In Flint, Michigan during the Great Depression, Bud has been in and out of foster homes since the death of his mother. When a foster home situation goes awry and Bud is sentenced to a night in the shed, Bud runs away, determined to find the man he believes is his father. The only things he has to go on are clues from his mother's possessions: mysterious stones with writing on them and some flyers announcing performances of a music personality. Bud sets off on a trip across the state, with only his 'Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself' to guide him. If Bud can keep his wits about him on his unexpected adventure, he might just find himself where he belongs.
Similar authors: Mildred Taylor
Similar books: A Year down Yonder by Richard Peck
Awards nominated: 2014 Bluestem Award Nominee
Awards won: Coretta Scott King Award
Date read: 4/28/2013