Bud, Not Buddy

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Thorndike Press, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 278 pages
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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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Loved the ending--the middle was kind of slow. - LibraryThing
The text is very easy to read and follow. - LibraryThing
It's a great book for kids I loved the ending. - LibraryThing
I like most stories with happy ending. - LibraryThing

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This book had great suspense and encouraged you to keep reading. There were parts that you would not expect to happen but it added to the book. Overall great book and would recommend it to others. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Newbery Medal-winning children's book author Christopher Paul Curtis was born in Flint, Michigan on May 10, 1953 and graduated from The University of Michigan. While there he won the Avery and Jules Hopwood Prizes for poetry and a draft of one of his early books. Curtis spent thirteen years on an assembly line hanging car doors. His story The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 received a Newbery Honor and a Coretta Scott King Honor, and Bud, Not Buddy became the first novel to win both of these awards. Elijah of Buxton received the 2008 Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, and a Newbery Honor. Curtis also won the 2009 Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' Literature.