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

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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

Rodman Philbrick's The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg was chosen as a Newbery Honor Book, and his novel Zane and the Hurricane has received numerous starred reviews and was honored on the 2015-2016 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List. His first book for young readers, Freak the Mighty, was an immediate bestseller and continues to be a classic, with close to three million copies in print. Philbrick divides his time between Maine and Florida. Visit him at

Praise For…

Praise for Rodman Philbrick:

Freak the Mighty

A School Library Journal Best Book for Young Adults

A YALSA Best Book for Young Adults

A YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

An IRA Young Adults' Choices Book

A 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 review

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg

A Newbery Honor Book

A Kentucky Bluegrass Award Nominee

An Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award Winner

A New York Public Library's "Children's Books" 2009 -- 100 Books for Reading and Sharing

A 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 review

The Young Man and the Sea

A Capitol Choice

A Cooperative Children's Book Center Choice

A School Library Journal Best Book and starred review

"Readers will be hooked."--Kirkus Reviews

The Last Book in the Universe

A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year

A VOYA Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Book

A National Council for the Social Studies NCSS Notable Book

A YALSA Best Books for Young Adults

"Philbrick has outdone himself. . . . . this futuristic novel will stimulate thought and discussion among contemporary readers."--VOYA

The Fire Pony

A Capitol Choice

A 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