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Bud, not Buddy

by Curtis, Christopher Paul.

Format: Book on CD 2000
Availability: Available at 18 Libraries 18 of 18 copies
Available (18)
Location Collection Call #
Brentwood Library Juvenile Audiobooks JUV CD UNABRDG Curtis
Location  Brentwood Library
Collection  Juvenile Audiobooks
Call Number  JUV CD UNABRDG Curtis
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Children Audio Visual J CD Cur
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
Collection  Children Audio Visual
Call Number  J CD Cur
CLP - Beechview Children's Audiovisual Collection j BOOK CD
Location  CLP - Beechview
Collection  Children's Audiovisual Collection
Call Number  j BOOK CD
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Fiction Collection j BOOK CD
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Fiction Collection
Call Number  j BOOK CD
CLP - Sheraden Children's Fiction Collection j BOOK CD
Location  CLP - Sheraden
Collection  Children's Fiction Collection
Call Number  j BOOK CD
Carnegie Library of Homestead Recorded Book J-BCD FIC Curt (Award Winner)
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
Collection  Recorded Book
Call Number  J-BCD FIC Curt (Award Winner)
Dormont Public Library Juvenile Audio Visual AUDIO J CD CURT
Location  Dormont Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Audio Visual
Call Number  AUDIO J CD CURT
Moon Township Public Library Juvenile Audiovisual J CDB CURTIS 524
Location  Moon Township Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Audiovisual
Call Number  J CDB CURTIS 524
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Audio Books j CD CURTIS
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Audio Books
Call Number  j CD CURTIS
North Versailles Public Library Audiobooks JCD FIC CURT
Location  North Versailles Public Library
Collection  Audiobooks
Call Number  JCD FIC CURT
Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile Audiobooks J CD/BK FIC CURTI
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Juvenile Audiobooks
Call Number  J CD/BK FIC CURTI
Oakmont Carnegie Library Audiovisual CD 556
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
Collection  Audiovisual
Call Number  CD 556
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j CD CUR
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  j CD CUR
Plum Community Library Juvenile Audio J CD CUR
Location  Plum Community Library
Collection  Juvenile Audio
Call Number  J CD CUR
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Audiovisual CD JF CUR
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Audiovisual
Call Number  CD JF CUR
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Audiovisual j B-O-CD CUR
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Audiovisual
Call Number  j B-O-CD CUR
Upper St. Clair Township Library Juvenile Audiobooks JUV-A NEWBERY CURTIS B1
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Juvenile Audiobooks
Whitehall Public Library Children's AudioBooks CBCD Curtis
Location  Whitehall Public Library
Collection  Children's AudioBooks
Call Number  CBCD Curtis

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.


"The book is a gem, of value to all ages, not just the young people to whom it is aimed." -- The Christian Science Monitor

"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 Runaways -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Depressions -- 1929 -- Fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher [Old Greenwich, Conn.] :Listening Library,2000
Contributors Avery, James, 1945-2013.
Listening Library.
Participants/Performers Read by James Avery.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
"Recommended for listeners ages 7 and up"--Container.
Description 5 audio discs (5 hr., 16 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0739331795 (YRL 8)
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