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Rodman Philbrick talks about "Freak The Mighty." [More BULLY Books]

"It was my privilege to know an extraordinary young man who lived with a rare spinal condition that meant he would never be much more than three feet tall.Freak the Mighty

Despite severe medical problems and an uncertain future, my brilliant young friend faced life with unconquerable spirit.

His remarkable personality inspired me to write an entirely fictional story called Freak the Mighty."

Award-winning writer Rodman Philbrick has been writing since the age of sixteen. He has published more than a dozen novels for young adult and adult readers, as well as many short stories, articles, and reviews. His first novel for young readers, Freak the Might, published in 1993, received numerous awards and honors including the prestigious California Young Readerís Medal, the Arizona Readerís Medal, the Maryland Childrenís Book Award, the Nebraska Golden Sower Award, and a Judy Lopez Memorial Award Honor. In addition, it was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and an ALA Recommended Book for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. Max the Mighty, the sequel to Freak the Mighty, is now available.

Freak the Mighty is now a Miramax (Disney) feature film titled The Mighty, starring a cast of prominent film actors including Sharon Stone, Gillian Anderson, Harry Dean Stanton, Gena Rowlands, and Kieran Culkin.

Mr. Philbrick and his wife, Lynn Harnett, have collaborated on a number of novels including The House on Cherry Street series and the Werewolf Chronicles series. They divide their time between homes in Maine and the Florida Keys.

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Other books by Rodman Philbrick:

The Mighty
Max the Mighty
The Fire Pony
The House on Cherry Street
Werewolf Chronicles
The Visitors

Email received from a reader of Freak the Mighty:

"i like the book freak the mighty it shows that little kids are smart and that they may be small but they could be bigger at other stuff see i am small but i know alot but i am always push around by big kids but i don't care because thats not going to hurt at the long run see i have lots of friends they help me so i am happy about that.See before i read freak the mighty i would be sad every time the big kids would push me around but now i don't."

yours truly janice :) :)