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The mostly true adventures of Homer P. Figg

Author: W R Philbrick
Publisher: New York : Blue Sky Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Action and adventure fiction
Fiction
History
Juvenile works
Adventure fiction
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Philbrick, W.R. (W. Rodman).
Mostly true adventures of Homer P. Figg.
New York : Blue Sky Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)743036775
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W R Philbrick
ISBN: 9780439668187 0439668182
OCLC Number: 231584599
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection
ALA Notable Books for Children, 2010.
Newbery Honor Book, 2010.
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2010.
Target Audience: 950
Description: 224 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The meanest man in Maine --
Muddy blues --
The wretched lie --
The dark of the world --
Bears as big as boulders --
The worst smell ever --
The man in the sack --
Pancakes in heaven --
Quaker talk --
When the river cries like a baby --
The weasel comes a-calling --
The door in the dirt --
A wagonload of hope --
The hungry mouse --
Train to glory --
Frank T. Nibbly, entirely at your service --
Message for Homer Figg --
The smell of pigs --
The amazing pig boy --
The caravan of miracles --
Boiled by Indians --
The secret in the wagons --
The sound of guns --
Three oinks for Homer Pig --
See the elephant and die --
The terrible black wagons --
The mad balloon man --
Like a squirrel up a tree --
Like a bird with a broken wing --
When the screaming comes inside --
On the terrible first day of July --
Things best forgot --
M is for mutineer --
One small hill --
Even when they're dead --
What happened in the end --
Some additional Civil War facts, opinions, slang & definitions, to be argued, debated & cogitated upon.
Other Titles: Homer P. Figg
Responsibility: Rodman Philbrick.

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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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