• The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg (Scholastic Gold)
  • The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg (Scholastic Gold)
ISBN: 0439668212
EAN13: 9780439668217
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 1, 2011
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 0.6" H x 7.4" L x 5.2" W
Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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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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5
   Great story
My daughter rented this book from the library and then got water damage. I now want to keep a home copy in our new library. It is a fun story that reminds me of Huck Finn. I think that children of all ages will enjoy this story. It is the current night reading for myself and my 9 - year old daughter. I have had to explain some events as we read because it is written in the same tone or language as Huck Finn, so that it can be a little complicated at times for a younger reader.
 
5
   Love e-books
This provides a storyline that touches on remarkable events during the war, culminating in the war at Gettysburg, to which they made a field trip.
 
5
   A very 👍 good Adventure story.
This is a very good adventure story about a boy during the Civel War... and I highly recommend it... and is based on a true story... I gave it 5 stars...
 
5
   Great Read-Fun too!
As a Newbery Award book requirement, others were not a fun read. My son learned some real things that happened in the Civil War and also enjoyed a young boy's imagination on his journey.
 
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   Dark subject matter
Civil War - Troubles in this book are too dark of a subject matter for our taste. Maybe for kids who are 12 instead of 10?
 
5
   Even the most avoidant reader will enjoy this one
This book keeps a student on the edge of their seat wondering what will happen next, laughing at interesting names of characters or events, understanding the frustration of the main character and wanting to continue reading to see what comes next. As a parent, I encouraged my child to read to me and I found myself saying, what happened?! The reading level is about 6-7th grade. Vocabulary is, for most part, common language with a few older terms that you may have to explain to Generation Y or Z.
 
5
   Good Price, Quickly delivered
Granddaughter is participating in the Battle of the Books and this book is on her list. The book was available and shipped immediately.
 
5
   Written by Isaac, 3rd grader
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg was an interesting book with information like Professor Fleabottom's Elixir Show, Adventure and Threats! The main character's sibling is lost in the civil war. Do you find Homer willing to find him? Isaac, 3rd Grader :
 
5
   Great book
My 10-year-old son loved it and is very picky about what will hold his interest. He did not want to put the book down and said it was funny. He likes to read about adventures.
 
5
   ... 5th grade and he told me how much he enjoyed it. We discussed it several times while they ...
My grandson's class read this book in the 5th grade and he told me how much he enjoyed it. We discussed it several times, while reading slowly through the chapters over a few weeks. I enjoyed the time spent together discussing the subject matter very much. He suggested that I read the book and get it myself, so I did. Great book for the appropriate age group, as this has some fairly graphic content on civil war and slavery. I would not read for under 5, and would suggest along with an adult. Great discussion material :
 
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