Christopher Paul Curtis
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It's 1936 Flint, Michigan. Times may be hard, and 10-year-
old Bud may be a motherless boy, 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: posters of Herman
E. Calloway and his band of renown, the Dusky Devastators
of the Depression. Bud is sure those posters will lead him
to his father. Once he decides to hit the road, nothing
can stop him, not hunger, not fear, not would-be vampires,
not even Herman E. Calloway himself.
"A 10-year-old boy in Depression-era Michigan sets out to
find the man he believes to be his father. "While the
harshness of Bud's circumstances are authentically
depicted, Curtis imbues them with an aura of hope, and he
makes readers laugh even when he sets up the most daunting
scenarios," said PW in our Best Books citation."
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