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ISBN: 0807210455 / ISBN-13: 9780807210451

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 (Books on Tape Childrens) – Audiobook CD (2002)
    by Christopher Paul Curtis, James Avery (Read by)

    Bud, Not Buddy

    Audiobook CD, Books on Tape Childrens
    Lib ed.

    ISBN: 0807210455
    ISBN-13: 9780807210451

    It's 1936, in Flint, Michigan. Ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but he's on a mission. His momma never told him who his father was, but she left a clue: posters of Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression! Bud's got an idea that those posters will lead him to his father. Once he decides to hit the road and find this mystery man, nothing can stop him. BUD, NOT BUDDY is full of laugh-out-loud humor and wonderful characters, hitting the high notes of jazz and sounding ... Show more

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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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