Dancing with Elvis by Lynda Stephenson
  

Synopsis

Dancing with Elvis by Lynda Stephenson

It's 1956, and ever since she and her mother rescued Angel Musseldorf from her abusive parents, Frankilee Baxter has been miserable. In addition to being more pretty, popular, and talented than Frankilee, Angel moves in, steals Frankilee's clothing, and begins dating the boy Frankilee likes. At the same time, Frankilee's community is struggling with the issue of school integration. What keeps Frankilee going is her fantasy about Elvis Presley rescuing her from life in Clover, Texas. But this restless teenager is a realist and doesn't wait around for things to get worse. She devises a plan to get rid of Angel, begins a local Elvis fan club, and works to promote integration. What Frankilee doesn't bargain for is becoming involved in a burglary, an elaborate kidnapping scheme, and a shooting. With humor and heart, Dancing with Elvis tells of one young woman's coming of age in the South during a time of change in America's history.

Reviews

With its quirky individuality and passionate humanity, this is an unforgettable picture of this time, place and girl. - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (Big Picture, starred review)

About the Author

Lynda Stephenson lives with her husband and her cat, Elvis in Oklahoma, though she grew up in a small town in Texas. Dancing With Elvis began as a short story, but Lynda decided to continue the story. The result is her first published novel.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
331 pages

Author

Lynda Stephenson
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Publisher

William B Eerdmans Publishing Co

Publication date

27th November 2006

ISBN

9780802853004


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