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Guided only by a flier for one of Calloway's shows--a small, blue poster that had mysteriously upset his mother shortly before she died--Bud sets off to track down his supposed dad, a man he's never laid eyes on. And, being 10, Bud-not-Buddy gets into all sorts of trouble along the way, barely escaping a monster-infested woodshed, stealing a vampire's car, and even getting tricked into "busting slob with a real live girl." Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963, once again exhibits his skill for capturing the language and feel of an era and creates an authentic, touching, often hilarious voice in little Bud. (Ages 8 to 12) --Paul Hughes --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I would recommend this book to all ages and I would defiantly read this book to my children.
This book gives you a small view of what life was like as a young African American boy alone in the Great Depression.
I read this book because my sons 6th grade class was reading it and he was excited about reading.
It's over 9000 cool loved it very cool good book love it best every mom died sad girl kisses bud very funPublished 4 days ago by JohnNShannon
I couldn't put this book down. Younger readers will probably find it full of suspense, but as an adult I found myself drawn to the adult half of the story. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Mirrani
The author spun his first person story with mystery, intrigue, and humor. The use of humor, blunted the sadness that accompanied this boy as he searched for his roots. Read morePublished 25 days ago by John L. Gibbons
Great book! I read it while my son was reading it for school so we could discuss the book. I was kind of disappointed in the ending, but all in all a good book.Published 1 month ago by L. Coleman
My 11 year old daughter was assigned this book to read for class, so I bought myself a copy and we wound up reading it together, out load with accents and a great southern drawl! Read morePublished 1 month ago by L.B. Michaels
Thoroughly enjoyed the characters and storyline throughout this novel. Loved the dialect and various phrases that added to the setting.Published 1 month ago by elisa