The Button Boat

The Button BoatThe Button Boat Was Optioned For A TV Movie By The Late TV Producer, David Victor Marcus Welby, MD , And An Script Adaptation Was Done By Emmy Winning Writer John McGreevey Bushwah Shouts Auston Hold Your Hat, Folks Off We Go On A Rollicking Adventure Down River In A Clamming Boat With Auston And His Older Sister Dixie, Two Of The Sweetest, Poorest, And Smelliest Kids You Ever Hope To Meet This Is An Old Time, Thriller Chiller Killer Diller Of A Story, Complete With Bankrobbers, A Daredevil Hero, A Villainess Who Drinks Pink Lemonade, A Dog Who Drinks Beer, A Hateful Stepfather Who Just Plain Drinks, And The Two River Kids Who Were Tickled By A Dream And Opened Up Their Shells Just Enough To Get Hooked Before They Could Say, What The Sam Hill Goes On Here Will They Escape Their Drunken Stepfather Will They Ever Get To Go To A Real School Can A Black Valise Crammed Full Of Money Really Change Their Lives Can The Sweet Smell Of Character Overcome The Superstink Of The Icky, Sticky Clam Read On And Find OutThis Juvenile Novella Is A Depression Era Tale Of Action And Suspense And Kids Scary Fun Which Will Remind The Reader Of The Famous Thriller Movie, The Night Of The Hunter, Starring Robert Mitchum And Lillian Gish And Directed By Actor Charles Laughton, Based Upon Davis Grubb S NovelReviews What A Razzle Dazzle Ring A Ding Movie It Would Make Kirkus Service Two Beaten Down Children Of The Depression Triumph Over A Wicked Stepfather In A Story That Is Melodramatic, Suspenseful And Funny Outstanding Childrens Books Of , Selected By Polly Goodwin, Book World Here Is A Tale With Flavor Its Authors Tell, With Rare Good Humor, The Story Of A Brother And Sister Whose World Is The River Where They Fish For Clams, For Inedible Clams That Their Drunken Stepfather Sells The Story Takes Place In Pre Plastic Days To Make Buttons The Sister Fishes, Too, For Words To Teach Her Younger Brother, To Redeem The Pledge She Had Made To Their Mother To Take Care Of Auston This Is Going To Make A Dandy Movie, A Dramatic, Lusty Movie For Lucky Children, That Is If A Director Like Robert Radnitz Gets His Honest Hands On It Publisher S Weekly The Button Boat Is A Sort Of Bonnie And Clyde Of A Juvenile An Exuberant Story Set In And Involving Two Poor, Smelly Kids, Their Drunken Stepfather, Bank Robbers, A Peace Officer, A Beer Swilling Dog, And A Clamming Boat So Square At Both Ends That Only The River Knows Whether It S Coming Or Going Some Notable Children S Books, Christopher Lehmann Haupt, The New York Times, Melodramatic, With Silent Picture Type Captions For Chapter Headings And Plenty Of Wrong Era Expressions Such As Banana Oil, Bushwah, And Abadaba This Is A Very Funny Story In Which The Good Guys Triumph In The End Children Today Are Said Not Be Interested In The Depression They Will Be Unable To Resist The Gritty Dicksie And Her Little Brother, Auston, And Unable To Put The Down Down After The First Page Janet Clarke, Washington Post Book World This Is An Enthralling Book For Intelligent Young Readers Of Nine Upwards And While The Language May Not Belong To England Lit It Is Racy And Stimulating The Illustrations By Suzanne Verrier Are Also Extremely Good And The Button Boat Should Go On The Short List For Home And School Libraries Irish Independent, Dublin This Is A Cleverly Written Book It Is Full Of Energy And Colour, A Literary ExtravaganzaThere Are Moments Of Quiet Beauty, Of Farcical Comedy, Of Subtle Social Comment In Short, The Book Is In Many Ways Brilliant Children S Book Review, Great Britain Glendon Swarthout, The Well Known American Writer And His Wife, Kathryn, Have Combined To Produce Their Second Widely Distributed Book, The Button Boat It Is Complemented By Excellent Line And Wash Drawings By Suzanne Verrier A Story With A Social Conscience About The Depression In Michigan, It Features Two Dirty, Smelly, Lovable Children A Fun Filled Story That Will Influence Every Reader Rand Daily Mail, South Africa The Button Boat by my parents, Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout, is another forgotten children s novella which would make a great TV Movie by a family TV channel like Hallmark I having nothing to add to this fine book s original synopsis except a couple of its excellent book reviews from all over the world More about the writing Swarthouts, all the novels, the 9 films made from them, movie trailers, and the screenplays originals and adaptations is available on our literary website Book Reviews The Button Boat is pure delight The husband and wife co authors, have produced a book which is almost a work of art Its racy, descriptive style is way out and great fun The illustrations by Suzanne Verrier are superb Manchester Evening News, Great Britain Glendon Swarthout, the well known American writer and his wife, Kathryn, have combined to produce their second widely distributed book, The Button Boat It is complemented by excellent line and wash drawings by Suzanne Verrier A story with a social conscience about the Depression in the deep south, it features two dirty, smelly, lovable children A fun filled story that will influence every reader Rand Daily Mail, South Africa How refreshing to find among this year s crop of early readers some books of outstanding quality All to often our young readers have had to make do with books of mundane ordinariness that have done nothing to extend their boundaries beyond the cozy worlds in which they live Seldom, until now, have they had the opportunity of being thrown into the harsh, poverty stricken days of the American Depression or been able to live the lives of two smelly little kids who dig for clams and try to outwit their hateful, drunken stepfather The Button Boat by Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout provides all this in a fascinating, down to earth, thrilling story that carries the reader along like a tidal wave and cannot fail to sink deep Audrie Godsell the Birmingham Post, Great Britain

Glendon Fred Swarthout was an American writer Some of his best known novels were made into films of the same title, Where the Boys Are, The Shootist and They Came To Cordura.Also wrote under Glendon Fred Swarthout Twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.See

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