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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,580 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rodman Philbrick Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Although he is underage, Homer P.  Figg’s beloved older brother, Harold, is illegally sold into the Union Army by their ruthless guardian. Now Homer must run away from Pine Swamp, Maine, and his wretched home to find his brother and save him from the war, before it’s too late.

In a story filled with adventure, humor, and danger, award-winning novelist Rodman Philbrick tells of the turbulent, passionate times–from rural Maine to the Battle of Gettysburg--in the Civil War. Here is historical fiction at its most engaging, portraying the 1860s through the observant eyes of a backwoods boy who is both courageous and funny–and always willing to stretch the truth to his own advantage. A master of plot twists and vivid characters, Philbrick sweeps readers into the unpredictable events--both colorful and tragic--of this powerful turning point in American history.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kristina | 2/18/2014

    " Really enjoyed this young readers story. Homer Figg narrates this story about searching for his older brother Harold. Harold is sold into the Union Army by their ruthless uncle. Homer sets out on his quest to find and rescue his brother before he is wounded or killed in the Civil War. Story begins in Maine and we t...ravel with Homer as he moves from one adventure to the next - always "stretching" the truth a bit! Homer ends up finding his brother at Gettysburg and up on Little Round Top under the command of Chamberlain. Historical fiction for kids - it was great! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Merry | 2/15/2014

    " This book just won a Newbery Honor (2010) and is written by an author with Maine connection. And Homer is a Mainer! So why don't I love this book? I think it's definitely a "style" issue for me -- the book is almost like a tall tale, with a protagonist who's content to lie at every turn. I tend not to care for books and movies like that. That style gave way to better writing (in my opinion) at the end of the book when Homer found himself in the Battle of Gettysburg with one of Maine's heroes, Joshua Chamberlain. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kim | 2/4/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book - laced with humor and wit, it was a good action driven storyline that kept me engaged. There was lots of information about the Civil War and life in America all those years ago. It truly made me grateful for stuff we take for granted - like transportation and medical care. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by elissa | 2/2/2014

    " More like 3 1/2 stars. Listened to this on a family road trip, and we all 4 liked it. My 9 yr old didn't want to pay so much attention at the beginning, but he got in to it as it went on. "

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