Bud not buddy book report

Bud not buddy summary chapter 14

Bud keeps meeting up with good people who are willing to share what little they have, and to help Bud as much as they can. He often struggles to find a place to sleep or eat. Add your rating See all 47 kid reviews. His imagination often runs wild and gives readers laughs in the dead of night, all alone and on his own when he thinks a vampire might be after him! But the most important thing is a flyer advertising "Herman E. Bud decides to run away from his foster home in the hope of finding a permanent home and a better life. Has that happened in your life? There's nothing left to do but go find Herman E. There's the picture of his Momma as a little girl. In Grand Rapids, Bud confronts his father and his father's jazz band. His personality, coupled with the fast pace of the story, captures the attention of young readers on the first page and keeps them riveted right through to the end.

Within a beat-up, broken down suitcase that he is ever vigilant of Bud carries his entire life and treasure; the musician flyer, his blanket, a picture of his mom, and other indispensable tokens of his life. Bud reaches his destination and the jazz band becomes almost like a family for him, though for some reason they laugh at his story of Herman E.

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There's nothing left to do but go find Herman E. And even when he sets up a daunting scenario, he makes readers laugh--for example, mopping floors for the rejecting Calloway, Bud pretends the mop is ""that underwater boat in the book Momma read to me, Twenty Thousand Leaks Under the Sea.

Calloway is his father, Bud sets out to find him. At the shantytown, Bud meets Deza Malone, who turns out to be a good friend.

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Bud and Bugs , another orphaned boy, team up and go to the shantytown or Hooverville so they can hop a California-bound train and hopefully get jobs in the West. That man has got to be Bud's father! Bud has ideas of jumping a train bound for California where he plans to get a job. And even when he sets up a daunting scenario, he makes readers laugh--for example, mopping floors for the rejecting Calloway, Bud pretends the mop is ""that underwater boat in the book Momma read to me, Twenty Thousand Leaks Under the Sea. But the Amoses' son Todd bullies Bud, causing Bud to run away. Families can talk about how Bud, Not Buddy shows hope in the face of adversity. Dear old dad, unfortunately, doesn't want much to do with poor Bud, but the other band members are nicer and invite Bud to dinner.

It is the other members of his band--Steady Eddie, Mr. Calloway, who is much older and grouchier than Bud imagined, is none too thrilled to meet a boy claiming to be his long-lost son.

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So, it's been four years since his mom died, and ten-year-old Bud Caldwell takes off from his third foster home in search of a better way to live his life. During more emotional and revealing scenes my son would stop and stare at me in wonder about the significance of the tragedy.

This is definitely a story that boys get hooked on.

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