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A heart-warming, funny and fast-moving story set in 1930s America – past winner of the highly prestigious Newbery Medal.
Bud is on a journey. He has hit the road with one idea in mind – he wants to discover his father. He’s not got a lot to go on – just a flyer for a jazz band and his very own Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself. Despite encounters with a car-driving vampire, a monster-infested woodshed and even a real live girl, Bud presses on towards a surprising discovery …