The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg

Posted on November 26, 2011


by Rodman Philbrick
Scholastic 2009
Middle Grade
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.

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Discussion Questions/Guides
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Author Information
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Related Activities
Literature Guide (Kids’ Wings).

Curriculum Connections

Reading Levels
: 950. Accelerated Reader: Level 5.6. Reading Counts: Level 7.4.

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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 2010-2011Massachusetts 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.

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