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by | Read by Sanjiv Jhaveri

Children Ages 10+ • 3 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2012

Anne Ylvisaker’s Button family is back. It’s 1929, and Goodhue, Iowa, is abuzz over the opening of the new University of Iowa football stadium and a hometown hero. This time the spotlight is on football- loving Ned and Grandfather Ike. While Ned is desperate to win back a football he feels is rightly his, Grandpa is set on teaching him strategy for the game (and for life). Narrator Sanjiv Jhaveri sets a purposeful pace. He uses pauses to dramatically underscore the football highlights as Ned and his buddies practice plays for the elusive pickup game whose prize is a pigskin football. Jhaveri’s Ned is doggedly determined to right injustice; his friends, predictably youthful. The voice of Jhaveri’s grandfather has a raspy, drawn-out sound that manages to pack just enough oomph when a vital point is needed. A.R. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2012]



Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio/ Candlewick • 2012

CD ISBN 978-1-4692-0611-0 $22.99 • Three CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781469206417 $19.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4692-0671-4 $14.99


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio/ Candlewick • 2012

CD ISBN 978-1-4692-0626-4 $54.97 • Three CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781469206561 $39.97 • One MP3-CDs

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