The Luck of the Buttons
Publication Date: April 12, 2011
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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. Until tomboy Tugs befriends the popular Aggie Millhouse, wins a brand-new Brownie camera in the Independence Day raffle, and stumbles into a mystery only she can solve, she looks at her hapless family and sees her own reflection looking back. But it's a summer of change, and it just may be that in the end, being a Button is precisely what one clumsy, funny, spirited, and observant young heroine decides to make of it. Award-winning author Anne Ylvisaker has trained her own observant eye on a small Iowa town in 1929 to craft a riotously endearing portrait of a family like no other.
About the AuthorAnne Ylvisaker is the author of Dear Papa and Little Klein. Formerly of Iowa and Minnesota, Anne Ylvisaker now lives in California.
Laura Hamilton is Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of California, Merced.