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Bud, Not Buddy Paperback – January 8, 2002
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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.
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Top Customer Reviews
The perfect, happy ending is such a delight and reminds me of the more innocent children's chapter books I was reading 30 years ago. I do love the tough, real-life books available now and tend to read those as a rule, but a book like this, as well written as it is, is a welcome change once in awhile.
The story is about a young man growing up in Flint, MI. during the Depression. Bud is an orphan during some very tough times. Kids will be entertained by his rules for a happy life. And everyone will smile as he describes Bud drinking a bottle of soda.
It is both touching and humorous. I would highly recommend this book to students.
BUD, NOT BUDDY is a great book for older elementary and middle school students to read. It touches upon all sorts of issues that are both historical (the Great Depression, Hoovervilles, hobos) and current (racism, KKK). The book is told from Bud's point of view, but is never condescending. Christopher Paul Curtis captures the feel and imagination of a child storyteller perfectly. A charming book to read, full of historical insight and youthful imagination.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read this every year to my third grade students. With the setting of the Great Depression, orphan Bud, not Buddy, has a view of the world that has him believing a train porter... Read morePublished 15 days ago by BJ Drewry
This book is one that I read as a teacher for my class as part of this year's curriculum.
Bud is a boy who is left alone when his mother dies in one of the nation's... Read more
It was a great book! There was suspension and excitement. This book was amazing , sad , happy , but overall it was one of the best books I've ever read!!!!!😃Published 17 days ago by Kindle Customer
My 11 year old had to read for school for the summer and he and I both LOVED this story!!!Published 18 days ago by Michele L. Zeibari