Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis audiobook

Bud, Not Buddy

By Christopher Paul Curtis
Read by James Avery

5.27 Hours 07/05/2000 Unabridged
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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 filled with his own important, secret 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 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.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the 2000 Newbery Medal

Winner of the 2000 Coretta Scott King Award

Winner of the 2000 Children’s Book Award for Older Readers

Winner of the 2001 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award

Winner of the 2002 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award: Young Readers' Choice

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A 2000 Publishers Weekly Best Book: Children's Fiction

A 2000 School Library Journal Best Book

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 filled with his own important, secret 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 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The book is a gem, of value to all ages, not just the young people to whom it is aimed.” Christian Science Monitor
“Bud’s journey, punctuated by Dickensian twists in plot and enlivened by a host of memorable personalities, will keep readers engrossed.” Publishers Weekly

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.27
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English