Annotations for Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
Baker & Taylor
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.
Findaway World Llc
Although he is underage, Homer P. Figg's beloved older brother, Harold, is illegally sold into the Union Army by their ruthless guardian. Now Homer must run away from Pine Swamp, Maine, and his wretched home to find his brother and save him from the war, before it's too late.In a story filled with adventure, humor, and danger, award-winning novelist Rodman Philbrick tells of the turbulent, passionate times-from rural Maine to the Battle of Gettysburg--in the Civil War. Here is historical fiction at its most engaging, portraying the 1860s through the observant eyes of a backwoods boy who is both courageous and funny-and always willing to stretch the truth to his own advantage. A master of plot twists and vivid characters, Philbrick sweeps readers into the unpredictable events--both colorful and tragic--of this powerful turning point in American history.
Random House, Inc.
A dramatic, witty, Civil War tale from bestselling author Rodman Philbrick.
hrough a series of fascinating events, Homer's older brother has been illegally sold to the Union Army, and it's up to Homer to save him. Along the way, he encounters strange but real people of that different era. These historical people and places will educate and engage young listeners about our nation's past--in one of the most decisive moments of American history.
Rodman Philbrick on writing:
"I believe that we have the ability to change our lives using our imaginations. Imagination is a muscle--the more you use it, the stronger it gets."