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Fifteen-year-old wannabe philosopher Luther T. Farrell knows a few things about life. He knows the Sarge (his rich, shrewd, slumlord mom) is tougher than nails and that he better not cross her. He knows his chances of using Chauncey, the ancient condom in his wallet, are slim to none. And, he knows that despite his goal to attend Harvard, he may end up stuck in Flint, Michigan, cleaning toilets in his mom's loathsome empire. Luther spends much of his time helping the Sarge run "Happy Neighbor Group Homes" around the city, including shaving and bathing elderly men and driving residents around with an illegal license. In spare moments he tries to win first place in the science fair at school and hang out with his best friend Sparky, all the while fantasizing mightily about his one true love, the beautiful Shayla.

Readers will be moved as Luther, a thoroughly decent if sometimes naive boy, rails against his mother's cold, ruthless notions of what it takes to get ahead in the world. Up-to-the-minute slang and pop culture references will resonate with teen readers, as will the funny, first-person narrative; crisp, often hilarious dialogue; and wonderfully vivid characters. Christopher Paul Curtis, winner of the Newbery Medal for Bud Not Buddy tells a warm, witty, heart wrenching story where the good guy gets his due. (Ages 12 and older) --Karin Snelson

 
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Hardback Editions

November 2008 : USA Library Binding
Title: Bucking the Sarge (Readers Circle)
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 1-4395-2160-3 / 978-1-4395-2160-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints
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May 2006 : USA Library Binding
Title: Bucking The Sarge (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Reader's Circle (Prebound))
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 1-4177-4847-8 / 978-1-4177-4847-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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May 2006 : USA Library Binding
Title: Bucking the Sarge
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-7569-6616-7 / 978-0-7569-6616-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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January 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: The Literacy Bridge - Large Print - Bucking the Sarge
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-7862-7148-5 / 978-0-7862-7148-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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September 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: Bucking the Sarge
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-385-32307-7 / 978-0-385-32307-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
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September 2004 : USA Library Binding
Title: Bucking the Sarge
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-385-90159-3 / 978-0-385-90159-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
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September 2004 : Hardback
Title: Bucking the Sarge
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 5556254583 / 978-5556254589
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: Bucking the Sarge
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-7862-8928-7 / 978-0-7862-8928-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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May 2006 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Bucking the Sarge
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-440-41331-1 / 978-0-440-41331-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
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Audio Editions

December 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Bucking the Sarge
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 1-4000-9036-9 / 978-1-4000-9036-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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October 2004 : USA Audio edition
Title: Bucking the Sarge
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
Publisher: Listening Library
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October 2004 : USA Audio CD
Title: Bucking the Sarge (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 1-4000-9484-4 / 978-1-4000-9484-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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September 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Bucking the Sarge
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 1-4000-9035-0 / 978-1-4000-9035-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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September 2004 : USA Audio CD
Title: Bucking the Sarge
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 1-4000-9097-0 / 978-1-4000-9097-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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Kindle Editions

July 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Bucking the Sarge
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
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