March 31, 2013

Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace

cover image of Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace
Nan Marino

Musical prodigy Elvis Ruby is favored to win the grand prize on Tween Star, an American Idol type show. When he freezes on stage and forgets the words, he changes his appearance and hides from the paparazzi at his aunt's Pancake Palace in New Jersey. Eleven-year-old Cecilia befriends Elvis, aka Aaron, and discovers his true identity. She enlists his help as she tries to fit in with her classmates. With warmth and humor both Cecilia and Elvis navigate the challenges of their lives and become more confident as they hide out at the Pancake Palace. Ages 8-10