Freak the Mighty

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Scholastic Inc., 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 169 pages
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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. (Made into the film, The Mighty.) * “A wonderful story of triumph over imperfection, shame, and loss.” – School Library Journal, starred review “Compelling…written with energy and…humor.” – The Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books


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One of my favourite books to read aloud - funny and sad. Read full review

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I started writing when I was about 12," Rodman Philbrick recalls. Now he is an award-winning author of more than 20 books for both adult and young adult readers. His widely acclaimed young adult novel, Freak the Mighty, was made into a movie, The Mighty. Before finding success as a writer, Philbrick, who is from Boston, worked as a carpenter, boat builder, and longshoreman. "I kept writing because that was the only thing I really wanted to do," he says. He and his wife, Lynn Harnett - with whom he has collaborated on a number of novels for young readers - divide their time between Maine and the Florida Keys. For more information about Rodman Philbrick, visit: and

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