Bud, Not Buddy Activity


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  • Bud Cadwell
  • Event #1
  • Event #2
  • Bud is in a foster home living with the Amos Family. During this time, they lock him in their shed. He escapes and decides to run away on the streets of Flint, Michigan.
  • Bud meets up with an orphanage friend, Bugs. They plan to ride away together. Unfortunately, Bud falls behind and wasn't able to catch the train. Bugs throws back Bud's suitcase and Bud is forced to be on his own.
  • Event #3
  • Bud decides to walk from Flint to Grand Rapids in hopes to find his father, Herman E. Calloway. Along the way, Bud meets Lefty Lewis. He takes him in for the evening and promising to bring him to Grand Rapids the following day.
  • Event #4
  • Bud decides that Herman E. Calloway as his father. Nobody around believes him, but that didn't stop Bud. They finally agree to take him to a restaurant and get it all sorted out.
  • Bud realizes that Herman Calloway has rocks similar to those he carried around from his mother. Herman accuses him of stealing the rocks, but, in truth, they are a clue to their true relationship.
  • Mr. Jimmy and Ms. Thomas identify Herman E. Calloway as Bud's grandfather. Bud finally feels at home in his mother's bedroom, and is eager to learn how to play the trumpet, and join the band.
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