From Publishers Weekly
For fans without the ways or means to get to Memphis-or who just want to relive their last visit-pop-up master Murphy provides a scream-worthy up-close-and-personal desktop tour of Elvis Presley's famous Graceland estate in this brilliantly low-tech 3-D volume. Stuffed with photos, mementos-in-miniature and other goodies (including a wearable cardboard facsimile of Elvis's trademark sunglasses), this tribute to the King's castle features painstakingly engineered replicas of numerous Graceland sites, including the manse exterior, the living room and music room, the jungle room, TV room and meditation garden. The margins are stacked with insightful text and brief looks at other aspects of Elvis's home life, such as his Tiki furniture, his firearms collection and the U.S. Department of Justice badge he received from President Nixon, which made him an official federal narcotics officer. In her foreword, Elvis's daughter Priscilla shares his pride in the home, describing it as a place "where he felt comfortable, secure and happy"; this intricate, wholly absorbing collectible is sure to make the King's followers feel similarly, giving them a unique opportunity to enjoy Elvis's home from their own living room, jungle room or meditation garden.
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About the Author
has engineered dozens of pop-up books for children and adults. He lives with his wife, Cheryl, and their chocolate lab, Bosco, in Valley Glen, California. Priscilla Presley
is an actress, author, and entrepreneur. She has been instrumental in the development of Graceland since it opened to the public in 1982.