It's 1936, in Flint, Michigan. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud's got a few things going for him:1. He has his own suitcase filled with his own important, secret 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: flyers of Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression Bud's got an idea that those flyers will lead him to his father. Once he decides to hit the road and find this mystery man, nothing can stop him--not hunger, not fear, not vampires, not even Herman E. Calloway himself.Bud, Not Buddy is full of laugh-out-loud humor and wonderful characters, hitting the high notes of jazz and sounding the deeper tones of the Great Depression. Once again Christopher Paul Curtis, author of the award-winning novel The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963, takes readers on a heartwarming and unforgettable journey.
About the Author
Christopher Paul Curtis was born in Flint, Michigan, and grew up there. "Bud, Not Buddy," his second novel, winner of the 2000 Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Author Award, is available in a Delacorte hardcover edition.
James Avery has been a Web application developer since 1997, starting with basic Web design and evolving to complex Web application solutions using ASP.NET and C#. His technologies include ASP.NET, C#, Visual Basic .NET, ASP, and other general Web technologies. James currently works for an international imaging company developing n-tier Web applications using .NET and SQL Server(TM) 2000. Before that, he worked for Dell Computer developing Web applications to assist technical support with troubleshooting. James coauthored Professional ASP.NET Performance, published by Wrox Press, and currently has other publications forthcoming from Wrox, ASPToday, and SAMS. He maintains a column at aspalliance.com and has contributed articles to 4guysfromrolla.com. James has also published numerous book reviews in ASP.NETPro magazine. He is a member of the ASPElite and a moderator at ASPFriends.com, as well as a moderator of the ASP.NET forums at www.asp.net.