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Bud, Not Buddy: (Newbery Medal Winner)
Contributor(s): Curtis, Christopher Paul (Author)

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ISBN: 0440413281     ISBN-13: 9780440413288
Publisher: Yearling Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: January 2002
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Annotation: It's 1936, in Flint, Michigan, and when 10-year-old Bud decides to hit the road to find his father, nothing can stop him.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Classics
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure - General
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Runaways
Dewey: FIC
Age Level: 10-UP
Grade Level: 5-UP
Lexile Measure: 950(Not Available)
Guided Reading: T (Grade 5)
Physical Information: 0.8" H x 5.1" W x 7.5" (0.42 lbs) 288 pages
Themes:
- Theometrics - Secular
- Chronological Period - 1930's
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
- Geographic Orientation - Michigan
- Topical - Family
- Catalog Heading - Classics
- Curriculum Strand - Language Arts
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Awards: Volunteer State Book Awards, Winner, Grades 4-6, 2001
Review Citations: PW Notes and Reprints 01/07/2002 pg. 66
Booksense '76 Childrens Spr 02 04/01/2002 pg. 1
Publishers Weekly 01/07/2002
 
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Publisher Description:

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.

BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR:
The New York Times
School Library Journal
Publishers Weekly

" A] powerfully felt novel." --The New York Times

"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

 
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