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Bud, not Buddy

by Curtis, Christopher Paul.

Format: Book on CD 2000
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Audio Visual j CD BOOK CUR
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Childrens' Audio Visual
 
Call Number  j CD BOOK CUR
 
 
Dormont Public Library Juvenile Audio Visual AUDIO J CD CURT
Location  Dormont Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Audio Visual
 
Call Number  AUDIO J CD CURT
 
 
Summary
Unhappy at his foster home, Bud escapes with a suitcase filled with personal treasures and words of wisdom from his late mother. He may not know who his father is, but a flyer left behind by his mother leads him towards the famous band leader Herman E. Calloway, who might just be the man he's looking for. Bud is determined to let nothing, not even hunger or fear, to stand in the way of his search.
For use in schools and libraries only. Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.
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.
Historical fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher New York :Listening Library,2000
Edition Unabridged ed.
Contributors Avery, James, 1945-2013.
Listening Library.
Participants/Performers Read by James Avery.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 5 audio discs (5 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0807204781
9780807204788
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