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Bud, Not Buddy

by Christopher Paul Curtis

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 filled with his own important, secret things.2. He's the author of Bud Caldwell's...

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 filled with his own important, secret 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 of 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 and find this mystery man, nothing can stop him--not hunger, not fear, not vampires, not even Herman E. Calloway himself.

Bud, Not Buddy is full of laugh-out-loud humor and wonderful characters, hitting the high notes of jazz and sounding the deeper tones of the Great Depression. Once again Christopher Paul Curtis, author of the award-winning novel The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963, takes readers on a heartwarming and unforgettable journey.

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Hardcover - 256 pages - $16.99
ISBN: 0385323069 (ISBN13: 9780385323062)
Published Sep 7, 1999 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
First published 1999

why I requested this book

I just finished reading The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller and this is a book she recommends for the classroom library. The main goal is to get my library out...

I just finished reading The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller and this is a book she recommends for the classroom library. The main goal is to get my library out of the dark ages and get kids interested in reading.

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I teach English Language Arts.

I teach English Language Arts.

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