Freak the Mighty

Freak the Mighty

by Rodman Philbrick
Freak the Mighty

Freak the Mighty

by Rodman Philbrick


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Powered by two unforgettable characters, this classic story of unlikely friendship is as wholesome as they come.

An unexpected friendship leads to a life-changing story in this timeless classic by Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick.

"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.

  • Over two million copies sold and eight foreign editions!
  • Turned into a feature film starring Kieran Culkin and Sharon Stone
  • Themes of friendship and bullying make this story timeless
  • This classic by award-winning author Rodman Philbrick will continue to be a middle grade reading staple, now and in the years to come!
  • The Scholastic Gold edition contains exclusive bonus content, including a Q&A with the author, writing tips, and more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439286060
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/2001
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 6,632
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 930L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

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:
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