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
This book is for older grades. It is a roller-coaster of emotions as we go through Bud's journey with him. We find how hard Bud's life is and how he overcomes it. Character analysis and context clues would be great to express and teach with this book. Vocabulary is also very rich. level: U
AR: 5.0 Grade Level: 3rd-7th Summary: Have you ever been through so many obstacles, while trying to reach a certain goal? Well, Bud has! He has been through foster homes, traveling through places unfamiliar to him, and has even had trouble with some vampires! His goal is to try to meet his father. T...
This is a heart-warming story about a child that lost his mother and unknowingly mistaken about who his father is. He has lived in an orphanage and has been in and out of several foster homes. He runs away with a small case of the only few possessions he has in a search to find the man that he belie...
This is a book that was recommended to me by students. It's often assigned reading in school, but it was never assigned for me. I didn't really have an expectation that I would either like or dislike Bud, Not Buddy but I definitely enjoyed it. I was sad for Bud and how he was treated in the foster c...
This story is way too adorable. It stars an orphan with tons of reasons to be sad, but he has the best adventure despite everything. I really liked it. He's ten, and it's made for a younger audience, but most everyone will enjoy it.