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Ellis Johnson Might Be Famous

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About Ellis Johnson Might Be Famous

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Title: Ellis Johnson Might Be Famous 

Series: Cookies & Milk, book #2

Written by: Shawn Amos

Genre: Middle Grade Contemporary

Publishing Date: October 3, 2023

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This joyful and heartfelt sequel to the NAACP Image Award-winning Cookies & Milk is a story of fame, self-confidence, and second chances, based on author Shawn Amos’s memories of growing up the son of Wally “Famous” Amos.

After the overnight mega success of his dad’s cookie store, twelve-year-old Ellis Johnson is on top of the world. He’s met celebrities, strangers stop “the Cookie Kid” on the street, and he’s even headed to NYC to be in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with his dad. Ellis is ready for his star turn, playing harmonica on national television—until his big break turns into the most embarrassing moment of his life.

Ellis’s confidence bubble has officially burst, and he tries to keep a low profile at school. To make matters worse, Ellis’s dad is going gaga for a new girlfriend, and DJ Wishbone is pushed out of his radio station—and takes over Ellis’s place in the store. Can Ellis help those he loves, carve out a place for himself in Dad’s new life, and recover his confidence? This charming semi-autobiographic novel proves that anything is possible with good music, good friends, loving family, and great cookies.

Don’t miss Ellis’s first adventure in Cookies and Milk!

Review for Ellis Johnson Might Be Famous

With his dad’s cookie business success, Ellis enjoys working in the store and is looking forward to attending the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. All’s good until Ellis attempts to play his harmonica on national television but falls off the float instead! Facing ribbing at school and his dad’s new girlfriend has him on edge. Ellis and the girlfriend’s daughter set out to break their parents up. Add a healthy dose of hysterical drama and you have a great middle-grade read for all ages. I love our main character, Ellis, he’s funny and relatable. What a great follow-up to book one, Cookies and Milk.

About the Author

Shawn Amos is a world-renowned Blues musician who grew up the son of Wally Amos, aka Famous Amos: a pop culture icon, cookie mogul, and household name to this day. When Shawn’s not touring or recording as The Reverend Shawn Amos, he works as a partner at NYC communications firm Hudson Cutler. He is also a divorced father of three children, with whom he enjoys baking.

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