About this item
Put on your blue suede shoes and get ready for another addition to the Who Was…? series! The King could not have come from humbler origins: Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, during the Depression, he grew up with the blues music of the rural South, the gospel music of local churches, and the country-western classics. But he forged a sound all his own—and a look that was all his own, too. With curled lip, swiveling hips, and greased pompadour, Elvis changed popular music forever, ushering in the age of rock and roll. Geoff Edgers’s fascinating biography of this icon of American pop culture includes black and- white illustrations on nearly every spread.
A fascinating biography of an icon of American pop culture shows how his musical style was developed in his humble Mississippi roots and how he ushered in the age of rock and roll by changing popular music forever. Original.
Number of Pages: 105
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Biography + Autobiography / Music, Biography + Autobiography / Performing Arts
Series Title: Who Was...?
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Geoff Edgers
Street Date: August 16, 2007
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-2889