by Rodman Philbrick
Twelve-year-old Homer, a poor but clever orphan, has extraordinary adventures after running away from his evil uncle to rescue his brother, who has been sold into service in the Civil War.
Book Trailers 1.
Scholastic Discussion Guide.
Literature Guide (Kids’ Wings).
Lexile: 950. Accelerated Reader: Level 5.6. Reading Counts: Level 7.4.
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award Master List 2010 – 2011 (Vermont). Georgia Book Award Nominees 2011-2012 (Grades 4-8). Maine Student Book Award List 2010-2011. Massachusetts Children’s Book Award Master List 2011-2012. Sequoyah Masterlist 2012 (Oklahoma). Rebecca Caudill Young Reader Award Nominee 2012 (). South Carolina Book Award Nominee 2011-2012.
Other Books to Read
Civilian Life During the Civil War (The-Best-Childrens-Books.org).