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!
Rodman Philbrick is the author of seven 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 two million copies. The sequel, MAX THE MIGHTY, received starred reviews, and his most recent novel, THE MOSTLY TRUE ADVENTURES OF HOMER P. FIGG, is a Newbery Honor Book. His additional novels for the Blue Sky Press include THE FIRE PONY, a 1996 Capitol Choice; 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 lives in Maine and the Florida Keys.