The Mostly True Adventures Of Homer P. Figg

By Rodman Philbrick

The 2010 Newbery Honor ebook by way of hugely acclaimed writer Rodman Philbrick is now in paperback!

In this Newbery Honor-winning page-turner, twelve-year-old orphan Homer runs clear of Pine Swamp, Maine, to discover his older brother, Harold, who has been bought into the Union military. With laugh-aloud humor, Homer outwits and outruns a colourful collection of civil War-era thieves, scallywags, and spies as he makes his manner south, following clues that eventually lead him to Gettysburg. Even via a hail of gunfire, Homer by no means loses heart--but will he locate his brother? Or will or not it's too late?
With attractive wit and comical repartee corresponding to Mark Twain, grasp storyteller Rodman Philbrick introduces us to the unforgettable personality of Homer in his most recent groundbreaking novel.

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