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Bud, Not Buddy (2004)

Author: Christopher Curtis Publisher: Random House
Number of pages: 272 pages

It's 1936, in Flint, Michigan. Times are hard, and ten-year-old Bud is a boy on the run. His momma never told him who his father was, but she left a clue: flyers of 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 and find this mystery man, nothing can stop him--not hunger, not fear, not vampires, not even Herman E. Calloway himself. Bud, Not Buddy is full of laugh-out-loud humor and wonderful characters, hitting the high notes of jazz and sounding the deeper tones of the Great Depression. Once again Christopher Paul Curtis, author of the award-winning novel The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963, takes readers on a heartwarming and unforgettable journey.

ISBN 13: 978-0553494105
Reading Level (grade): 5.0
Reading Level (A-Z): S