Love Me Tender

  • Children’s Book Council of Australia, Notable Book, 1992

A young boy, Alan, is forced to live with his bossy aunt who runs a milkbar/café when his mother takes off. When the juke box is put in her milkbar, Alan sees that Elvis Presley songs bring love and then a miraculous change to his aunt. Though his aunt wants to adopt Alan, he holds out hope his mother will one day return.

Publisher: Hodder Headline

Year: 1999, first printed OUP, 1992