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Philbrick, W. R.
THE MOSTLY TRUE ADVENTURES OF HOMER P. FIGG
Blue Sky Press, 2009.
IL 3-9, RL 4.9
ISBN 0439668182
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Homer P Figg goes in search of his older brother who has been tricked into signing up for the Union Army.  After outwitting two slave hunters, befriended by an abolitionist joining a medicine show, riding off in a balloon, among other exploits, Homer finds his brother during the Battle of Gettysburg. From the farm in Maine to heroes on the battle field The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg incorporate serious issues of war and slavery balanced with Homerís fanciful tall tales.  (New Hampshire Great Stone Face nominee, 2009-2010)
SUBJECTS:     Orphans -- Fiction.
                        Brothers -- Fiction.
                        United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction.
                        Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.
                        Adventure fiction.

 
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