Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace

By MARINO, Nan

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ISBN
978-1-59643-753-1 978-1-59643-859-0
Publisher
Roaring Brook


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on May 1, 2013  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 5–8—Internationally known, super-famous Elvis Ruby gets stage fright and freezes up in front of millions of people, on live TV. Where can he hide? Marino deposits the 11-year-old in the Pinelands of New Jersey at a family friend's small breakfast diner, where he hopes to get the anonymity he needs and a break from the relentless paparazzi who follow his every move. Elvis cuts his trademark locks, dyes his hair a mousy brown, and goes incognito as Aaron. However, when you have that sparkle in your eyes and that pizzazz in you...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on April 1, 2013

Eleven-year-old Elvis Ruby is "the most famous [musician] in the world." Poised to win the American Idol-like TweenStar reality TV competition, he instead freezes onstage during a performance. His dad whisks him away to tiny Wares Grove, New Jersey, in order to regroup and escape the paparazzi. Elvis (going incognito as "Aaron") tries to keep a low profile while helping out at the Pancake Palace, a flapjacks-only restaurant run by...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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