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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.

About the Author

Christopher Paul Curtis is the author of The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963, one of the most highly acclaimed first novels for young readers in recent years. It was singled out for many awards, among them a Newbery Honor and a Coretta Scott King Honor, and has been a bestseller in hardcover and paperback.

Christopher Paul Curtis grew up in Flint, Michigan. After high school he began working on the assembly line at the Fisher Body Flint Plant No. 1 while attending the Flint branch of the University of Michigan. Today he is a full-time writer.

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zombiegoboom, March 18, 2009 (view all comments by zombiegoboom)
An exciting novel I would recommend buying!
I'm someone not generally into books such as "Bud Not Buddy" but I reckon its worth every penny spent!
The Watson's Go to Birmingham I really recommend as well!
Both are inspiring!
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baby_gurl1009, February 19, 2009 (view all comments by baby_gurl1009)
GReat Book!!
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careeshaberry1, March 22, 2008 (view all comments by careeshaberry1)
This is such a good book and i think everyone should read this book!!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385323062
Author:
Curtis, Christopher Paul
Publisher:
Delacorte Press
Author:
Curtis, Christopher Paul
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Foster home care
Subject:
Depressions
Subject:
Social Situations - Runaways
Subject:
Runaways
Subject:
Missing persons
Subject:
Depressions -- 1929 -- Fiction.
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Runaways
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Depressions -- 1929.
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Series:
Fiction
Publication Date:
19990931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.76x5.80x.91 in. .88 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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