Allreaders.com

Bud, Not Buddy Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Bud, Not Buddy

The year is 1936, and in the turbulent time of the Great Depression, Bud only knows two things for sure: he's going to find his father no matter what it takes, and he despises being called Buddy. Bud's mother has died, leaving him all alone in the world and stuck with an abusive foster family. With only a suitcase full of special things and his rules for becoming a better liar, Bud sets out to find the father he never knew... the only problem is, just who is Bud's father? He's not sure, but Momma left him a clue: a flyer for Herman E. Calloway's band! Convinced that Herman E. Calloway must be his father, Bud sets off to find him.

Bud goes to the library, stands in line for food at a homeless shelter, travelsthrough a cardboard jungle town, and is kissed by the dimpled Deza Malone. When Bud does finally find the famous Herman E. Calloway, he's shocked to find a bitter old man who is sure that he isn't Bud's father!
This report prepared by Rachel Knorr








Please enter the number 42 plus two in the right box.
    

Chapter Analysis of Bud, Not Buddy

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   search for family/history Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black (American)

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

Books with storylines, themes & endings like Bud, Not Buddy

Christopher Paul Curtis Books Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!
Or





Our Chief Librarian