Ike Button, 11 and an endearing combination of credulous and cranky, is a high-energy wannabe hero who is constantly getting knocked down. And that’s what makes him such fun. … The characters charm, and the material is enhanced by the author’s well-realized rendition of time and place.
Ylvisaker’s writing is clear and engaging… Readers will find a lot to relate to and cheer for in Ike, who merely wants to live up to his uncle’s legacy of adventurous deeds. … A sweet, fast-paced story.
—School Library Journal
The third installment in the delightful Button family saga… Anne Ylvisaker wastes no words; her narrative is charming in its simplicity and entrances the reader by fully immersing them in the time and place.
Told engagingly and perfect for sharing aloud with all its amusing scenes and fascinating characters, this story is filled with humor and pathos … This skillful storyteller easily keeps readers’ attention while making it clear that war was being fought on various fronts, even at home.