The Curse of the ButtonsBook - 2014
When a steamboat arrives heralding the news that Iowa has been called up to represent the Union of the United States of America, Ike is beside himself with excitement. For months, the promise of war has enveloped small-town 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's fate is sealed.
Publisher: Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2014
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: FICTION YLVISAKER
Characteristics: 227 pages ; 19 cm