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Freak the Mighty (Scholastic Gold)

June 1, 2001 | Children's paperback
ISBN: 9780439286060
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Description

The heartwrenching story of two "special ed" boys who pair up to form a unique and empowering friendship. Two boys, a slow learner stuck in the body of a teenage giant and a tiny Einstein in leg braces, forge a unique friendship when they pair up to create one formidable human force.

About this Author

Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick has written more than a dozen novels for young readers. In 1993, he published his first children's book, Freak the Mighty, which became an instant classic, and was made into a feature film. The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg was a 2010 Newbery Honor Book. Philbrick's other acclaimed novels include Max the Mighty, The Young Man and the Sea, The Last Book in the Universe, Zane and the Hurricane, and Wildfire. Philbrick divides his time between Maine and the Florida Keys. You can learn more about him on his website: rodmanphilbrick.com.

ISBN: 9780439286060
Format: Children's paperback
Pages: 192
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Published: 2001-06-01

Reviews

Praise for Rodman Philbrick:

Freak the Mighty

A School Library Journal Best Book for Young Adults

A YALSA Best Book for Young Adults

A YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

An IRA Young Adults' Choices Book

A winner of: Arizona Young Readers' Award, California Young Reader Medal, Charlotte Award, Golden Sower Award (Nebraska), Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children's Literature (California), Soaring Eagle Book Award (Wyoming)

"Max's description of their friendship . . . is gritty, unsentimental, sparked with Freak's wry verbal wit and Max's earthier humor, and ultimately poignant. Easily read but compelling: an intriguing and unusual story." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg

A Newbery Honor Book

A Kentucky Bluegrass Award Nominee

An Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award Winner

A New York Public Library's "Children's Books" 2009 -- 100 Books for Reading and Sharing

A CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2010

"The book wouldn't be nearly as much fun without Homer's tall tales, but there are serious moments, too, and the horror of war and injustice of slavery ring clearly above the din of playful exaggerations." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

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