One of my favorite mid-grade novels is Neil Armstrong is My Uncle and Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me by Nan Marino. I am pleased to announce that author Nan Marino’s newest book Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace is being released today:
Here is a synopsis:
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.
I can’t wait to read it.
In honor of the release, I’ve decided to search out some fun pancake recipes. I found a great post for 13 Fun Pancake Ideas on Simply Sweet Home. Here are some of the fun recipes in the post:
Happy Reading and Eating!
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