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Newbery Medal Best Novel
"It's funny how ideas are, in a lot of ways they're just like seeds. Both of them start real, real small and then... woop, zoop, sloop... before you can say Jack Robinson, they've gone and grown a lot bigger than you ever thought they could." So figures scrappy 10-year-old philosopher Bud--"not Buddy"--Caldwell, an orphan on the run from abusive foster homes and Hoovervilles in 1930s Michigan. And the idea that's planted itself in his head is that Herman E. Calloway, standup-bass player for the Dusky Devastators of the Depression, is his father.

Guided only by a flier for one of Calloway's shows--a small, blue poster that had mysteriously upset his mother shortly before she died--Bud sets off to track down his supposed dad, a man he's never laid eyes on. And, being 10, Bud-not-Buddy gets into all sorts of trouble along the way, barely escaping a monster-infested woodshed, stealing a vampire's car, and even getting tricked into "busting slob with a real live girl." Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963, once again exhibits his skill for capturing the language and feel of an era and creates an authentic, touching, often hilarious voice in little Bud. (Ages 8 to 12) --Paul Hughes

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Used availability for Christopher Paul Curtis's Bud, Not Buddy

Hardback Editions

March 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bud, Not Buddy (Thorndike Press Large Print Mini-collections)
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 1-4328-3846-6 / 978-1-4328-3846-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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April 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 1-4352-3429-4 / 978-1-4352-3429-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-04-11
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February 2004 : USA Library Binding

Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 1-4176-2444-2 / 978-1-4176-2444-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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December 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 1-4046-1884-8 / 978-1-4046-1884-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Book Wholesalers
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January 2002 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Bud, Not Buddy (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-613-36783-9 / 978-0-613-36783-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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January 2002 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-606-22955-8 / 978-0-606-22955-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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January 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis, Literature Connections, Holt McDougal
ISBN: 0-03-065483-1 / 978-0-03-065483-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston
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January 2002 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-7569-0999-6 / 978-0-7569-0999-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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July 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-7862-2574-2 / 978-0-7862-2574-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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January 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-7366-9016-6 / 978-0-7366-9016-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-439-21941-8 / 978-0-439-21941-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastics, Inc
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2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-439-22753-4 / 978-0-439-22753-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
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September 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-385-32306-9 / 978-0-385-32306-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

January 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 1-4328-5046-6 / 978-1-4328-5046-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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May 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-552-56663-2 / 978-0-552-56663-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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September 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-553-49410-4 / 978-0-553-49410-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
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November 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-7862-6191-9 / 978-0-7862-6191-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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February 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-552-54852-9 / 978-0-552-54852-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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June 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-439-40200-X / 978-0-439-40200-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
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January 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-440-41328-1 / 978-0-439-40200-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
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January 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-439-22188-9 / 978-0-439-22188-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Associated
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Audio Editions

May 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-7393-3179-5 / 978-0-7393-3179-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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July 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-8072-0478-1 / 978-0-8072-0478-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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September 2002 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Bud, Not Buddy (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-8072-1045-5 / 978-0-8072-1045-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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May 2001 : USA Audio CD

Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-8072-0502-8 / 978-0-8072-0502-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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August 2000 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
Publisher: Listening Library
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August 2000 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
Publisher: Listening Library
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August 2000 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
Publisher: Listening Library
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May 2000 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-8072-8209-X / 978-0-8072-8209-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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September 1999 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-553-52675-8 / 978-0-553-52675-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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1999 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Bud, Not Buddy Audiobook - 4 Cassettes (Read 180 Audiobooks Stage A)
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-439-33896-4 / 978-0-439-33896-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
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Kindle Editions

January 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
Publisher: RHCP Digital
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November 2001 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA