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Bud, not Buddy

by Curtis, Christopher Paul,

Format: Large Print 2017
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Collection  Children's Large Print Books
 
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Collection  Children's Large Print Books
 
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Summary
A Newbery Medal WinnerA Coretta Scott King Award WinnerAn ALA Best Book for Young AdultsAn ALA Notable Chidlren's BookAN IRA Children's Book Award WinnerMotherless Bud shares his amusingly astute rules of life as he hits the road to find the jazz musician he believes is his father. A medley of characters brings Depression-era Michigan to life.
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
Series Thorndike Press large print mini-collections.
Subjects Runaway children -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Depressions -- 1929 -- Juvenile fiction.
Large type books.
Runaways -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Depressions -- 1929 -- Fiction.
Publisher Waterville, Maine :2017
Edition Large print edition.
Language English
Description 278 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
ISBN 9781432838461
1432838466
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