The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
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The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg

Written by Rodman Philbrick
Published by Perfection Learning
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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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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    January 1, 2011
    Page Count
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    9 - 12 years
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    Lexile® Level
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