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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About Rodman Philbrick
Rodman Philbrick is the author of more than a dozen novels for adults and young adults including the critically acclaimed Freak the Mighty, which was made into a major motion picture.
Published by Listening Library (Audio) Jan 13, 2009| 301 Minutes| Middle Grade (8-12)| ISBN 9780739372333