Bud, Not Buddy

Bud, Not Buddy

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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 where to start. The only clue he has is a bunch of flyers about Herman E Calloway and his jazz band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression. Bud is on a journey. He has hit the road with one idea in mind - he wants to discover his father. He's not got a lot to go on - just a flyer for a jazz band and his very own Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself. Despite encounters with a car-driving vampire, a monster-infested woodshed and even a real live girl, Bud presses on towards a surprising discovery...Readers will be instantly engaged by Bud's heartwarming, funny and fast-moving story in this award-winning novel set in 1930s America.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 17mm | 136g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552548529
  • 9780552548526
  • 1,456,814

Review quote

'Bud's fresh voice keeps the sentimentality to a minimum, and the story zips along in step with Bud's own panache' Horn Book The rich blend of tall tale, slapstick, sorrow, and sweetness has the wry, teasing warmth of family folklore' Booklistshow more

Rating details

72,972 ratings
3.88 out of 5 stars
5 33% (24,275)
4 34% (24,653)
3 23% (17,135)
2 7% (5,106)
1 2% (1,803)
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