Bud, Not Buddy

Bud, Not Buddy

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Bud (like a plant, not short for 'Buddy', as he determinedly tells everyone) is a motherless boy on the run. He's determined to find his father but doesn't really know where to start. The only clue his late mother left him was a bunch of flyers about Herman E Calloway and his famous jazz band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression! Bud's search for his dad is a tough one but just occasionally he hits a note as high as even the Dusky Devastators can play! A superbly entertaining, prize-winning novel.show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 110 x 178 x 16mm | 139g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552566632
  • 9780552566636
  • 2,094,354

About Christopher Paul Curtis

Christopher Paul Curtis grew up in Flint, Michigan, where BUD, NOT BUDDY is set. He supported himself through college by working on the assembly line at a car plant. He is now a full-time writer. He is married with two children.show more

Review quote

"This is a fast paced, tightly plotted story, which deserves promotion, especially with boys" * Books for Keeps *show more

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76,006 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 34% (25,542)
4 34% (25,637)
3 23% (17,697)
2 7% (5,243)
1 2% (1,887)
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