Freak the Mighty (20th Anniversary Edition) (Hardcover)

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A 20th anniversary edition honors this unforgettable, classic story of two boys who are teased and harassed until they join forces and become invincible. Now with thirty-two pages of added content!

It has been twenty years--and more than two million copies, eight foreign editions, and a popular Miramax feature film--since the world was introduced to this powerful story of a unique friendship between a troubled, oversized boy and the tiny, physically challenged genius who proves that courage comes in all sizes. This simple yet timeless story explores many themes, including bullying--an important topic in today's schools. Now we have a new edition to celebrate this poignant novel's success.Thirty-two pages of new content offers: extensive Q&A with the Newbery Honor-winning author; letters between the author and fans; author's exclusive commentary on the film, THE MIGHTY, and the book's effect on a generation of readers; and the original text.Perfect for teachers, librarians, and perennial fans, this anniversary edition is also a spectacular introduction for new readers. FREAK THE MIGHTY is sure to remain fresh, dramatic, and memorable for the next twenty years and beyond!

About the Author


Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick has written more than a dozen novels for young readers. In 1993, he published his first children's book, Freak the Mighty, which became an instant classic, and was made into a feature film. The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg was a 2010 Newbery Honor Book. Philbrick's other acclaimed novels include Max the Mighty, The Young Man and the Sea, The Last Book in the Universe, Zane and the Hurricane, and Wildfire. Philbrick divides his time between Maine and the Florida Keys. You can learn more about him on his website: rodmanphilbrick.com.

Praise For…


Praise for Rodman Philbrick:Freak the MightyA School Library Journal Best Book for Young Adults A YALSA Best Book for Young AdultsA YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult ReadersAn IRA Young Adults' Choices BookA winner of: Arizona Young Readers' Award, California Young Reader Medal, Charlotte Award, Golden Sower Award (Nebraska), Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children's Literature (California), Soaring Eagle Book Award (Wyoming)* "Max's description of their friendship . . . is gritty, unsentimental, sparked with Freak's wry verbal wit and Max's earthier humor, and ultimately poignant. Easily read but compelling: an intriguing and unusual story."--Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewThe Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. FiggA Newbery Honor BookA Kentucky Bluegrass Award NomineeAn Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award WinnerA New York Public Library's "Children's Books" 2009 -- 100 Books for Reading and SharingA CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2010* "The book wouldn't be nearly as much fun without Homer's tall tales, but there are serious moments, too, and the horror of war and injustice of slavery ring clearly above the din of playful exaggerations."--Publishers Weekly, starred reviewThe Young Man and the SeaA Capitol ChoiceA Cooperative Children's Book Center ChoiceA School Library Journal Best Book and starred review"Readers will be hooked."--Kirkus ReviewsThe Last Book in the UniverseA Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the YearA VOYA Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror BookA National Council for the Social Studies NCSS Notable BookA YALSA Best Books for Young Adults"Philbrick has outdone himself. . . . . this futuristic novel will stimulate thought and discussion among contemporary readers."--VOYAThe Fire PonyA Capitol ChoiceA Maryland Children's Book Award Winner* "Crisply eventful, pungent in its descriptions, crackling with action, Philbrick has created a real dilly of a novel."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Praise for Rodman Philbrick:Freak the MightyA School Library Journal Best Book for Young Adults A YALSA Best Book for Young AdultsA YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult ReadersAn IRA Young Adults' Choices BookA winner of: Arizona Young Readers' Award, California Young Reader Medal, Charlotte Award, Golden Sower Award (Nebraska), Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children's Literature (California), Soaring Eagle Book Award (Wyoming)* "Max's description of their friendship . . . is gritty, unsentimental, sparked with Freak's wry verbal wit and Max's earthier humor, and ultimately poignant. Easily read but compelling: an intriguing and unusual story."--Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewThe Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. FiggA Newbery Honor BookA Kentucky Bluegrass Award NomineeAn Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award WinnerA New York Public Library's "Children's Books" 2009 -- 100 Books for Reading and SharingA CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2010* "The book wouldn't be nearly as much fun without Homer's tall tales, but there are serious moments, too, and the horror of war and injustice of slavery ring clearly above the din of playful exaggerations."--Publishers Weekly, starred reviewThe Young Man and the SeaA Capitol ChoiceA Cooperative Children's Book Center ChoiceA School Library Journal Best Book and starred review"Readers will be hooked."--Kirkus ReviewsThe Last Book in the UniverseA Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the YearA VOYA Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror BookA National Council for the Social Studies NCSS Notable BookA YALSA Best Books for Young Adults"Philbrick has outdone himself. . . . . this futuristic novel will stimulate thought and discussion among contemporary readers."--VOYAThe Fire PonyA Capitol ChoiceA Maryland Children's Book Award Winner* "Crisply eventful, pungent in its descriptions, crackling with action, Philbrick has created a real dilly of a novel."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Product Details
ISBN: 9780545566452
ISBN-10: 0545566452
Publisher: The Blue Sky Press
Publication Date: August 27th, 2013
Pages: 208
Language: English