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Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace

Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace

Nan Marino

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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

Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Master List, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award ML, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, NPR Best Book of the Year

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Where the Hiders Go


If you need somewhere to hide, try the Pinelands of New Jersey.
It's a wild place filled with swamp streams. And sand hills. Salt marshes and bogs. There are towns too, some so small they don't...

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Praise for Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace

“* Put this book in the hands of both the girls who follow every moment of the latest teen celebrity's life and the quiet boys and girls who stand on the sidelines, listening for their song.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“* Her audience will eat it up.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“An entertaining read.” —Booklist

“Wish-fulfillment appeal for many a young reader.” —BCCB

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About the author

Nan Marino

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 selected as a Bank Street Best Book and one of 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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