The Curse of the Buttons

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Anne Ylvisaker

Narrated By: Nick Podehl

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: November 2014

Duration: 3 hours 9 minutes


When a steamboat arrives heralding the news that Iowa has been called up to represent the Union, Ike is beside himself with excitement. For months, the promise of war has enveloped the town of Keokuk like a grand game that everyone’s in on—everyone but Ike, his swaybacked pony, and his best friend and checkers partner, Albirdie. Left behind with Mother and the aunts and girl cousins while the Button men march forth toward glory, Ike feels his fate is sealed. Unless, that is, he can call on the ingenuity of his fabled (some say cursed) ancestor—the adventuresome Uncle Palmer—seek passage to Missouri disguised as a drummer boy, and meet up with the Iowa First. But some opportunities are meant to be missed. And some arrive when you least expect them. Fans of Anne Ylvisaker’s previous two novels about the hapless Button family will thrill to this Civil War prequel, featuring the inimitable “Granddaddy Ike” as a boy.


Curse of the Buttons

by Anne Ylvisaker

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Curse of the Buttons, Anne Ylvisaker