Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace

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Roaring Brook Press, Apr 16, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
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In Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace by Nan Marino, eleven-year-old musical prodigy, Elvis Ruby, was supposed to win the most coveted reality show on television, Tween Star. None of the other contestants even came close to his talents. But in the middle of the biggest night, with millions of people watching, Elvis panicked. He forgot the words to the song. He forgot the tune. He forgot how to play every single instrument he'd ever known and froze on national TV. So Elvis must run from the paparazzi camped outside his door and spend the summer working with his aunt and cousin at Piney Pete's Pancake Palace in the remote wilds of New Jersey. It's the perfect place to be anonymous, that is until Elvis meets Cecilia, a girl who can't seem to help blurting out whatever's on her mind.

An NPR Best Book of 2013

 

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User Review  - Mad.River.Librarian - LibraryThing

So much fun: I was completely taken in by Nan Marino's fun story about Elvis Ruby (think Justin Beiber), a world-wide known tween singing sensation who needs to get away from it all, hiding out at his ... Read full review

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User Review  - bookwren - LibraryThing

I was attracted to this novel by the quirky title and a review in Horn Book magazine ~ and maybe the fact that I was craving pancakes. Once started, I could hardly put it down as I followed 11-year ... Read full review

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Nan Marino is the author of Neil Armstrong Is My Uncle & Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me, which received a SCBWI Golden Kite Honor and was featured on the Bank Street Best Books and the New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing. Nan is also a librarian who lives with her husband and a large dog in a town that borders the Pinelands of New Jersey.

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