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Bud, Not Buddy

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Christopher Paul Curtis

Narrated By: James Avery

Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)

Date: July 2000

Duration: 5 hours 15 minutes

Summary:

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


From the Hardcover edition.

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  • Mallory T

    It's boring. It's ok it's not that interesting especially for my little one...????

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Lyndsey B

    I LOVED reading this book with my students, and I thought this narrator was absolutely wonderful! He read with expression, and his voice fit the character and setting very well. The addition of music to some sections and the narrator's realistic singing, crying, and laughing was fantastic!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.