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The luck of the Buttons by Anne Ylvisaker

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Published by Candlewick Press in Somerville, Mass .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • History,
  • Depressions,
  • Great Depression, 1929-1939,
  • Juvenile fiction,
  • Family life,
  • Fiction,
  • Mystery fiction,
  • Historical fiction,
  • Fortune,
  • Mystery and detective stories,
  • Friendship,
  • Photography,
  • Families,
  • Luck

Book details:

About the Edition

In Iowa circa 1929, spunky twelve-year-old Tugs vows to turn her family"s luck around, with the help of a Brownie camera and a small-town mystery that only she can solve.

Edition Notes

StatementAnne Ylvisaker
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ7.Y57 Luc 2012
The Physical Object
Pagination224 pages :
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26653838M
ISBN 100763660612
ISBN 109780763660611
OCLC/WorldCa808117190

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The Luck of the Buttons is a delightful tale of family, friends, and determination. One of the things that makes a book stand out for me is the strength of the setting. Real or imaginary the setting must be believable with just the right amount of detail/5(12). Books like THE LUCK OF THE BUTTONS by Anne Ylvisaker are some of the best in the biz. A svelte little novel that's chock full of plum, pluck, and vinegar, Ylvisaker gives us a heroine you can believe in but never this one over to the kid that wants a good story with humor and spice and a family that's practically cursed itself. The Button clan bakes and serves it up whenever there is trouble in the ranks, from accidents to crop failures to illnesses to spousal friction. Poor Tugs has eaten a lot of pie in her life. It seems the Buttons just don’t have any luck. And judging by her buck teeth and her clumsiness, social and otherwise, Tugs is most definitely a : Anne Ylvisaker. The author’s love of language will keep you eagerly anticipating the next turn of phrase. Her keen observations of human nature suffuse The Luck of the Buttons with a tender, funny, and charming ambience that wraps the reader inside a place and time with characters among whom we’d all like to live." Vicki Palmquist, Children's Literature Network.

Booksource is the premier trade book distributor to K school classrooms across the country. We offer discounted pricing, free shipping and unparalleled expertise and customer service. The Luck Of The Buttons. ISBN ISBN Author: Ylvisaker, Anne spunky twelve-year-old Tugs vows to turn her family's luck. The Luck of the Buttons Teachers’ Guide HC: E-book: CANDLEWICK PRESS TEACHERS’ GUIDE 1. What is luck? Before reading The Luck of the Buttons, discuss with your class the notion of luck. Have a student read aloud the dictionary definition of the word. “Tugs used to think that everyone's name was in the dictionary, and when she had realized it was only hers, both Tugs and Button, she felt suddenly fond and possessive of it, as if this book were put here for her guidance alone.” ― Anne Ylvisaker, The Luck of the Buttons. In The Luck of the Buttons, in what state does the book take place? It is too dry. page 36 In The Luck of the Buttons, what does Tugs think of the cake at Aggie's birthday party?

  Books like THE LUCK OF THE BUTTONS by Anne Ylvisaker are some of the best in the biz. A svelte little novel that's chock full of plum, pluck, and vinegar, Ylvisaker gives us a heroine you can believe in but never this one over to the kid that wants a good story with humor and spice and a family that's practically cursed itself/5(8). Luck Button is a moving historical story inspired by The Foundling Museum. The museum is devoted to telling the story of the Foundling Hospital, Britain’s first home for abandoned children. A young boy struggles to cope with school bullies and caring for his mother, until a mysterious encounter reveals life in the Foundling Hospital in the. The luck of the Buttons. [Anne Ylvisaker] -- In Iowa circa , spunky twelve-year-old Tugs vows to turn her family's luck around, with the help of a Brownie camera .   The Luck of the Buttons is a wonderful novel that pulls you into a small town in Iowa in It retells the life of the young Tugs Esther Button, who was a child with quite some luck, but born.