The Button Box

Author: Margarette S. Reid

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0140554955

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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A child examines the many different buttons in Grandma's button box.

The Button Box

Author: Ruth Ellen Patton Totten

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826264654

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 388

View: 7110


"There was never a moment in our lives that we were not reminded that our father was the finest, bravest, most gallant, and best-looking man who ever lived and that he was destined for unimaginable glory. This we took for granted. Being our father's children was a special influence in all our lives, but the greatest, most pervasive, and most interesting influence in my life was Ma." The Button Box is the loving memoir of Beatrice Ayer Patton (1886-1953), the wife of one of the greatest military figures in history, General George S. Patton, Jr. Written by the Pattons' daughter, Ruth Ellen, the book covers Beatrice's life from her youth in a wealthy New England family until her death, with an emphasis on her years of marriage to George Patton. A supportive and loving wife, Beatrice was accomplished in her own right as an equestrian, musician, lecturer, sailor, and internationally published author. Courageous and adventurous, Beatrice played a significant role in her husband's life. Without her, General Patton might never have reached his own level of success. Although there have been numerous books written on George S. Patton, The Button Box provides a unique perspective on the general's complex personality as well as a rare and intimate look inside his famous American family, a glimpse of the "Old Army" that formed the cadre of the army of World War II, and a detailed description of life "between the wars" in a society not to be seen again. Most important, though, it is the story of a truly fascinating woman, told with love and a rowdy sense of humor by her daughter.

The Button Box

Author: Lynn Knight

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144819153X

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 3029


A wooden box holds the buttons of three generations of women in Lynn Knight’s family – each one with its own tale to tell... Tracing the story of women at home and in work, from the jet buttons of Victorian mourning, to the short skirts of the 1960s, taking in suffragettes, bachelor girls, little dressmakers, Biba and the hankering for vintage, The Button Box lifts the lid on women’s lives and their clothes with elegance and wit.

The Button Box

Author: Fawzia Gilani-Williams,Bridget Hodder

Publisher: Kar-Ben Publishing ®

ISBN: 1728452112

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 152

View: 4428


After Jewish fifth-grader Ava and her Muslim best friend Nadeem are called hateful names at school, Ava's Granny Buena rummages in her closet and pulls out a glittering crystal button box. It's packed with buttons that generations of Ava's Sephardic ancestors have cherished. With the help of Granny's mysterious cat Sheba, Ava and Nadeem discover that a button from the button box will take them back in time. Suddenly, they are in ancient Morocco, where Nadeem's ancestor, Prince Abdur Rahman, is running for his life. Can Ava and Nadeem help the prince escape to Spain and fulfill his destiny, creating a legendary Golden Age for Muslims, Jews and Christians?

Gwendy's Button Box

Author: Stephen King,Richard Chizmar

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473672104

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 1189


'A resonant novella set in one of King's signature locales: the small town of Castle Rock, Maine' Washington Post The small town of CASTLE ROCK, MAINE has witnessed some strange events and unusual visitors over the years, but there is one story that has never been told...until now. There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide Stairs. Every day in the summer of 1974 twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs, which are held by strong (if time-rusted) iron bolts and zig-zag up the cliffside. At the top of the stairs, Gwendy catches her breath and listens to the shouts of the kids on the playground. From a bit farther away comes the chink of an aluminum bat hitting a baseball as the Senior League kids practice for the Labor Day charity game. One day, a stranger calls to Gwendy: 'Hey, girl. Come on over here for a bit. We ought to palaver, you and me.' On a bench in the shade sits a man in black jeans, a black suit coat, and a white shirt unbuttoned at the top. On his head is a small neat black hat. The time will come when Gwendy has nightmares about that hat... Journey back to Castle Rock in this chilling new novella by Stephen King, bestselling author of The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, and Richard Chizmar, award-winning author of A Long December.

Grandma's Button Box

Author: Linda Williams Aber

Publisher: Astra Publishing House

ISBN: 1635926432

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8468


While Grandma was taking her morning walk, Kelly reached for Grandma's button box. Crash! Buttons in every size, shape, and color flew everywhere! Could Kelly and her cousins have the buttons sorted and back in the button box before Grandma's return?

My Button Box

Author: Milicent G. Tycko

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524694789

Category: Poetry

Page: 206

View: 6765


The book My Button Box is a sequel to my first book. This is an assortment of poems, essays, and stories written over many years and then embedded into a larger work using several fictitious characters.

Math and Literature

Author: Marilyn Burns,Stephanie Sheffield

Publisher: Math Solutions

ISBN: 0941355667

Category: Mathematics

Page: 154

View: 2124


"This resource provides classroom-tested ideas and methods for linking math and literature skills in the primary grades. Incorporating popular literature into math instruction offers an opportunity for students to experience mathematics separately from the traditional routine of workbook and textbook exercises. Ten classroom lessons, student samples, and bibliography are included."--pub. desc.

The Cambridge History of American Music

Author: David Nicholls

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521454292

Category: Music

Page: 637

View: 5560


A definitive history of music in the United States, written by a team of scholars and first published in 1998.

Pro PHP-GTK

Author: Scott Mattocks

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430201525

Category: Computers

Page: 375

View: 5277


Pro PHP-GTK is the first book to focus upon PHP's rapidly maturing client-side application development capabilities Author Scott Mattocks is an active member of the PHP community and co-author of the official PHP-GTK documentation More than just a reference, Pro PHP-GTK reinforces the introductory concepts by guiding you through development of a real-world project for managing product inventory