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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    I'm a bit unsure of what you definitely mean by main idea. The question might be asking for a general summary or a general theme. I will briefly go over both. Chapter seven begins with Bud...

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    As in almost every story about an orphan trying to survive during the Great Depression, the conflict in Bud, Not Buddy is one of the orphan vs. society (or the main character of Bud vs. society)....

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    In Chapter 14, Bud dines with Herman Calloway and his band at the Sweet Pea. As soon as Bud enters the restaurant, he takes a big "snort of air" and says "This must be exactly how heaven smells!"...

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    In Chapter 8, Bud and Bugs travel to a "Hooverville" where they meet several compassionate individuals who give them food and a place to spend the night. Hoovervilles were shantytowns in the 1930s...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    Rule number 118 is a long rule. There's actually a couple of parts to it. I'll start with the very last part. They Won’t Take Everything Because If They Did They Wouldn’t Have Anything...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    In Chapter 5, Bud explains how his mother used to tell him that no matter how bad things look, when one door closes, another door opens. Her advice about doors closing and opening is a metaphor for...

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    In Chapter 5, Bud's mother tells him to remember that no matter how bad things look, "when one door closes, don't worry, because another door opens" (Curtis 43). Angela Caldwell's metaphor...

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    In Chapter 2, Mrs. Amos walks into her son's bedroom and witnesses Todd breathing heavy and acting like he is having an asthma attack. She instantly comes to her son's defense and scolds Bud for...

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    The rule in Chapter 15 that Bud mentions is "Rule Number 28," which is "Gone=dead" (Curtis 178). In Chapter 15, Bud is having a conversation with Miss Thomas about the little girl's room he is...

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    Once Bud finally makes his way to find Calloway and the band, the author made the decision to have the band members be the first people to accept Bud. Minutes after they meet him, they offer to...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    At the beginning of Chapter 15, Bud arrives at Herman E. Calloway's home after eating dinner at the Sweet Pea. Bud mentions that Herman's house is big as he grabs his suitcase and hops out of the...

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    Bud first tells his readers that his eyes don't cry anymore in chapter one. Already by this point in Bud's life he has been through a lot of hardship. His mom died when he was six years old, and...

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    In the novel Bud, Not Buddy, Herman E. Calloway is an old, cantankerous individual who is hard to get along with. He is a famous musician who has lost the love of his life, his daughter. Herman's...

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    In Chapter 15, Bud arrives at Grand Calloway Station. Grand Calloway Station is the name of Herman E. Calloway's gigantic home. Miss Thomas explains to Bud that Herman named it that because a long...

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    I wish that I could give you a definitive answer, but that is just not possible. Bud Caldwell doesn't rank his "Rules and Things to Have a Funner Life and Make a Better Liar Out of Yourself." He...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    In Chapter 12, Bud gets a ride from Lefty Lewis to Grand Rapids and is dropped off at the Log Cabin. When Bud walks into the club, he thinks he's spotted his real father, Herman E. Calloway. Bud...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    An external conflict in literature refers to any struggle that the antagonist faces from an outside source. Common external conflicts involve character vs. character, nature, or society. In the...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    In Chapter 19, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression walk into Grand Calloway Station and tell Bud that they have something for him. Steady Eddie slides a busted up cardboard suitcase in front of...

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    There is a fairly simple answer to your question found in chapter 11 in Bud, Not Buddy. Bud keeps the extra trousers that the Sleet family gives him because he is sick of wearing short pants that...

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    In Chapter 14, Bud had just finished eating the first sit-down meal at the Sweet Pea when he begins to think of another small idea. Bud says, "sometime in that smells-like-heaven place another...

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    Bud is locked in the shed at the back of the Amos’ property by Mrs. Amos because she accuses Bud of beating her son, Todd. While in the shed, Bud sees what he insists is a “vampire bat”...

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    The answers to both questions are fairly simple. The answer to the first question about what Bud thinks about his father’s face is one word: old. Bud has just walked into the nightclub on his...

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    The book doesn't really say why or how Bud's mother died. What we do know is this: 1)Bud was six and Bud's mother was twenty-six when she died. 2)Bud's mother was sick for six days before she...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    Steady Eddie himself gives Bud two gifts and is instrumental in giving him a third. Shortly after joining the group of musicians, Steady Eddie informs Bud of the rules for being in the band. He...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    In Chapter 13, Bud and Herman E. Calloway's band go out to eat at the Sweet Pea. When Bud enters the restaurant, Jimmy calls him over to sit with him, Herman Calloway, and Miss Thomas. Bud is...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    In Chapter 11, Lefty Lewis drives Bud Caldwell to his daughter's house in Flint, Michigan. Bud spends the night at Mrs. Sleet's house and joins her family for breakfast the next morning. Lefty...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    The word “resourceful” is spoken by Lefty Lewis to Bud in chapter 11 of Bud, Not Buddy because of Bud’s ability to run far away from home. The exact sentence is as follows: You did get...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    Your question has a fairly simple answer: around two million people lost their homes in the Great Depression and became homeless. This is an interesting question because it has more to do with...

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    Pullman porters and redcaps both work for the owners of a train. Both of these positions are customer service positions and have nothing to do with operating or driving the train. According to Bud,...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    Bud attacks the hornet's nest because he is stuck in a dark shed and believes that the dark shape hanging from the ceiling is a vampire bat.

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    Many people help Bud on his way to try and find the man he believes is his father. Bugs, another orphan from the home, hears that Bud is on the run and finds him at the library. Bugs helps Bud to...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    Figurative language is the opposite of literal language. Literal language says exactly what it means. ("That is a big red gumball" is literal.) Figurative language doesn't say exactly what it...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    In chapters 4 to 8, Bud is in transition. He moves through several different settings as he seeks to find the man he thinks is his real father. However, roadblocks stop him at every turn throughout...

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    In Chapter 5, Bud is reminiscing about his mother and says that she always had four things to tell him. The first being about the picture of her looking unhappy while sitting on a midget horse. The...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    It is somewhat unfortunate given Bud Caldwell/Calloway’s overall temperament and intelligence, but this kind, compassionate little boy’s most persistent trait throughout Christopher Paul...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    Bud's mother said many things that stuck with him. He references one particular saying his mother had several times in the novel. "No matter how bad things look, when one door closes, another one...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    The mistake that I believe that you are asking about is the mistake in thinking that giving Bud a lot of work to do is punishment. It is not a punishment. Bud relishes doing the work that they...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    Some of the words containing prefixes used in chapter 7 are described below along with the meaning of the prefix. Many common prefixes are used throughout this upper elementary to middle school...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    Bud gains perspective throughout the novel and learns many important lessons about friendship and self-identity. Bud learns that friends are instrumental throughout life, and their support can...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    In Chapter 8, Bud and Bugs arrive at a Hooverville where they meet a group of people who graciously feed them. After the boys are done eating, they gather everyone's dirty dishes and clean them at...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    It is amazing to me that chapter 17 can be described as important. It is an important chapter, but it always shocks me how important it can be with how very little stuff actually happens in the...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    In chapter 4, Bud has been victimized by the Amos family with cruel treatment for some time. As an orphan, he has been taught to be grateful and passive at this new home so that the family will...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    Bud carries several items that belonged to his Momma in his suitcase throughout the novel. Every night before Bud goes to sleep in the Home he checks to make sure all the items are in his suitcase....

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    The confusion of Bud's announcement that Mr. Calloway is his father leaves the band members somewhat shocked. The band decides to take Bud to breakfast at the Sweet Pea restaurant so that everyone...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    In Chapter 8, Bud and Bugs spend the night at a Hooverville in hopes of catching the morning train to Chicago. When Bud lies down, he does a little trick that helps him fall asleep. Bud takes his...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    The rule that Bud tells the reader about in chapter eleven is rule number 29. The rule is as follows: When You Wake Up and Don't Know for Sure Where You're At and There's a Bunch of People...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    In Chapter 12, Lefty Lewis drops Bud off at the Log Cabin to see his "father." When Bud walks in the doors, he sees six men sitting in a circle talking. Herman E. Calloway has his back facing Bud,...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    Bud carries around several important items in his suitcase throughout the novel. These items are significant to Bud because they remind him of his mother who passed away when he was six, and he...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    Bud is streetwise and tough. He is insightful, creative and wise. Bud also has typical childhood fears. The depth of his character unfolds through many events in the story. The reader sees Bud's...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    In the story Bud, Not Buddy, Steady Eddie is one of the members of Mr. Herman E. Calloway's band. Steady Eddie is the saxophone player and quickly comes to Bud's defense as the band members tease...

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