Bud, Not Buddy

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 5 - 10U5.052179
Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.
Mass Market Paperback, 288 pages
Published on September 14, 2004 by Laurel Leaf
ISBN-10: 0553494104
ISBN-13: 9780553494105
96 Book Reviews
  • brawlstarschamp
    brawlstarschampalmost 3 years55 stars
    This book really changed how I think about things. I had read one of the authors other books, "Elijah of Buxton" when my book club decided to read it. So then we decided to read "Bud, Not Buddy."
    • royalqueen16th
      royalqueen16thalmost 3 years55 stars
      This is a very funny book. I liked the part when.... Oh wait, I won't spoil it for you. Just read it and find out my favorite part!
      • bud not buddyabout 3 years
        it is a amazing book
        • Lisaanneover 3 years
          It's been almost 5 years since I've read Bud, Not Buddy and its impact is still with me.
          • lavoiem
            lavoiemalmost 4 years22 stars
            Personally I did not enjoy this book because it was a force read from my teacher and that usually ruins a book for me:(
            • zombiewar
              zombiewaralmost 4 years55 stars
              Awesome I read this book in my class
              • bacon_bitzz
                bacon_bitzzalmost 4 years55 stars
                LOVED IT!
                • lmhewlett
                  lmhewlettalmost 4 years55 stars
                  This book is about Bud...he’s a very smart 10 year old and has a big imagination. He’s an orphan and a foster kid. Bud runs away and meets Lefty Lewis and Herman E. Calloway...who turns about to be a part of his family. He thinks Lefty Lewis is a vampire. Bud keeps his emotions and possessions all in his suitcase, and keeps everything to himself. This is a really good but sometimes long book. It does have one bit of strong language. We would recommend this book.
                  • school2354
                    school2354about 4 years55 stars
                    This is a really, really good book.
                    • pinehill
                      pinehillover 4 years33 stars
                      this is my book club book and its pretty good, it takes place in the great depresion! About a kid who dousen't have parents.