Elvis and the Underdogs by Jenny Lee

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Ultimately, the thin plot is far-fetched, even for a story about a talking dog...


From Jenny Lee, writer on the Disney Channel show Shake It Up!, the number-one-rated kids' show in the country, this feel-good middle-grade novel is about a sickly boy whose life is turned upside down when he gets a therapy dog . . . who can talk!

Benji Wendell Barnsworth is a small ten-year-old boy with a big personality. Born premature, Benji is sickly, accident-prone, and at the hospital so often he even has his own punch card. So when Benji wakes up one day from a particularly bad spell, his doctors take the radical step of suggesting he get a therapy dog. But when a massive crate arrives at Benji's house, out walks a two-hundred-pound Newfoundland who can talk! And boy, is he bossy.

In this hilarious and heartwarming friendship story in the tradition of bestselling authors Gordon Korman and Carl Hiaasen, Elvis brings out the dog lover in the most surprising people and shows Benji that making new friends may not be as scary as he once thought.


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Jenny Lee is a writer and producer of the Disney Channel TV show Shake It Up, the number-one-rated kids' show in the country. The author of four humor essay books, this is Jenny's first book for children. She lives in Los Angeles with her Newfoundland, Doozy.
Published May 14, 2013 by Balzer + Bray. 309 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Feb 27 2013

Ultimately, the thin plot is far-fetched, even for a story about a talking dog...

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