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Rodman Philbrick

Autore di Basta guardare il cielo

48+ opere 12,750 membri 347 recensioni 2 preferito


Rodman Philbrick is an outstanding author who has won the prestigious American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults and Quick Pick Awards. Freak the Mighty has been made into a Hollywood film. Author location: USA


Opere di Rodman Philbrick

Basta guardare il cielo (1993) 4,734 copie, 147 recensioni
The Mostly True Adventures Of Homer P. Figg (2009) 1,955 copie, 56 recensioni
The Last Book in the Universe (2000) 1,495 copie, 81 recensioni
The Young Man And The Sea (2004) 884 copie, 11 recensioni
Max The Mighty (1998) 615 copie, 8 recensioni
Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina (2014) 609 copie, 19 recensioni
Wildfire: A Novel (2019) 500 copie, 7 recensioni
The Fire Pony (1996) 308 copie, 2 recensioni
Wild River (2021) 152 copie, 1 recensione
The Big Dark (2016) 144 copie, 5 recensioni
REM World (2000) 138 copie, 1 recensione
Coffins (2002) 63 copie
Abduction (1998) 42 copie
We Own the Sky (2022) 25 copie
The Big Chip (Tempus) (1990) 9 copie
Neon Flamingo (Stash) (1987) 6 copie
Brothers & Sinners (1993) 4 copie
Crystal Blue Persuasion (1988) 4 copie
Walk on the Water (1991) 3 copie
Dark Matter (2000) 2 copie
Slow Dancer (1984) 1 copia
Nine Levels Down (2012) 1 copia
Shooting Star : A Novel (2015) 1 copia

Opere correlate

Il ritorno di Dracula (1991) — Collaboratore — 495 copie, 3 recensioni
Philip Marlowe investigatore (1988) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni204 copie, 5 recensioni
Tomorrowland: 10 Stories About the Future (1999) — Collaboratore — 125 copie, 3 recensioni
Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1992) — Collaboratore — 72 copie, 1 recensione
The Black Moon (1989) — Collaboratore — 29 copie


Informazioni generali



Even though I truly enjoyed this story, I'm going to start off with a bummer. David Shannon, what were you thinking with the cover art? Homer looks like a young girly, doofy Severus Snape. Not a fan.

Moving on, there are many things to love about Homer P. Figg. He's an orphan from Maine (and a world class fibber) who worships his older brother and caretaker Harold. So when Harold is forced to join the army and fight in the Civil War, Homer sets off to rescue him.

In his travels Homer comes across two evil slave catchers, a rich Quaker named Mr. Brewster who houses a station for the Underground Railroad, a couple of scheming con artists, a group of medicine show performers, a hot air balloon captain, and lots of young soldiers. He's driven by his love for his brother and it leads him all the way to the Battle of Gettysburg.

This books moves fast. It has both humor and horror, plus a lot of rich historical detail. Super highly recommended.
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LibrarianDest | 55 altre recensioni | Jan 3, 2024 | rating: Approved
Historical Fiction: 1863

Louisa Knight's review on -
This book kind of reminded me of the Whipping Boy, and how the main character keeps falling in with the wrong crowd in his attempt to rescue his brother. On that count, and due to the people he falls in with in this book, I'd say this is for a slightly older crowd perhaps, though it's still not exactly "mature" content...

It's definitely action packed and told somewhat light-heartedly. And with the given title, you know the story is supposed to sound just a little far-fetched.

Ages: 12+

Cleanliness: Blacks are called "darkies" and the boy is reprimanded for using that term. The book talks about slavery - the details are not too mature. There is drinking and smoking. There are liars, thieves and scoundrels in this story - none of them are shown in a positive light, except maybe Homer who is a good liar and tells lies to escape. There is a woman covered in tattoos.
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MamaBearLendingDen | 55 altre recensioni | Jan 1, 2024 |
This book is about a boy named Max Kane who doesn't fit in. Max lives with his grandparents, Grim and Gram. After his friend known as Freak died, he forms a friendship with a little girl. He rescues this little girl from abuse. Max and the girl go on the run from the cops and other authority figures.
StephanieAllery | 7 altre recensioni | Feb 20, 2023 |


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