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The mostly true adventures of Homer P. Figg / Rodman Philbrick.

Book Book (2009.)
Description: 224 pages ; 22 cm
Publisher: New York : Blue Sky Press, 2009.
21 of 21 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
1 of 1 copy available at Salem.
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  • 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.
    • ISBN: 0439668182 (hardcover)
    • ISBN: 9780439668187 (hardcover)
    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.
    Summary: 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.
    Target Audience: 950 Lexile.
    Study Program Information: Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning MG 5.6 7.
    Alternate Title: Homer P. Figg
    Citation: Philbrick, W R. "The mostly true adventures of Homer P. Figg." New York : Blue Sky Press, 2009.

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