dinosaurs, cotton candy colors, and Skee-Ball sounds. She was schooled on Saturday-morning cartoons and Sunday funny pages. She picked up a pencil, started drawing, and never stopped. She has illustrated two chapter book series: Elvis and the Underdogs by Jenny Lee, and the Quirks by Erin Soderberg. She is the author-illustrator of Louise Loves Art and Louise and Andie. Find her online at www.kellylight.com.
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74 ratings
4.09 out of 5 stars
5 43% (32)
4 31% (23)
3 19% (14)
2 5% (4)
1 1% (1)
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