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Bud, not Buddy

by Curtis, Christopher Paul.

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Summary
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"
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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 Orphans Juvenile fiction
Missing persons Juvenile fiction
African Americans Juvenile fiction
Depressions 1929 Juvenile fiction
African American musicians Juvenile fiction
Jazz Juvenile fiction
Runaways Fiction
African Americans Fiction
Depressions 1929 Fiction
Runaway teenagers Juvenile fiction
Historical Fiction
African American Fiction
Juvenile Fiction
Electronic books.
1929
Publisher New York :Random House Children's Books2001
2001
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: Adobe PDF eBook
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Awards Newbery Medal, 2000.
John Newbery Medal, 2000
Coretta Scott King Award, 2000
Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780385729956
9780385729956
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