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Bud, Not Buddy - by Christopher Paul Curtis (Hardcover)

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  • Hit the road with Bud in this Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy on a journey to find his father--from Christopher Paul Curtis, recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement.
  • Newbery Medal (Children's) 2000 1st Winner, Book Sense Book of the Year Award (Children's) 2000 4th Winner
  • 9-12 Years
  • 8.3" x 5.8" Hardcover
  • 288 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Action & Adventure

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About the Book



After his mother's death in 1936, 10-year-old Bud can't squelch a yearning to find out his father's identity. Bud has a hunch from clues his mother left--posters of Herman E. Calloway and his band. The fearless fellow takes off on a journey to find his father and himself. The latest release from Newbery Honor winner Christopher Paul Curtis promises to be a warm adventure.



Book Synopsis



Hit the road with Bud in this Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy on a journey to find his father--from Christopher Paul Curtis, recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement.

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.

"[A] powerfully felt novel." --The New York Times



Review Quotes




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 review

"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 review



About the Author



Christopher Paul Curtis is the author of The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963, one of the most highly acclaimed first novels for young readers in recent years. It was singled out for many awards, among them a Newbery Honor and a Coretta Scott King Honor, and has been a bestseller in hardcover and paperback.

Christopher Paul Curtis grew up in Flint, Michigan. After high school he began working on the assembly line at the Fisher Body Flint Plant No. 1 while attending the Flint branch of the University of Michigan. Today he is a full-time writer.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 5.8 Inches (W) x 1.0 Inches (D)
Weight: .9 Pounds
Suggested Age: 9-12 Years
Number of Pages: 288
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Action & Adventure
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Theme: General
Format: Hardcover
Author: Christopher Paul Curtis
Language: English
Street Date: September 7, 1999
TCIN: 11829231
UPC: 9780385323062
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-6469
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1 inches length x 5.8 inches width x 8.3 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.9 pounds
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