The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg (Newbery Honor Book)

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 5 - 10X5.645255
A dramatic, witty Civil War tale from bestselling author Rodman Philbrick

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)
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published on January 1, 2009 by The Blue Sky Press
ISBN-10: 0439668182
ISBN-13: 9780439668187
4 Book Reviews
  • andsay1617
    andsay1617Friday, May 12, 2017 at 9:11 am55 stars
    I liked how I could picture the characters in my head. The author was able to give great details to the reader and it helped my imagination. The story was action-packed and very enjoyable. I listened to the audiobook while following the story in my paperback book. This made the book more exciting because the audiobook used different voices.
    • whovian111
      whovian111Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 12:08 pm55 stars
      The story was great and it has true facts about the civil war so I also learned some stuff.
      • mrmark
        Mr. MarkTuesday, October 14, 2014 at 6:50 am55 stars
        U should read it's about the civil war.
        • someonewhoissmart
          someonewhoissmartSunday, November 27, 2011 at 7:58 am
          This book is a great historical-fiction book about war and loss. Homer travels across numerous war fields in order to find his brother who was illegally sold to the war. Will they come out alive?