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The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick
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Jan 26, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: childrens-books
Read in January, 2010

Homer P Figg is good at telling a tall tale but this story that he tells is mostly true.

One day Homer’s terrible Uncle Squint decided to sell his brother, Harold illegally into the Union Army to fight in the Civil War. Homer who is only 12 knows that boys must be at least 18 to join the army and his brother is only 17. Home sets off from his home in the backwoods of Maine to get Harold back. Along the way he has many adventures that include helping some runaway slaves get to the Underground Railway, traveling with a medicine show as the famous pig-boy and taking a ride in a hot air balloon. His search for his brother lands him right in the middle of the worst battlefield in history, Gettysburg. Will Homer get his brother out of the Union army before it’s too late? You’ll laugh, cry and maybe even learn sone history.

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