Bud Not Buddy

Bud Not Buddy[Reading] ➽ Bud Not Buddy By Christopher Paul Curtis – Oaklandjobs.co.uk 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 him1 He has his own suitcase filled with his own important se It's 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 Bud Not MOBI :¼ him He has his own suitcase filled with his own important secret things He's the author of Bud Caldwell's Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself His momma never told him who his father was but she left a clue flyers of Herman E Calloway and his famous band the Dusky Devastators of the DepressionBud's got an idea that those flyers will lead him to his father Once he decides to hit the road and find this mystery man nothing can stop him not hunger not fear not vampires not even Herman E Calloway himself. I will never look at a 'ticonderoga' pencil the same again 45One of my husband's grandsons the 5th grader asked me if I'd read this book and when I said 'no' I hadn't heard of it he told me it was good Well if a boy about to turn 11 takes the time to recommend a book to me odds are I'm going to read itThe voice of the 10 year old Bud not Buddy in this novel is irrepressible and the setting of Flint Michigan during the Depression comes to life with tons of details but not a one of them ponderous While keeping its tone age appropriate there's no talking down to the reader or even the tying up in a pretty bow of all the loose ends There's sadness reality of course one scene brought tears to my eyes but that's from an adult's perspective but most of it is just fun and even funny There's one gross to me description of soda backwash that I almost couldn't read the kind of thing many boys seem to love And though there's lots of heart to the story there's no moralizing As Bud says I'd learned that it was best to be asleep before Momma finished the story because if she got done and I was still awake she'd always tell me what the story was about I never told Momma but that always ruint the fun of the story Shucks here I was thinking I was just hearing something funny about a fox or a dog and Momma spoilt it by telling me they were really lessons about not being greedy or wishing for things you couldn't haveIt was interesting to this adult to learn in the Afterword that two of the older characters were based on the author's grandfathers one of whom pitched in the minors of the Negro Baseball Leagues one of my interests I took a class on archetypes several years ago this is where I learned to love Joseph Campbell The class began with the teacher reading us a story aloud At the end of the story she asked us to write down which one of the 5 characters in the story represented us best I wrote down “the prince”When the teacher came over to collect my paper she read what I had written and chuckled She said something like “Women almost never write down 'the prince' It's unusual”Why unusual? Don't most people relate to the hero in the story? According to her no Statistically speaking as a woman I was far likely to relate to one of the other characters The mouse? Give me a freaking break I know I've always loved a story with a single hero Yes the hero is often a young male but world lit has been dominated for centuries by men Just because the hero's a male doesn't mean that I don't relate to him or he doesn't represent me To me the hero represents the determination to achieve the maximum of what we have to offer our full potential as human beings World lit is peppered with these young heros Huckleberry Finn Jim Hawkins Pippi Longstocking Mowgli Anne of Green Gables Tarzan PipI didn't realize until I started writing down the names of some of my favorite young heroes that they were all orphans or might as well beYes the young orphan is often a hero especially during the difficult times in which they lived and Bud Caldwell in 1936 in Flint Michigan is no exceptionBud Caldwell Christopher Paul Curtis's creation is a new hero for me to add to the list This Newbery medal winner from the year 2000 has been sitting on my shelf for almost 20 years and I had no idea it would contain such an inspiring young heroBud is trying to navigate his small corner of the world being moved around in the American foster care system during the Great Depression dragging his pathetic suitcase held together with twine from one abusive household to the next His face even at 10 years old has lost the capacity to express emotion and yet this is not a sad story It is in fact incredibly humorous at times Wow A new hero for me I can't help but celebrateA bud is a flower to be A flower in waiting Waiting for just the right warmth and care to open up It's a little fist of love waiting to unfold and be seen by the world 35 stars I think Curtis's voice was spectacular but the plot fell a little bit flat for me I laughed out loud at all the parts when Bud described librarians and enjoyed all of his antics Listening to the audiobook was a lot of fun but overall I felt a bit lost for the majority of the book on where it was going Great characters and a great job describing the time it takes place but overall it wasn't a huge win for meFollow me on ♥ Facebook ♥ Blog ♥ Instagram ♥ Twitter ♥ Audio book performed by James Avery 5 and a ❤In Depression era Flint Michigan 10 year old Bud Caldwell BUD not Buddy is plucked from the “home” to go to a foster family This will be the third foster home he’s been in and he’s not impressed But he takes his worn cardboard suitcase with his few but treasured possessions and tries to make the best of it Before he knows it he’s on the lam determined to find his own way and sure that the things his Momma left him are clues to his father’s identity and whereabouts I love Bud He’s imaginative intelligent resourceful well mannered curious and ever hopeful Once he’s decided to find the man he is sure is his father nothing will stop him He endures hunger and fear but also comes across kind hearted men and women who help him though he isn’t always forthcoming about his goal and outright lies about his situation than once He’s also uite the philosopher – having compiled a list of Bud Caldwell’s Rules and Thing for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself Among my favorites Rule # 83 If a Adult Tells You Not to Worry and You Weren’t Worried Before You Better Hurry Up and Start ‘Cause You’re Already Running LateCurtis doesn’t gloss over the difficulties faced by many during the Great Depression giving the reader a history lesson on the conditions in Hoovervilles across America But he also shows that with determination hard work and compassion people survived the hardships and formed lasting bonds As an adult I really appreciated the afterword wherein Curtis explains some of his own family history and suggests no orders the reader to “Go talk to Grandma and Grandpa Mom and Dad and other relatives and friends” James Avery is marvelous performing the audio book Heck I was scared when Bud was in the shed with the “vampires” and fish guards And at the end my eyes started that same “stingy eyed blinking” that afflicted Miss Thomas I have been meaning to read this for years in my uest to read all the Newbery books but I haven't super been in the mood for it until now When I kind of had to be in the mood for it because my daughter brought it home to read for Battle of the Books and then the schools shut down and here we were with a copy And then the school scheduled us to bring back any books or school materials this week and I thought Welp if not now when? I was pleasantly surprised one of the reasons I've put this off is because I thought it looked too sad An orphan during the Depression? Not exactly a feel good story usually But Bud has such a clear voice and I liked the fact that this was sort of a fairy tale It has a happy ending there are kind people who help him rather than him stumbling repeatedly into trouble And for extra bonus points two of the characters are based on Curtis' grandfather's with photos and an author's note at the end which I always love What does an adult do when a nine year old boy that hates reading recommends this book to you? YOU READ IT And so glad I did Took me a few hours and I enjoyed every chapter When I'd jerked up in my bed and opened my eyes Todd was standing next to me with a yellow pencil in his hand He was looking at it like it was a thermometer and said 'Wow You got all the way up to R' He turned the pencil toward me crunched up against the headboard I saw TICONDEROGA printed on the yellow wood PAGE 12Curtis set this book during the Depression Era in Flint Michigan where he is originally from Ten year old Bud's mom is dead and he is in and out of Orphanages and in and out of Foster homes He finally ends up being locked in a disgusting shack by a disgruntled family Bud tries to kill a vampire bat before he gets bit up That's when the hornets start attacking Bud He makes it out and gets his revenge on the older boy that gets him in trouble and sets out into hiding This gives Bud the idea of looking for his father Before his mother died she left Bud a bunch of clues and carries them around in his famous suitcase I was so glad he found good people to help him along the way My heart was hoping he didn't get caught up with the KKK While it is not a book on racism it does give kids a subtle way of telling them blacks and whites were not in the same league Such a good funny YA book This one did not gloss over death hopelessness starvation or love BASED ON TRUE CHARACTERS but not true events Dnf at around 80%It's not that book wasn't good The writing was fun to read the main character Bud not Buddy was adorable and his determination to make his life better was so upliftingBut I just kept it under my bed for so long that I'm no longer interested in finishing it That and it was overdue at my library so I had to return it todaySo I doubt I'll be reviewing this properly Looks like I'm just as lazy trying to type words to describe this book now as I was reading the bookI won't be rating this because had I actually finished it I might have loved it but I guess I'll never know I don't re read books I DNF Christopher Paul Curtis did it again In writing this 2000 Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King award winning book he wove another magical enchanting complex well crafted and spell binding tale filled with poignancy sadness and laughter while teaching history in a captivating wayI've raved about this author before so please indulge my obsession one time in encouraging you to take a few hours of solitude to savor every word phrase and nuance of this incredible writerWhat's in a name? The answer is a tremendous asset and sole identity to Bud NOT Buddy As a ten year old orphan in 1936 hard hit depression filled Flint Michigan Bud has little else Four years ago his beloved mother died leaving him is name and a few possessions he guards with his lifeThe sum total of his existence is held in a raggle taggle suitcase he lugs from one orphanage or foster home to another The string bound cardboard container holds some rocks with dates painted upon them a photo of his mama as a child riding a pony and a few fliers listing a jazz group led by Herman E CallowayWhen the last foster home experience culminated in a beating and fearful night of imprisonment in a back yard shack Buddy knows he has had enough Believing that his mother kept the fliers for a reason and that his unknown father must be Herman E Calloway Buddy runs away from Flint to Grand Rapids seeking love and a home to call his ownChristopher Paul Curtis masterfully writes about such complex issues as homelessness poverty racism cruelty and povertyLiving in a cardboard Hooverville community for a few days Bud meets likable down and out characters Finally reaching his destination and claiming his identity to the great jazz artist Mr Calloway and The Dusky Devastators of the Depression leads to unexpected discoveries for all with uite a surprising endingI loved this book I loved the spunky determination of Bud the complexity of the characters the historical backdrop of the jazz age and the skillful depiction of a bleak period of time in American historyFive Stars Bud Not Buddy is a tense book that took place during the Great Depression It is about an Orphan thats an African Boy looking for this father with only few clues of finding him He use to live with his mother all his life but after his mother got sick for awhile she dies and Bud is sent to The Home His mother did tell him his father was in a jazz band and Bud escaped and was on his way to look for his dad I can make a text to world connection to Bud trying to find his dad because there are many people who don't grow up with their dad and hopes to find them one day Their are people who are so serious about finding a family member they search for along time Bud and some kids want a dad and want to have the opportunity to have one and see how its like This is a very good book because it makes you not want to put it down It is so interesting how a boy so young is so determined to find his father that he didn't grow up with He is a very brave and courageous boy thats what makes this story so good I would rate his book a 4 because it was very good for a history book You learn a lesson and have fun reading it

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  • Bud Not Buddy
  • Christopher Paul Curtis
  • English
  • 26 October 2016
  • 9780439338967