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 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...
Bud is a child in the system with a vivid imagination. Bud escapes from the system and goes off on a journey to find his dad. Students would identify the theme, character, setting, and plot of this story. Students could discuss the many characters that Bud meets during his journey. Lexile Level: ...
Bud, Not Buddy is about a 10 year old boy on the search for his father. The story starts out with Bud in a foster home and he is not treated well. He runs away and finds a poster that he reads and automatically thinks the man in the picture will lead him to his father. Bud sets out on an adventure a...
Bud is a ten year old boy who lives in a foster home but has a mission to find his dad. His mother passed away when he was younger and never told him who is father is. He finds a flyer with an add for the Dusty Devastators and knows that Herman E. Calloway has to be his father. So, Bud decides to ma...
Bud, Not Buddy follows the story of a young African American orphan on a journey to find his father. Bud is an adventurous and brave young boy with a suitcase full of things that belonged to his mother. The story takes you back to the time of the Great Depression. The author's writing style allows t...