Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Year Reviewed:: 2010
Review: Twelve-year old Homer runs away from his wicked uncle's farm to save his older brother, who was illegally sold into the Union Army as a soldier during the Civil War. Along the way, Homer meets some interesting characters in which he must rely on this instincts and "story-telling" abilities to find his brother.