Bud, Not Buddy

Age Range: 9 Years to 12 Years
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Bud, Not Buddy

Format:  Paperback,

243 pages

Publisher: Random House Childrens Books

Publish Date: Jan 2002

ISBN-13: 9780440413288

ISBN-10: 0440413281

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It's 1936, in Flint, Michigan, and when 10-year-old Bud decides to hit the road to find his father, nothing can stop him.


Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Publish Date: Jan 2002
ISBN-13: 9780440413288
ISBN-10: 0440413281
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 243
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.35
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.0 x 7.75 x 0.75

About the author

Biography of Curtis, Christopher Paul

Newbery Medal-winning children's book author Christopher Paul Curtis was born in Flint, Michigan on May 10, 1953 and graduated from The University of Michigan. While there he won the Avery and Jules Hopwood Prizes for poetry and a draft of one of his early books. Curtis spent thirteen years on an assembly line hanging car doors. His story The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 received a Newbery Honor and a Coretta Scott King Honor, and Bud, Not Buddy became the first novel to win both of these awards. Elijah of Buxton received the 2008 Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, and a Newbery Honor. Curtis also won the 2009 Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' Literature.


Review by Library Journal (1999-12-01)

Gr 4-7-Motherless Bud shares his amusingly astute rules of life as he hits the road to find the jazz musician he believes is his father. A medley of characters brings Depression-era Michigan to life. (Sept.)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, 2001 (United States)
  • Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 2002 (United States)
  • Golden Archer Award (Wisconsin), 2002 (United States)
  • Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award, 2001 (United States)
  • Young Reader's Choice Award, 2002 (United States)
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award, 2002 (United States)
  • Bluebonnet Award, 2002 (United States)
  • Newbery Medal, 2000 (United States)
  • Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award, 2003 (United States)
  • Flicker Tale Children's Book Award, 2001 (United States)
  • Sunshine State Young Reader's Book Award, 2002 (United States)
  • Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Book Award, 2002 (United States)
  • IRA Children's Book Awards, 2000 (United States)
  • Volunteer State Book Award, 2002 (United States)
  • Prairie Pasque Award, 2002 (United States)
  • ABC Children's Booksellers Choices Awards, 2000 (United States)
  • Nene Award, 2002 (United States)
  • Land of Enchantment Book Award, 2003 (United States)
  • Garden State Children's Book Awards, 2002 (United States)
  • Grand Canyon Reader Award, 2002 (United States)
  • Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award, 2002 (United States)
  • West Virginia Children's Choice Book Award, 2002 (United States)

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