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.
About the Author
Rodman Philbrick's most recent novel, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg, received numerous awards and was chosen as a Newbery Honor Book. His first book for young readers, Freak the Mighty, was an immediate bestseller and continues to be a classic, with close to three million copies in print. His highly acclaimed titles include The Young Man and the Sea; The Last Book in the Universe; and The Fire Pony. Philbrick divides his time between Maine and Florida. Visit him at www.rodmanphilbrick.com.
William Dufris began his audio career in London, England. He co-found the audio production company The Story Circle, Ltd in the UK. In the US, he founded Mind's Eye Productions and co-founded Rocky Coast Radio Theatre in addition to The AudioComics Company, for which he is producer, director, actor and engineer. Durfis was nominated six times as a finalist for the APA's prestigious Audie Awards. He garnered eighteen Golden Earphones Awards through "AudioFile" magazine, which honored him as one of The Best Voices at the End of the Century. Of his work, "AudioFile" said, "William Dufris commands a dazzling array of voices that bring to life the dozens of audiobooks he's narrated." His audiobook credits include many of Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen, Ph.D.'s works, such as "Days of Infamy "and "Pearl Harbor", in addition to George McGovern's "Abraham Lincoln", Neal Stephenson's "Cryptonomicon" and John Scalzi's "The Ghost Bridges".
Dufris acted on stage and in television and is best known as the original North American voice of the cartoon character Bob in Nickelodeon's popular children's show, "Bob the Builder". Additionally, he worked with legendary director Dirk Maggs on his audio drama productions of "Spider-Man."