Pleeeeease!! This is a WONDERFUL read! Kids and adults alike would love it!
9-12, according to Oprah; this is on her recommended kids' books list. The description from the publisher is on her website: It's 1936, in Flint, Michigan. Ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but he's on a mission. His momma never told him who his father was, but she left a clue: posters of Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression! Bud's got an idea that those posters will lead to his father. Once he decides to hit the road and find this mystery man, nothing can stop him.
I have this book on my list too.
This is a very good book. I read it over and over again
it is a realy good book
This book is very good!
I think this was a great book. It made me a little sad though. I guess that's what books written about the Great Depression are supposed to do though, make you depressed.
Great Book for children and adults
Mary, why is it great? And emmy, while it takes places during the Great Depression , the story isn't about the Great Depression, is it? I thought it was about family, connection, looking for roots and developing a sense of who we are. It's about carrying yourself with dignity.
is this book good because i have to read it for something in school and i do not know if it is a good book??????
this book made me really sad but I never wanted to put it down.
One of the first books I read in the 5th grade, amazing.
This book had such a sad part, I got teared up!
I think I know what part your talking about, it was a really good book though.
A wonderful story about a boy on the road to liberation.
The boy is a awesome character and was written well.
Storyline was also great for the book!
I like this book because its realistic and fun. i would recommend this to my peers, or at least the ones who like adventures. My favorite part of the book was when they were on the train. i'd give it 4 stars.
Summary: Bud Caldwell is a young, ten year old adolescent that goes on a journey to find his father, Herman C. Calloway. The novel starts off with Bud in an orphanage getting ready to go live in another foster home. The family that was taking him in was called the Amos'. Bud gets into a fight with the Amos' twelve year son. They take up for their son. Because of the fight, Bud is locked up in a shed. He escapes through the window and ends up camping out behind a bush in front of a library. Another boy runs away from the orphanage and spots Bud. They decide to run off and head west. They go to Hooverville located in Flint, where they live. In Hooverville they wait for a train, so they can hop in the car. The boys end up getting split up. Bud decides to look for his biological father, who he has never met. He believes he knows who his father is beacause of the flyers his mother had of a man named, Herman C. Calloway. He starts for Grand Rapids, Michigan where he believes his father lives. He gets a ride from a man named Lefty Lewis. When he gets to Grand Rapids, he finds Herman C. Calloway and lets him know he is his son. Herman does not believe Bud. He is mean to Bud until one day the truth is revealed. Bud was put into an orphanage after his mother died. He did not have any family. The man that he thought was his father turns out to be his grandfather. Bud's mother, Angela had run off twenty years ago and never made contact with his father. Herman did not know he had a son or that Angela was dead.
Reflection: I really enjoyed reading this novel. I was surprised at he end to find out that Herman was not Bud's father, but his grandfather. It took me a long time to come to that conclusion. I plan to read The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963
Curriculum Use: I would use this book as a read aloud to implement the six comprehension strategies.
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I am planning to read it is it worth a read?
this is the best book ever... definetly worth reading!
I thought that is was a great read. I think that almost any one could read this book and say that they like it it.
To everyone yes this is a good book i enjoyed the book and it was worth it. It took me about a week or 2. So if you wont to rred it you should becuase it is a great book.
This book is spectacular!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyone Agree? I loved it! I want to read his other books if I have time! :)
Who has read this?
Who has read this?
Upon meeting Bud for the first time, Mr. Calloway was not very welcoming or friendly. Why do you think this is? Do you think Mr. Calloway might have had a slight feeling that he and Bud could be related?
Why do you think bud doesn't like people calling him buddy? and what new doors open for him at the end of the book?