Freak the Mighty  -     By: Rodman Philbrick
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Max is a slow learner trapped inside of a huge, hulking body, who befriends a small boy with a giant, genius brain, and together they form an unstoppable bond. Together the two can face bullies, unhappy home lives, and whatever problem comes their way. Made into the movie, The Mighty (released 1998).

Please note: Parents may want to review content, serious themes of death and prison are woven throughout. Reading level: ages 8 to 12 years.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Scholastic Trade
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0439286069
ISBN-13: 9780439286060
Ages: 8-12

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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.)

 

Author Bio

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.

Editorial Reviews

* "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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