Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
(Newbery Medal Winner, 2000)

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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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About Christopher Paul Curtis

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Christopher Paul Curtis was born in Flint, Michigan, and grew up there. Bud, Not Buddy, his second novel, winner of the 2000 Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Author Award, is available in a Delacorte hardcover edition.












Author Residence: Detroit, Michigan












Author Hometown: Flint, Michigan
 
Published November 13, 2001 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 272 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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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 th

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And even when he sets up a daunting scenario, he makes readers laugh--for example, mopping floors for the rejecting Calloway, Bud pretends the mop is ""that underwater boat in the book Momma read to me, Twenty Thousand Leaks Under the Sea."" Bud's journey, punctuated by Dickensian twists in plot ...

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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 th

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Book Reporter

In this novel set during the depression, 10-year-old orphan Bud is tired of being passed from foster home to foster home.

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Entertainment Weekly

Publisher's statement: It's 1936, in Flint, Michigan, and when 10-year-old Bud decides to hit the road to find his father, nothing can stop him.

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Common Sense Media

Bud moves into the big house known as Grand Calloway Station and, with the help of Momma's rocks, soon discovers that Herman E.

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KidsReads

In this novel set during the depression, 10-year-old orphan Bud is tired of being passed from foster home to foster home.

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Christopher Paul Curtis mixes poignancy and humor (especially Bud’s “Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar out of Yourself”), as the young hero travels to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where Calloway owns a jazz club.

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