Freak the Mighty
Written by Rodman Philbrick
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The Lovereading4Kids comment
A poignant and moving story that is ultimately uplifting about friendship triumphing over adversity. Funny, touching and inspirational yet cleverly mixed with some scary and tragic moments, it is the story of Max who is considered big and stupid who everyone is scared of and Kevin, a boy who never grew beyond 3 foot tall who is always being laughed at. But greatness comes in all sizes, and together Max and Kevin become Freak the Mighty and walk high above the world.
Comment from the author, Rodman Philbrick:
"I believe that we have the ability to change our lives using our imaginations. Imagination is a muscle – the more you use it, the stronger it gets."
A piece of passion from the Editor:
Quite simply one of the best books I’ve ever read. It makes you laugh and cry in equal measure and its two extraordinary characters are completely unforgettable. A great modern classic.
Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
Maxwell Kane is feared and bullied because of his mental slowness and enormous size. Kevin is smart, quirky and funny with insatiable curiosity and zest for life but he suffers from a rare genetic condition, which inhibits the growth of his body. Yet the combination of Kevin and Maxwell is formidable, when together they become Freak the Mighty.
'As funny as it is touching and convincing.' - The Guardian
'Moving and inspirational.' - Funday Times
'Uplifting.' - The Bookseller
About the Author
Interest Age: 10+
More books by Rodman Philbrick
Usborne Publishing Ltd
30th March 2007
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