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The 2010 Newbery Honor Book by highly acclaimed author Rodman Philbrick is now in paperback!
In this Newbery Honor-winning page-turner, twelve-year-old orphan Homer runs away from Pine Swamp, Maine, to find his older brother, Harold, who has been sold into the Union Army. With laugh-aloud humour, Homer outwits and outruns a colourful assortment of civil War-era thieves, scallywags, and spies as he makes his way south, following clues that finally lead him to Gettysburg. Even through a hail of gunfire, Homer never loses heart–but will he find his brother? Or will it be too late?
With engaging wit and comical repartee reminiscent of Mark Twain, master storyteller Rodman Philbrick introduces us to the unforgettable character of Homer in his latest groundbreaking novel.
About the Author:
Rodman Philbrick’s first novel for young readers, Freak the Mighty, won the California Young Readers Medal as well as numerous state awards. The sequel, Max the Mighty, received starred reviews, and his novel The Fire Pony was named a 1996 Capital Choice. His most recent books for the Blue Sky Press include The Last Book in the Universe, which was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, and The Young Man and the Sea, which was a School Library Journal Best Book of 2004 and received the Child Magazine Best Children‚s Book Award.