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  • Published: Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, 2003, c1999.
  • Year Published: 1999
  • Description: 278 p. (large print) : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Large Type

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  • 0786261919 (lg. print : pbk. : alk. paper)



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Bud, not Buddy

by Curtis, Christopher Paul.

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Call number: Y Large Print Fiction

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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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i love this book!


*Bud, not Buddy* is a charming mix of loss, adventure, and humor. As it is historical fiction, you will learn interesting facts about life during the Great Depression, as well as discrimination faced by African Americans in Michigan during that time period. But that is not to say that it is overwhelming or depressing - it is a great story.

Beautiful story

"My eyes don't cry no more," Bud says and that tell's you what you need to know about Bud's tough life after his mother's death and his time in bad foster homes. Christopher Paul Curtis draws on his own family's experiences during the Great Depression to tell a beautiful story about a boy's search for family. Highly recommended.

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