The Luck of the Buttons by Anne Ylvisaker

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The Luck of the Buttons is a wonderful novel that pulls you into a small town in Iowa in 1929. It retells the life of the young Tugs Esther Button, who was a child with quite some luck...
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Tugs Esther Button was born to a luckless family. Buttons don’t presume to be singers or dancers. They aren’t athletes or artists, good listeners, or model citizens. The one time a Button ever made the late Goodhue Gazette - before Harvey Moore came along with his talk of launching a new paper - was when Great Grandaddy Ike accidentally set Town Hall ablaze. Tomboy Tugs looks at her hapless family and sees her own reflection looking back until she befriends popular Aggie Millhouse, wins a new camera in the Independence Day raffle, and stumbles into a mystery only she can solve. Suddenly this is a summer of change - and by its end, being a Button may just turn out to be what one clumsy, funny, spirited, and very observant young heroine decides to make of it.
 

About Anne Ylvisaker

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Anne Ylvisaker is the author of Dear Papa, which Booklist named a Top Ten Youth First Novel, and Little Klein, a Book Sense Pick and winner of numerous awards. Formerly of Iowa and Minnesota, Anne Ylvisaker now lives in California.
 
Published April 12, 2011 by Candlewick. 234 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Faith McPhee on Jul 01 2011

The Luck of the Buttons is a wonderful novel that pulls you into a small town in Iowa in 1929. It retells the life of the young Tugs Esther Button, who was a child with quite some luck...

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