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Christopher Paul Curtis

Forfatter af Bud, Not Buddy

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Newbery Medal-winning children's book author Christopher Paul Curtis was born in Flint, Michigan on May 10, 1953 and graduated from The University of Michigan. While there he won the Avery and Jules Hopwood Prizes for poetry and a draft of one of his early books. Curtis spent thirteen years on an vis mere assembly line hanging car doors. His story The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 received a Newbery Honor and a Coretta Scott King Honor, and Bud, Not Buddy became the first novel to win both of these awards. Elijah of Buxton received the 2008 Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, and a Newbery Honor. Curtis also won the 2009 Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' Literature. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Onkel Toms Hytte (1852) — Forord, nogle udgaver16,805 eksemplarer
Guys Read: Funny Business (2010) — Bidragyder — 686 eksemplarer
Bites: Scary Stories to Sink Your Teeth Into (2009) — Bidragyder — 147 eksemplarer
Funny Business: Conversations with Writers of Comedy (2009) — Bidragyder — 70 eksemplarer
It's Terrific to Be Ten (2000) — Bidragyder — 48 eksemplarer
Best African American Fiction (2009) (2009) — Bidragyder — 47 eksemplarer

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Fødselsdato
1953-05-10
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA (birth)
Canada
Fødested
Flint, Michigan, USA
Bopæl
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Uddannelse
University of Michigan-Flint
Erhverv
factory worker
author
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Michigan Author Award (2005)
Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement (2024)
Kort biografi
Christopher Paul Curtis grew up in Flint, Michigan. After high school he began working on the assembly line at the Fisher Body Flint Plant no.1 while attending the Flint branch of the University of Michigan. Today he is a full-time writer. He and his wife, Kay, have two children, Steven and Cydney. The Curtis family lives in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. [adapted from Bud, not Buddy (1999)]

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One of my favorite YA novels!
 
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mjphillips | 506 andre anmeldelser | Feb 23, 2024 |
This is a charming story about a young man with a drive to overcome his obstacles. He interacts with many adults and orphan peers and each interaction proves him to be thoughtful, kind, and funny. I liked this book much better than I expected, all because it's protagonist was entirely charming and I was rooting for him the whole way.
 
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mslibrarynerd | 506 andre anmeldelser | Jan 13, 2024 |
For a book about a ten-year-old orphan struggling on his own during the Great Depression Bud, Not Buddy is surprisingly upbeat. Bud gets beat up, locked in a shed and attacked by hornets! He is homeless, friendless, and constantly hungry, but all the while he stays positive about whatever small comforts come his way. There are a lot of exclamation points in this book and I'd guess the word "doggone" appears several dozen times, giving his narration a kind of "aw shucks" tone. Stuck in a shantytown eating rat stew from old sardine cans? Aw shucks, it's the best doggone food Bud ever tasted!

You've got to admire how buoyant Bud is throughout his wanderings, but I was also kind of put off by the light touch. I can't say for sure, of course, but if I had read this as a kid I might have thought I could actually survive on my own without parents because this book makes it seem like nearly every grown up you meet is just so doggone kind. There's a scene where Bud is lured into an unknown man's car in the middle of the night and the man... takes him home and feeds him (aw shucks!) the best pancakes Bud's ever tasted.

I understand why this book is short on the brutality and cynicism of poverty and long on the the benefits of good manners and a little bit of luck, but as an adult reader that felt a little off. And I agree that the cover has history lesson (i.e. boring) written all over it, which is a shame because it's definitely not a boring book.
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