The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
March 22, 2011
In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Boardwalk Branch will be discussing a series of Civil War historical novels. On April 7th at 7 p.m., we will talk about The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick.
Homer, a half-starved orphan boy who lives in rural Maine with his mean-spirited uncle and 17-year-old brother Harold, helplessly watches as Harold is sworn into the Union Army. After finding out that their avaricious uncle sold his underage nephew to substitute for a richer neighbor in the Civil War, 12-year-old Homer takes off on a rescue mission that will take him all the way to the Battle of Gettysburg.
This lively book discussion is open to readers ages 12 and up. Get a copy of this great book and register online for the program today. You can also check our catalog for other terrific titles by Rodman Philbrick, including Freak the Mighty.