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ISBN: 080728209X / ISBN-13: 9780807282090

Bud, Not Buddy


Bud (like a plant, not short for "Buddy", as he tells everyone) is a motherless boy on the run. He's determined to find his father but doesn't know ... Show synopsis

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  • Bud, Not Buddy (Listening Library) – Audiobook cassette (2000)
    by Christopher Paul Curtis, James Avery (Read by)

    Bud, Not Buddy

    Audiobook cassette, Listening Library
    Library ed.

    ISBN: 080728209X
    ISBN-13: 9780807282090

    Now available in library packaging! In 1936, ten-year-old Bud is on the run to find out who is father was, following a clue left by his mother: posters of Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression. Unabridged. Library Edition. March publication.

  • 1. Audiobook cassette, Listening Library, 2000


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    OH, USA

    Description: Good. Pages may have contain writing, highlighting or notes....

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Reviews of Bud, Not Buddy

Overall customer rating: 5.000

5th graders love it!

by Eagle5 on Apr 5, 2007

I read this book for a Children's literature class and really enjoyed the humorous tone and interesting plot twists in the novel. This year, I have had the opportunity to share it with 5th graders, connecting it to their study of the Depression and jazz music. While some elements of the plot and Curtis's indirect messages are a bit over their heads, the students are very engaged in the story and its humor. Vivid images like having a pencil in Bud's nose ("the whole room smelled like an eraser") and a roach screaming inside Bugs's ear are very memorable for the students.

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