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    The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg

    The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg

    by 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. 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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    The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg (Enriched EBK)

    by Rodman Philbrick

    Life hasn't been easy for 12-year-old Homer and his older brother, Harold, since their mother passed away. They've been living with Uncle Squinton, the meanest man in the entire state of Maine. When Squinton sells Harold into service in the Union Army for a quick profit, Homer decides to take off and track down his brother's regiment.

    Once on the road, Homer travels by foot, wagon, train, steamship, hot-air balloon, and a horse named Bob. He encounters scoundrels, scallywags, and spies of every sort. And if his adventures are just too incredible to be believed, well, as Homer would say, "old Truth ain't nearly as useful as a fib sometime."

    With humor and just a touch of exaggeration, Homer spins a rousing, page-turning tale filled with historical encounters, daring deeds, and good old-fashioned adventure.

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The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg

Author: Rodman Philbrick

Interest Level:
3-7

Lexile Framework:
950L

Grade Level Equivalent:
7.4

Guided Reading Level:
X

Age:
8-12

Genre:
Adventure, Historical Fiction

Subject:
American Civil War, Siblings, Civil War Period and Reconstruction, Slavery, Underground Railroad, Abolition, Courage, Bravery, Heroism

About This Book

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

With the lighthearted voice yet serious content of Mark Twain's best fiction, master storyteller Rodman Philbrick takes readers on a colorful journey as young Homer P. Figg, an orphan, sets off to follow his only 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 many strange but real people of that era who will engage and educate 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 that is both entertaining and profound.

2010 Newbery Honor Book

• "Homer’s facile narration, and a little laying waste of the truth here and there, moves the plot quickly and creates a captivating read. Still, Homer never obscures the misfortunes of war and those who fought it." — Horn Book, starred review

•"Philbrick offers rip-roaring adventure in this Civil War–era novel featuring a mistreated orphan who doesn't let truth stand in the way of spinning a good yarn. The book wouldn't be nearly as much fun without Homer's tall tales, but there are serious moments, too, and the horror of war and injustice of slavery ring clearly above the din of playful exaggerations." — Publishers Weekly, starred review

 


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