Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis audiobook

Bud, Not Buddy

By Christopher Paul Curtis
Read by James Avery

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5.27 Hours Unabridged
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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: 1. He has his own suitcase full of special 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 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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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

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:

1. He has his own suitcase full of special 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 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

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The resourceful Bud is a hero readers will immediately take to heart. The Bulletin, Recommended
Has the wry, teasing warmth of family folklore. Booklist
"Curtis has given a fresh, new look to a traditional orphan-finds-a-home story that would be a crackerjack read-aloud. School Library Journal, starred review
The book is a gem, of value to all ages, not just the young people to whom it is aimed. The Christian Science Monitor
“The book is a gem, of value to all ages, not just the young people to whom it is aimed.” Christian Science Monitor
NEWBERY MEDAL WINNERCORETTA SCOTT KING AWARD WINNERAN ALA BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTSAN IRA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD WINNERNAMED TO 14 STATE AWARD LISTS
“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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Author

Author Bio: Christopher Paul Curtis

Author Bio: Christopher Paul Curtis

Christopher Paul Curtis made an outstanding debut in children’s literature with The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963. His second novel, Bud, Not Buddy, is the first book ever to receive both the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Author Award.

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