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The 2010 Newbery Honor Book by highly acclaimed author Rodman Philbrick is now in paperback!

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)

These historical people and places will educate and engage young readers about our nation's past--in one of the most decisive moments of American history. In Homer's inspiring fight to track down his brother, Philbrick brings us another groundbreaking novel.

Funny, poignant, entertaining, and tragic, The Mostly True Aadventures of Homer Figg will be embraced and heralded by readers and reviewers alike. A magnificent novel by one of the best fiction writers of our century.

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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. A Newbery Honor Book.

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The 2010 Newbery Honor Book by highly acclaimed author Rodman Philbrick is now in paperback!

In this Newbery Honor-winning page-turner, twelve-year-old orphan Homer runs away from Pine Swamp, Maine, to find his older brother, Harold, who has been sold into the Union Army. With laugh-aloud humor, Homer outwits and outruns a colorful assortment of civil War-era thieves, scallywags, and spies as he makes his way south, following clues that finally lead him to Gettysburg. Even through a hail of gunfire, Homer never loses heart--but will he find his brother? Or will it be too late?

With engaging wit and comical repartee reminiscent of Mark Twain, master storyteller Rodman Philbrick introduces us to the unforgettable character of Homer in his latest groundbreaking novel.

About the Author

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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Beverly B, March 1, 2013 (view all comments by Beverly B)
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg is reminiscent of Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. Rodman Philbrick, best known for the classic Freak the Mighty, created a wonderful protagonist in Homer P.Figg. He is loyal, smart, scrappy and laugh-out-loud funny. When Homer's evil uncle sells Homer's little brother into the union army, Homer runs away to save him. The clever, humorous names of the characters Homer encounters (Uncle Squinton, Smelt, Professor Fleabottom) are entertaining enough to hold a reluctant reader's attention, but Homer's number one survival skill, telling whopper fibs, will keep readers anxiously awaiting the next adventure which usually comes in the next chapter.
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ISBN:
9780439668217
Author:
Philbrick, Rodman
Publisher:
Scholastic Paperbacks
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 19th Century
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. Civil War
Edition Description:
Paper Text
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.25 in
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by , 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. A Newbery Honor Book.
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The 2010 Newbery Honor Book by highly acclaimed author Rodman Philbrick is now in paperback!

In this Newbery Honor-winning page-turner, twelve-year-old orphan Homer runs away from Pine Swamp, Maine, to find his older brother, Harold, who has been sold into the Union Army. With laugh-aloud humor, Homer outwits and outruns a colorful assortment of civil War-era thieves, scallywags, and spies as he makes his way south, following clues that finally lead him to Gettysburg. Even through a hail of gunfire, Homer never loses heart--but will he find his brother? Or will it be too late?

With engaging wit and comical repartee reminiscent of Mark Twain, master storyteller Rodman Philbrick introduces us to the unforgettable character of Homer in his latest groundbreaking novel.

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