Bud, Not Buddy
Bud, Not Buddy
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Bud, Not Buddy

Written and illustrated by Christopher Paul Curtis
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9 - 12
Reading age
256
Page count
204
Words per page
950L
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Jan 1, 1999
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The Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy who decides to hit the road to find his father—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963, a Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree. 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: He has his own suitcase full of special things. He’s the author of Bud Caldwell’s Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself. His momma never told him who his father was, but she left a clue: flyers advertising 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 to find this mystery man, nothing can stop him—not hunger, not fear, not vampires, not even Herman E. Calloway himself. AN ALA BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS AN ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN’S BOOK AN IRA CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARD WINNER NAMED TO 14 STATE AWARD LISTS “The book is a gem, of value to all ages, not just the young people to whom it is aimed.” —The Christian Science Monitor “Will keep readers engrossed from first page to last.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred “Curtis writes with a razor-sharp intelligence that grabs the reader by the heart and never lets go. . . . This highly recommended title [is] at the top of the list of books to be read again and again.” —Voice of Youth Advocates, Starred

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Book Details

ISBN
9780385323062
Publication Date
January 1, 1999
Publisher
Random House Children's Books
Page Count
256
Words Per Page
204
Audience
Middle Grade
Reading Age
9 - 12 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
99010614
WorldCat Number (OCLC)
40744296
Lexile® Level
950L
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
~W
ATOS® Book Level
5
Accelerated Reader® Points
8
Accelerated Reader Quiz
29554
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
MG

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