Bud Not Buddy
By: Christopher Paul Curtis
Publised:Laurel Leaf; Reprint edition (September 14, 2004)
Genre: Histroical Drama
Grades: 3 - 7
Awards : John Newbery Medal , Dorothy Canfield Fisher Childrens book , Golden Kite Award For Fiction , Coretta Scott King
Young Bud tells his story in BUD, NOT BUDDY in his own lively voice, making his character practically leap off the page. At times tough, sad, resilient, and funny, 10-year-old Bud is completely irresistible. His personality, coupled with the fast pace of the story, captures the attention of young readers on the first page and keeps them riveted right through to the end.
Bud keeps meeting up with good people who are willing to share what little they have, and to help Bud as much as they can. It is this portrayal of people at their best when circumstances are at their worst that ultimately makes the story a hopeful and heartwarming one.