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Button Down Audiobook

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Read By: Sanjiv Jhaveri Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 2.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 1.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: September 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781469206714

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

33

Longest Chapter Length:

08:21 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

02:33 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

05:17 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

4

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Publisher Description

Ever since local boy Lester Ward got drafted by the University of Iowa Hawkeyes and football fever hit Goodhue, Iowa, scrawny Ned Button can think of nothing but the game. Sure, Lester’s younger bully of a brother is determined to keep Ned and his gang from ever getting near a real pickup game. But Ned has a few tricks up his sleeve: he can catch and sometimes even throw, much to his surprise. And he’s got his eccentric grandpa Ike, who has less get-up-and-go these days but no shortage of down-home wisdom to pass along. Like that being a football star is less about being big and more about strategy and playing as part of a team. And that having friends and family in your corner is a bigger prize than a lucky football will ever be.

From the acclaimed author of The Luck of the Buttons comes another story about a sometimes hapless, always winning family that scores big points for humor and heart.

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"I thought that the writing was stronger here than in Luck of the Buttons. I appreciate Ylvisaker's ability (willingness?) to be concise, but my favorite part was the grandfather's characterization."

— Jill (4 out of 5 stars)

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " My love for the Button family predisposed me to adore this. I thoroughly enjoyed my return visit. Don't be fooled by the small size of this one. Longer review later for abookandahug.com "

    — Brenda, 12/9/2013
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    " Adorable. I love the Buttons. "

    — Ariel, 9/14/2012

About Anne Ylvisaker

Anne Ylvisaker is the author of The Luck of the ButtonsDear Papa, and Little Klein. Anne grew up in Iowa and Minnesota and now lives in California.

About Sanjiv Jhaveri

Sanjiv Jhaveri is a New York actor with credits in television, theater, and film. His audiobook resume includes Confessions of a Thug by Philip M. Taylor, The Moral Lives of Animals by Dale Peterson, and the prologue and epilogue of Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck.