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Bud, Not Buddy Mass Market Paperback – September 14, 2004
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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
It's a great way for children to learn about life in southern America during the 1930s.Published 4 days ago by ~K
My 11 yr old loved it. It held his attention all the way to the endPublished 9 days ago by Melanie B.
This was a Great Read. I enjoyed the book very much. Opened it and couldn't stop reading until I was done!Published 10 days ago by symac912
Love it. I also read Mighty Miss Malone. I'm now a fan of Christopher Paul Curtis.Published 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
I listened to the audio book not realizing this was not a real biography until the end. It's a very good audio book. Read by one person, but it's so well read. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Jarik25
My 9-year-old and I are listening to this audio book in the car, and are in awe of the author and the reader, James Avery of "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Read morePublished 28 days ago by MomInMA
This book was just fabulous. It held my attention until the last page of the authors words. I plan to read this as a novel study with my 5th grade class next school year.Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
Bud, not Buddy follows a ten-year-old boy during the Great Depression in his journey to find a father he's never met. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Peggy M McAloon