Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
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Bud, Not Buddy
By Christopher Paul Curtis

Bud, Not Buddy

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Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Book Awards

  • Winner of John Newbery Medal 2000.

Book Description

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," Starred"

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780385323062
ISBN-10: 0385323069
Format: Hardback
(222mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Pages: 245
Imprint: Bantam USA
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis Mighty Miss Malone, Paperback (December 2013)

A Newbery Honor-winning author ("The Watsons Go to Birmingham") delivers a heart-wrenching, suspenseful novel of one unforgettable family caught up in the turbulent days of the Great Depression.

Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963, Paperback / softback (August 2013)

This Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Award winner is now a Hallmark Channel Original Movie. When Kenny Watson's brother, Byron, gets to be too much trouble, the family travels from Michigan to Birmingham to visit Grandma, the one person who can shape him up. And they happen to be in Birmingham when Grandma's church is blown up.

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Author Biography - Christopher Paul Curtis

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.

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