Freak the Mighty

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Scholastic Inc., Jun 1, 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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Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick; from prior to LT; (5*) I loved this Y/A book about a boy, large for his age but slow, and a boy, small for his age, physically handicapped & ill with Morquio ... Read full review

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User Review  - RalphLagana - LibraryThing

I actually prefer Max the Mighty, which is the sequel to this book. This is an at times inspiring book and gives poignant account of book struggling with a terrible disease and his resolve to not let it dampen his spirits. Phillbrick can tell a tale for sure. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Rodman Philbrick is the author of six award-winning novels for young readers. His first novel, Freak the Mighty, won the California Young Reader Medal. It was received with great acclaim and has sold more than a million copies. The sequel, Max the Mighty, received starred reviews, and his novel The Fire Pony was named a 1996 Capital Choice. His more recent books for the Blue Sky Press are REM World; The Last Book in the Universe, which was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; and The Young Man and the Sea, which received a starred review from School Library Journal. He and his wife live in Maine and the Florida Keys.

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