Rodman Philbrick’s first novel for young readers, Freak the Mighty, won the California Young Readers Medal as well as numerous state awards. The sequel, Max the Mighty, received starred reviews, and his novel The Fire Pony was named a 1996 Capital Choice. His most recent books for the Blue Sky Press include The Last Book in the Universe, which was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, and The Young Man and the Sea, which was a School Library Journal Best Book of 2004 and received the Child Magazine Best Children‚s Book Award.
Meet Maxwell Kane, narrator of Freak the Mighty. He’s a timid soul stuck in the body of a teenage giant with size 14 shoes. Haunted by a dark secret in his past, he hides out in his basement room, avoiding the world. But when a new kid moves in next...[SEE MORE]