About the Book
Ten year old Bud Caldwell is an orphan growing up in Michigan in the 1930s. But he yearns to find his long lost father. Come along as he sets off on a search for a famous jazz musician who he believes is his father, dispensing advice and showing plenty of pluck along the way. Winner of the 2000 Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children, and also a winner of the Coretta Scott King Award.