Freak the Mighty

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Scholastic Inc., 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 169 pages
80 Reviews

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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FREAK THE MIGHTY

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

``The unvanquished truth'' concerning the extraordinary friendship between Kevin (``Freak''), a brilliant 12-year-old whose birth defect prevents growth, and gigantic Max, who recognizes in his new ... Read full review

A Wonderful Book About Being Different

User Review  - Reader Mom 1000 - Borders

This book was assigned summer 2008 reading for my soon-to-be 7th grader. The book report was due on the first day of school. He enjoyed it and so did I. We are now reading "Max the Mighty,' the sequel ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

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: scholastic.com/tradebooks and rodmanphilbrick.com

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