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The Resource Bud, Not Buddy

Bud, Not Buddy

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Bud, Not Buddy
Title
Bud, Not Buddy
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Paul Curtis
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eng
Summary
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 ADULTSAN ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOKAN IRA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD WINNERNAMED 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, StarredFrom the Hardcover edition
Summary
Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids
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Award
  • Coretta Scott King Award, Author Category, 2000.
  • Grand Canyon Reader Award (Arizona), Teen Book Category, 2002.
  • International Reading Association Children's Book Award for Older Readers, 2000.
  • Land of Enchantment Book Award (New Mexico), Young Adult category, 2003.
  • Mitten Award (Michigan), 1999.
  • Nene Award (Hawaii), 2002.
  • Newbery Medal, 2000.
  • New York Times Notable Children's Book, 1999
  • Parents' Choice Award for Story Books, 1999.
  • Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, Grades 6-8, 2001.
  • Prairie Pasque Children's Book Award (South Dakota), 2002.
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award (Kansas) for Sixth-Eighth Grade, 2002.
  • Young Reader's Choice Award (Pacific Northwest), Junior, 2002.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2000
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 1999.
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fiction
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  • 4
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dictionaries
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Target audience
juvenile
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Bud, Not Buddy
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9780385729956
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Label
Bud, Not Buddy
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:67973ff1-d378-4b25-9acd-5bb9446c237c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9780385729956
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      1201 Jeff Ginn Memorial Drive, Pasadena, TX, 77506, US
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