Bud, not Buddy

by Curtis, Christopher Paul.

Format: Print Book 2002
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Summary

The Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy who decides to hit the road to find his father--from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go To Birmingham--1963 , a Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree.

It's 1936, in Flint, Michigan. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud's got a few things going for him:

1. He has his own suitcase full of special things.
2. He's the author of Bud Caldwell's Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself .
3. His momma never told him who his father was, but she left a clue: flyers advertising Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression!!!!!!

Bud's got an idea that those flyers will lead him to his father. Once he decides to hit the road to find this mystery man, nothing can stop him--not hunger, not fear, not vampires, not even Herman E. Calloway himself.

BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR:
The New York Times
School Library Journal
Publishers Weekly

"[A] powerfully felt novel." -- The New York Times

"Will keep readers engrossed from first page to last." -- Publishers Weekly , Starred

"Curtis writes with a razor-sharp intelligence that grabs the reader by the heart and never lets go. . . . This highly recommended title [is] at the top of the list of books to be read again and again." -- Voice of Youth Advocates , Starred

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4^-6. Bud, 10, is on the run from the orphanage and from yet another mean foster family. His mother died when he was 6, and he wants to find his father. Set in Michigan during the Great Depression, this is an Oliver Twist kind of foundling story, but it's told with affectionate comedy, like the first part of Curtis' The Watsons Go to Birmingham (1995). On his journey, Bud finds danger and violence (most of it treated as farce), but more often, he finds kindness--in the food line, in the library, in the Hooverville squatter camp, on the road--until he discovers who he is and where he belongs. Told in the boy's naive, desperate voice, with lots of examples of his survival tactics ("Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar out of Yourself"), this will make a great read-aloud. Curtis says in an afterword that some of the characters are based on real people, including his own grandfathers, so it's not surprising that the rich blend of tall tale, slapstick, sorrow, and sweetness has the wry, teasing warmth of family folklore. --Hazel Rochman"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A 10-year-old boy in Depression-era Michigan sets out to find the man he believes to be his father. "While the harshness of Bud's circumstances are authentically depicted, Curtis imbues them with an aura of hope, and he makes readers laugh even when he sets up the most daunting scenarios," said PW in our Best Books citation. Ages 9-12. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Runaway children -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Depressions -- 1929 -- Juvenile fiction.
Runaways -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Depressions -- 1929 -- Fiction.
Michigan -- Juvenile fiction.
Michigan -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Publisher New York :Yearling,2002
Audience RL: 5.0.
010 & up.
Language English
Awards Newbery Medal, 2000
Coretta Scott King Award, author, 2000
Description viii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
ISBN 9780440413288 (pbk.)
0440413281 (pbk.)
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