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- DescriptionThe 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 Horee. 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, thing can stop him t hunger, t fear, t vampires, t even Herman E. Calloway himself. AN ALA BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS AN ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOKAN IRA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD WINNER NAMED TO 14 STATE AWARD LISTS The book is a gem, of value to all ages, t 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 Trade Paperback edition.
- Author BiographyChristopher Paul Curtis is the author of the Newbery Honor winning The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963.
- Author(s)Christopher Paul Curtis
- PublisherRandom House USA Inc
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Series TitleReaders Circle (Laurel-Leaf)
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRandom House Inc
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight136 g
- Width104 mm
- Height170 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Format DetailsMass market (rack) paperback,Unsewn / adhesive bound
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