At the beginning of eighth grade, learning disabled Max and his new friend Freak, whose birth defect has affected his body but not his brilliant mind, find that when they combine forces they make a powerful team.
ISBN-13: 9780439286060 (ISBN-10: 0439286069)
No of Pages: 176pp
Publisher: Scholastic US
Publication Date: 30 Jun 2001
Country of publication: United States
Rodman Philbrick is the author of six award-winning novels for young readers. His first novel, Freak the Mighty, won the California Young Reader Medal. It was received with great acclaim and has sold more than a million copies. The sequel, Max the Mighty, received starred reviews, and his novel The Fire Pony was named a 1996 Capital Choice. His more recent books for the Blue Sky Press are REM World; The Last Book in the Universe, which was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; and The Young Man and the Sea, which received a starred review from School Library Journal. He and his wife live in Maine and the Florida Keys.
-- ". . . riveting and poignant, with solid characters, brisk pacing, and . . . a little humor to carry us along". -- Booklist, boxed review