The mostly true adventures of Homer P. Figg /

Twelve-year-old Homer, a poor but clever orphan, has extraordinary adventures after running away from his evil uncle to rescue his brother, who has been sold into service in the Civil War.

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Main Author: Philbrick, W. R. (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : Blue Sky Press, 2009.
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Main Author:Philbrick, W. R. (W. Rodman), author.
Summary:Twelve-year-old Homer, a poor but clever orphan, has extraordinary adventures after running away from his evil uncle to rescue his brother, who has been sold into service in the Civil War.

A dramatic, witty Civil War tale from bestselling author Rodman Philbrick

Master storyteller Rodman Philbrick takes readers on a colorful journey as young Homer Figg sets off to follow his brother into the thick of the Civil War. Through a series of fascinating events, Homer's older brother has been illegally sold to the Union Army. It is up to Homer to find him and save him. Along the way, he encounters strange but real people of that era: two tricksters who steal his money, a snake-oil salesman, a hot-air balloonist, and finally, the Maine regiment who saved Little Round Top at the Battle of Gettysburg and won the war for the Union. (copy continues)

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Physical Description:224 pages ; 22 cm
Audience:950
Awards:A Junior Library Guild selection
ALA Notable Books for Children, 2010.
Newbery Honor Book, 2010.
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2010.
ISBN:9780439668187 (reinforced)
0439668182 (reinforced)
9780439668217
0439668212
9780329728656
0329728652
Author Notes:

Rodman Philbrick is the author of six award-winning novels for young readers. His first novel, Freak the Mighty, won the California Young Reader Medal. It was received with great acclaim and has sold more than a million copies. The sequel, Max the Mighty, received starred reviews, and his novel The Fire Pony was named a 1996 Capital Choice. His more recent books for the Blue Sky Press are REM World; The Last Book in the Universe, which was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; and The Young Man and the Sea, which received a starred review from School Library Journal. He and his wife live in Maine and the Florida Keys.

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