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Bud, Not Buddy
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Bud, Not Buddy

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| Yearling | Trade Paperback | January 2002 | $7.99 | 978-0-440-41328-8 (0-440-41328-1)
Also available as an unabridged audio CD, unabridged audiobook download, eBook, hardcover and a paperback.
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ABOUT THIS BOOK

The Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy who decides to hit the road to find his father—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963, a Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree.
 
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 full of special 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 advertising 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 to find this mystery man, nothing can stop him—not hunger, not fear, not vampires, not even Herman E. Calloway himself.
 
AN ALA BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS
AN ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK
AN IRA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD WINNER
NAMED TO 14 STATE AWARD LISTS
 
“The book is a gem, of value to all ages, not just the young people to whom it is aimed.” —The Christian Science Monitor
 
“Will keep readers engrossed from first page to last.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred
 
“Curtis writes with a razor-sharp intelligence that grabs the reader by the heart and never lets go. . . . This highly recommended title [is] at the top of the list of books to be read again and again.” —Voice of Youth Advocates, Starred




ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Christopher Paul Curtis is the author of the Newbery Honor–winning The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963.


AWARDS

WINNER 2000 - Coretta Scott King Author Honor
WINNER 2000 - ALA Best Books for Young Adults
WINNER 2000 - ALA Notable Children's Book
WINNER 2000 - Newbery Medal Winner
WINNER 2000 - Hawaii Nene Award
WINNER 2002 - Kansas William White Award
WINNER 2000 - South Dakota Prairie Pasque Award
WINNER 2000 - Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award
WINNER 2000 - Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fischer Book Award
NOMINEE 2002 - Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award
WINNER 2002 - Arizona Young Readers Award
WINNER 2002 - Pacific Northwest Young Readers Choice Award
WINNER 2001 - Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award
WINNER 2000 - Newbery Medal Winner
WINNER 2000 - IRA Children's Book Award for Older Readers
WINNER 2003 - New Mexico Land of Enchantment Book Award
WINNER 2000 - Maine Student Book Award
FINALIST 2002 - Massachusetts Children's Book Award
WINNER 2001 - Kentucky Bluegrass Master List
FINALIST 2002 - Louisiana Young Reader's Choice Award



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Click here for Christopher Paul Curtis’ printable Author Bio