Funny Book Friday- The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg

Sometimes historical fiction can get a little weighty. Not so with this novel. I found myself smiling most of the time wondering what crazy
thing was going to happen next. Here’s the www.Goodreads.com write-up.

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg

By Rodman
Philbrick

Publisher: Scholastic

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

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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.

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 Adventures 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.

Cover Image Courtesy of Scholastic