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!
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.
- ! "Well, I was a butthead, because like I said, I never had a brain until Freak
moved down the street. That summer before eighth grade, right? That's the summer
I grew so fast that Grim said we'd best let the boy go barefoot, he's exploding
out of his shoes. That barefoot summer when I fell down a lot, and the weirdo robot
boy with his white-yellow hair and his weird fierce eyes moved into the duplex down
the block with his beautiful brown-haired mom, the Fair Gwen of Air.
falling-down goon would think that was her real name, right?
\tLike I said.
you paying attention here? Because you don't even know yet how we got to be Freak
the Mighty. Which was pretty cool, even if I do say so myself."