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Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439668182, Hardcover)
A dramatic, witty Civil War tale from bestselling author 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. (copy continues)
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:28:13 -0400)
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.
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