Freak the Mighty

Freak the Mighty

By (author) R Philbrick

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At the beginning of eighth grade, learning disabled Max and his new friend Freak, whose birth defect has affected his body but not his brilliant mind, find that when they combine forces they make a powerful team.

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 132.08 x 187.96 x 15.24mm | 136.08g
  • 30 Jun 2001
  • Scholastic US
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0439286069
  • 9780439286060
  • 65,192

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Author Information

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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-- ". . . riveting and poignant, with solid characters, brisk pacing, and . . . a little humor to carry us along". -- Booklist, boxed review

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Back cover copy

MAX. FREAK. BEST FRIENDS. FOREVER."I never had a brain until Freak came along. . . ".That's what Max thought. All his life he'd been called stupid. Dumb. Slow. It didn't help that his body seemed to be growing faster than his mind. It didn't help that people were afraid of him. So Max learned how to be alone At least until Freak came along.Freak was weird, too. He had a little body -- and a really big brain. Together Max and Freak were unstoppable.Together, they were Freak the Mighty.

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