Bucking the Sarge

ISBN-10: 0440413311

ISBN-13: 9780440413318

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Luther T. Farrell has got to get out of Flint, Michigan. As his best friend Sparky says, " Flint's nothing but the Titanic." And his mother, a.k.a. the Sarge, says, " Take my advice and stay off the sucker path." The Sarge milked the system to build an empire of slum housing and group homes. Luther's just one of the many people trapped in the Sarge's Evil Empire-- but he's about to bust out. If Luther wins the science fair this year, he'll be on track for college and a future as America's best-known and best-loved philosopher. All he's got to do is beat his arch rival Shayla Patrick, the beautiful daughter of Flint's finest undertaker-- and the love of Luther's life. Sparky's escape plans involve a pit bull named Poofy and the world's scariest rat. Oh, and Luther. Add to the mix Chester X., Luther's mysterious roommate; Dontay Gaddy, a lawyer whose phone number is 1-800-SUE' M ALL; and Darnell Dixon, the Sarge's go-to guy who knows how to break all the rules. "Bucking the Sarge" is a story that only Christopher Paul Curtis could tell. Once again the Newbery Award- winning author of "Bud, Not Buddy" and "The Watsons Go to Birmingham-- 1963" gives us a whole new angle on life and a world full of unforgettable and hilarious characters. Readers will root for Luther and Sparky every step of the way. Praise for "The Watsons Go to Birmingham-- 1963": " An exceptional first novel." -- "Publishers Weekly," Starred " Ribald humor . . . and a totally believable child's view of the worldwill make this book an instant hit." -- "School Library Journal," Starred Praise for "Bud, Not Buddy": " Curtis has given a fresh, new look to a traditional orphan-finds-a-home story that would be a crackerjack read-aloud." -- "School Library Journal," Starred "From the Hardcover edition."
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Book details

List price: $6.99
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 5/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Newbery Medal-winning children's book author Christopher Paul Curtis was born in Flint, Michigan on May 10, 1953 and graduated from The University of Michigan. While there he won the Avery and Jules Hopwood Prizes for poetry and a draft of one of his early books. Curtis spent thirteen years on an assembly line hanging car doors. His story The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 received a Newbery Honor and a Coretta Scott King Honor, and Bud, Not Buddy became the first novel to win both of these awards. Elijah of Buxton received the 2008 Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, and a Newbery Honor. Curtis also won the 2009 Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' Literature.

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