Bud, Not Buddy
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... show more
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.
Publish date: September 7th 1999
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Middle Grade
, African American
Bud, Not Buddy, is a good book to use with older grades like 4th-5th grade. It is a story about an orphaned boy and his journey to find his true home. It is a humor filled story that kids will enjoy reading. I would use this book in my classroom to read as a whole class and then practice doing a boo...
Bud, Not Buddy is one of my favorite books. It is funny, heartfelt and informational wrap in a beautiful entertaining package. This book is best for older students because they will understand the language and context. The adventure Bud takes will have students locked in and it is a great way to get...
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis is a novel about a ten year old boy named Bud who is from Flint, Michigan. It's 1936, and the motherless Bud is on the run to find out who is father is. She left clues for him on posters, and he believes that these posters will lead him to his father. Gui...
Bud, Not Buddy is on a 5.0 reading level (5th grade, beginning of the year). This story is about a 10-Year Old who sets out on his own in search of his father, after many unsuccessful foster home experiences. In a 4th-5th grade classroom, a teacher may implement a memory matching game so that studen...
Bud is a determined to find his father despite what is thrown his way. He battles foster parents and siblings, his ability to keep up a lie, as well as hunger and homelessness during the Great Depression. Bud’s mother died when he was six leaving him an orphan because his father was not apart of his...