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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    Bud thinks that ideas are like trees because they have the potential to grow, just like trees grow from tiny seeds. To Bud, an idea is like a seed. It has the potential to grow into reality. He...

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    The story Bud, Not Buddy has quite a few pieces of symbolism in it; however, the question specifically asks which item is symbolic to Bud. If I had to pick one, I think it would be doors. This...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    I'm going to support the argument that "no, Bud's imagination doesn't get him out of trouble." Bud is a great character, and he is exceptionally street wise. He's hopeful about finding his...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    The Amos, Malone, and Sleet families each come from different social classes and treat Bud Caldwell differently when they meet him. The Amos family is financially secure but treats Bud with...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    Bud's suitcase symbolizes his transient lifestyle as he travels from Flint, Michigan to Grand Rapids in search of his father, as well as everything that Bud considers important in life. Bud carries...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    Bud says that quote in chapter 9: It's funny how ideas are, in a lot of ways they're just like seeds. Both of them start real, real small and then ... woop, zoop, sloop ... before you can say...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    In the book, rule number 118 helps Bud avoid losing his cherished suitcase. To paraphrase, the rule states that a kid should give adults something to confiscate so that their attention is diverted...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    I am pretty sure that by "HEC" the question is asking about Herman E. Calloway. Additionally, I am sure that the question is implying that Calloway is being mean to Bud. Calloway is mean to Bud...

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    I would say that the general population of the Hooverville that Bud and Bugs enter in chapter 8 is a friendly, kind, helpful, and giving group of people. When Bud first enters the town, he has to...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    Setting typically encompasses a story's time and location. The time period that this story takes place during is the Great Depression. More specifically, the book takes place during the summer of...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    At the beginning of the novel, Bud recalls a conversation he had with his mother about his name. She would remind him that his name was Bud and that he should never let anyone call him Buddy. She...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    Throughout the novel Bud, Not Buddy, Christopher Paul Curtis examines the importance of family and the support they provide. The main conflict throughout the story concerns Bud's search for his...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    Throughout the novel, Bud Caldwell perseveres in the face of adversity. Bud relies on his "rules" that he has created in order to survive and make the right choices in difficult situations....

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    In Chapter 2, Bud is sent to the Amos household and gets into a fight with their son after Todd sticks a pencil up his nose. Todd ends up beating up Bud, and when his parents come into his room,...

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    Initially, Bud is excited to meet Herman Calloway and believes that Herman is his father. Bud looks up to Herman and idolizes him by examining his band's flyers on his trip to Grand Rapids. Upon...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    The Home is an orphanage. Children who have lost their parents through death and children who have been abandoned by their families stay there. The reader doesn't know exactly how many children are...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    Bud answers this question for readers in chapter five of Bud, Not Buddy. During this chapter, the narrative flashes back to a time when Bud's mother was still alive. Bud and his mother are having...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    At the beginning of the novel, Bud says, "Here we go again" just as he is being told that he has been accepted into a new foster home (Curtis 1). Bud's exasperated comment reflects his negative...

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    The Home in the novel Bud, Not Buddy is an orphanage in Flint, Michigan where Bud lives at the beginning of the story. The Home is filled with orphans, including Bud, who do not have anywhere else...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    The story is told from Bud's perspective, so a timeline of events closely follows everything that happens to Bud. Bud finds out that he is being placed with a new adoptive family. He is going to...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    At the beginning of the novel, Bud is told that he will be leaving for another foster home, and he mentions that for some reason his "eyes don't cry no more." Later on in the novel, Bud meets...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    Bud and Bugs are friends. They are also travel partners for a short time. Bud explains that he and Bugs met when they were both staying at the Home together. Bud tells his readers a great little...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    Bud begins the story in Flint, MI. The story ends with him in Grand Rapids, MI, but I don't think that your question is only asking about the physical start and end settings. When the reader is...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    I would say that Bud's mom is a strong woman. I do not mean physically strong with big muscles though. I mean emotionally strong. We know that she had Bud at a very young age. Bud was age 6...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    This is a fairly straightforward question and answer. The key difference between Deza Malone's family and Bud Caldwell's family is that Deza's parents are both still alive. In addition to Deza...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    Throughout the novel, Bud believes that Herman Calloway is his father because of the flyers that his mother left behind before she died. In Chapter 12, Lefty Lewis drops Bud off at the Log Cabin...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    In Chapter 7, Bud is in the library and asks the librarian for Miss Hill. The librarian responds by saying, "Miss Hill? My goodness, hadn't you heard?" (Curtis 55). Bud instantly remembers one of...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    The Home in the novel Bud, Not Buddy is an orphanage where children who have no parents or guardians live. Bud mentions several times that the orphanage is getting crowded because more and more...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    Bud always introduces himself as "Bud" because that is his name. Bud's mother named him Bud, not Buddy; therefore, Bud wants to be called what his mother named him. Most of chapter five is a...

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    In Chapter 17, Bud is mopping the floors and hears Herman Calloway and the Dusky Devastators of the Depression play their instruments for the first time. Bud mentions that initially, Thug's...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    The line spoken by Steady Eddie means that his ability to earn money is in the black case. With money, he can buy food for himself (bread and butter if desired). The line is spoken in chapter 13....

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  • Reference
    In Chapter 11, Lefty Lewis sees Bud hitchhiking and offers him a ride to Grand Rapids. Lefty then tells Bud that he needs to drive back to Flint so he can drop off blood at the Hurley Hospital....

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    The events of the story take place in chronological order over a period of a few weeks. The time period is during the Great Depression, and the location is Michigan. The story begins in Flint,...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    Bud doesn't necessarily write his rules down, but rather remembers them in what he calls "Bud Caldwell's Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself." These...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    After Todd, Bud's new foster brother, wakes him up by shoving a pencil up his nose, the two get into a fight; enraged by this, Mrs. Amos decides that she will send Bud back to the group home and...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    Bud's rules are simple reminders of how he should react throughout various difficult situations. His rules are based on past experiences but are generalizations and only apply to very specific...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    In Chapter 16, Miss Thomas tells Bud that he was the topic of a very long conversation between Herman Calloway and the band. She says to Bud that they were talking about him and wanted to know if...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    I can see why you had a hard time understanding how to do this essay. This assignment is not worded very well, but if you read between the lines you can understand what the teacher is asking. Let...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    In chapter one of Bud, Not Buddy, Bud Caldwell is told that a foster family has been found for him. The foster family would give Bud a new older brother. The orphanage worker is all smiles,...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    At the beginning of the novel, Bud is sent to live with the Amoses. Bud and Todd Amos have an altercation after Todd sticks a pencil up Bud's nose while he is sleeping. Bud slaps Todd in the face,...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    The reader finds out near the end of Bud, Not Buddy that the rocks Bud keeps in his suitcase (inside a tobacco bag) “with writing and numbers on them” are actually mementos from each band...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    Chapter five is your best bet for sentences that are about Bud's mom. It is also the best chapter to find quotes that are spoken by Bud's mom. Bud's mom is dead, so chapter five is mainly a...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    For me, Bud, Not Buddy helps me better understand the Great Depression because Bud is a kid. Most of times that I have read about the Great Depression, it has been in a textbook. The textbook...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    This is a tough question, because ultimately Herman Calloway is not Bud's father. Bud will never be able to prove that Mr. Calloway is his father. I'd like to suggest something like a DNA test,...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    Despite the fact that Bud believes him to be so for almost the entire duration of the book Bud, Not Buddy, Herman Calloway is not Bud's father. Rather, he is his grandfather. Bud is under the...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    I'm a bit unsure of what exactly you 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 going to...

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    The lecture that Mrs. Amos gives Bud in Bud, Not Buddy is as self-righteous, insulting, and dishonest as her character proves to be. Bud has awoken in his foster home to Todd Amos, his foster...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    In Chapter 11 of Bud, Not Buddy, Bud finds himself hitchhiking to Flint as a passenger in the car of Mr. "Lefty" Lewis. While Bud is initially afraid of Lefty Lewis because he believes him to be a...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    The window that Bud regrets looking out of is the window of the Amos’ shed. Bud is put in the shed after he has an altercation with the Amos’ son. Being locked in the shed for the night is...

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  • Bud, Not Buddy
    The boys were treated quite well when they entered Hooverville. The first group of men that they encountered were friendly toward Bud and Bugs. The men told the boys where they were, and then that...

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