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Elvis and the Underdogs

Jenny Lee

Ten-year-old Benji is plagued with illnesses, allergies, accidents and fainting spells. When he has a seizure his doctor gives him a choice between wearing a dorky safety helmet or getting a service dog. He chooses the dog, of course, but doesn’t expect the 200-pound Newfoundland named Parker Elvis Pembroke IV. The dog can talk, but only Benji understands him (others hear only barks and growls) Together the two challenge a bully and share adventures as Benji gains confidence. This optimistic boy-and-his dog novel is a first from Jenny Lee, a writer and producer on Disney’s Shake It Up. Ages 8-11