Elvis, Me, and the Lemonade Stand Summer

Cormorant BooksSKU: 9781770866157

Author:
Gentile, Leslie
Grade Levels:
Four, Five, Six
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
208
Publisher:
Cormorant Books
Copyright Data:
2021

Price:
Sale price$13.95

Description

Elvis, Me, and the Lemonade Stand Summer by Leslie Gentile, a singer/songwriter of Northern Salish, Tuscarora and Scottish heritage, is a novel about the summer of 1978 when most people think Elvis Presley has been dead for a year. But not eleven-year-old Truly Bateman — because she knows Elvis is alive and well and living in the Eagle Shores Trailer Park. Maybe no one ever thought to look for him on an Indigenous reserve on Vancouver Island. It’s a busy summer for Truly. Though her mother is less of a mother than she ought to be,  working her way through new boyfriends, Truly is determined to raise as much money for herself as she can through her lemonade stand and to prove that her cool new neighbour is the one and only King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. And when she can’t find motherly support in her own home, she finds sanctuary with Andy El, the Salish woman who runs the trailer park. Leslie Gentile is a singer/songwriter of Northern Salish, Tuscarora and Scottish heritage. Elvis, Me, and the Lemonade Stand Summer is her first novel.

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