Freak the Mighty

Freak the Mighty
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-04-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781409591054

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Max is used to being called Stupid. And he is used to everyone being scared of him. On account of his size and looking like his dad. Kevin is used to being called Dwarf. On account of his size and being some cripple kid. But greatness comes in all sizes, and together Max and Kevin become Freak The Mighty and walk high above the world. An inspiring, heartbreaking, multi-award winning international bestseller.

Freak the Mighty Scholastic Gold

Freak the Mighty  Scholastic Gold
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-03-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780545600279

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Freak the Mighty joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content! It has been over 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. Freak the Mighty is sure to remain fresh, dramatic, and memorable for the next twenty years and beyond!

Freak the Mighty

Freak the Mighty
Author: W. Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2001
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780439286060

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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.

Max the Mighty

Max the Mighty
Author: Rod Philbrick,Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2013-06-25
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780545628228

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This is the dramatic, heart-wrenching tale of Max (from Freak the Mighty) and Worm, two outsiders who turn to each other for survival.

Wild River

Wild River
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-03-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781338647280

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Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick sends readers rushing down a raging river on a life-or-death adventure when a white water rafting trip goes terribly wrong! Daniel Redmayne is fast asleep on the first night of a white water rafting trip, when he's awoken by screams. The dam has failed. The river is surging, and their camp will be under water in a matter of moments.As the shrieking roar of the river rushes closer, the kids scramble to higher ground. They make it; their counselors do not.Now they're on their own, with barely any food or supplies, in the middle of the Montana wilderness. Do Daniel and his four classmates have what it takes to stay alive until they can get rescued? Alone in the wild, they forge powerful bonds -- but develop dangerous disagreements. If nature doesn't break them, they might just destroy each other.This gripping survival story from the Newbery Honor author of Wildfire is filled with adrenaline-pumping adventure and moments of true bravery.

Fire Pony

Fire Pony
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-04-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781409591078

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Everybody is welcome at the Bar None ranch, and to Roy and his big brother Joe, it seems like the ideal place to escape their past. Joe has a special way with horses and it soon becomes obvious that Roy takes after his brother when he breaks in the wild pony Lady Luck. But Joe also has a way with fire, a secret passion that Roy fears, because if Joe can't keep control, it could send their new life up in smoke. "Rodman Philbrick's gripping story reads like John Steinbeck." - Sunday Times

The Young Man And The Sea

The Young Man And The Sea
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-03-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780545600309

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A story of determination and survival from the acclaimed author of FREAK THE MIGHTY. "This thrilling and elegant book ... will hold the interest of even the most stalwart landlubber." -- PWTwelve-year-old Skiff Beaman's mom just died, and his fisherman dad is too depressed to drag himself off the couch and go to work. So these days Skiff has to take care of everything himself. But when his dad's boat sinks, Skiff discovers it will cost thousands to buy a new engine. Skiff's lobster traps won't earn him enough, but there are bigger fish in the sea -- bluefin tuna. If he can catch one of those monster fish, Skiff just might save the boat -- and his family.

The Mostly True Adventures Of Homer P Figg Scholastic Gold

The Mostly True Adventures Of Homer P  Figg  Scholastic Gold
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-11-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780545370875

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A Newbery Honor Book, this warm, funny, & heart-wrenching Civil War novel introduces readers to the Battle of Gettysburg & "Little Round Top," one of the most famous feats of bravery in U.S. history!

Finding Mighty

Finding Mighty
Author: Sheela Chari
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-05-30
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781683350613

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Along the train lines north of New York City, twelve-year-old neighbors Myla and Peter search for the link between Myla’s necklace and the disappearance of Peter’s brother, Randall. Thrown into a world of parkour, graffiti, and diamond-smuggling, Myla and Peter encounter a band of thugs who are after the same thing as Randall. Can Myla and Peter find Randall before it’s too late, and their shared family secrets threaten to destroy them all? Drawing on urban art forms and local history, Finding Mighty is a mystery that explores the nature of art and the unbreakable bonds of family.

Dead Ends

Dead Ends
Author: Erin Lange
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-02-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780571308286

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A riddle rarely makes sense the first time you hear it. The connection between Dane and Billy D doesn't make sense any time you hear it. But it's a collection of riddles that brings these two unlikely friends together. Dane Washington lives by two rules: don't hit girls and don't hit special kids. Billy D has Down's Syndrome and thinks a fierce boy who won't hit him could come in useful. Billy D has a puzzle to solve, after all, and he has the perfect plan to make Dane help him. Billy is sure the riddles in his atlas are really clues left by his missing dad. Together, Billy and Dane must embark on an epic road trip, although most of the clues lead to dead ends. What Dane doesn't realise is that Billy D isn't as innocent as he seems and the biggest secret is hidden close to home...

Rem World

Rem World
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2002
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 043908363X

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When Arthur Woodbury orders a weight-loss device from a comic book, he suddenly finds himself trapped in REM World, the endangered realm of dreams. Reprint.

The Last Book in the Universe

The Last Book in the Universe
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-03-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780545303873

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This fast-paced action novel is set in a future where the world has been almost destroyed. Like the award-winning novel Freak the Mighty, this is Philbrick at his very best.It's the story of an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz, who begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the planet. In a world where most people are plugged into brain-drain entertainment systems, Spaz is the rare human being who can see life as it really is. When he meets an old man called Ryter, he begins to learn about Earth and its past. With Ryter as his companion, Spaz sets off an unlikely quest to save his dying sister -- and in the process, perhaps the world.

Coffins

Coffins
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2015-01-27
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781504001137

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In rural Maine, a stop on the Underground Railroad is menaced by a supernatural force in this terrifying novel of pre–Civil War horror. Davis Bentwood has nearly finished medical school when he meets an abolitionist dwarf walking across Harvard Yard. Jeb Coffin is a nonpracticing doctor, a devoted student of transcendentalism whose home life has been shaken by tragedy. The two men become friends, and Coffin invites Bentwood to rural Maine to save his family from itself. The Coffins are noted abolitionists, their home a stop on the Underground Railroad, and lately they have been menaced by a supernatural terror. The tragedies are countless: two brothers killed, a father driven mad, and a baby frozen solid in its crib. At first Bentwood cannot bring himself to acknowledge the impossible horrors that have cursed this family. But he will not survive his sojourn in Maine unless he can open his mind to the possibility that something evil is waiting in the dark.

Lifeboat 12

Lifeboat 12
Author: Susan Hood
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-09-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781481468848

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“This page-turning true-life adventure is filled with rich and riveting details and a timeless understanding of the things that matter most.”—Dashka Slater, author of The 57 Bus “Brilliantly told in verse, readers will love Ken Sparks.” —Patricia Reilly Giff, two-time Newbery Honor winner “Lyrical, terrifying, and even at times funny. A richly detailed account of a little-known event in World War II.” —Kirkus Reviews “Middle grade Titanic fans, here’s your next read.” —BCCB “An edge-of-your seat survival tale.” —School Library Journal (starred review) A Junior Library Guild Selection A 2019 Golden Kite Middle Grade Fiction Award Winner In the tradition of The War That Saved My Life and Stella By Starlight, this poignant novel in verse based on true events tells the story of a boy’s harrowing experience on a lifeboat after surviving a torpedo attack during World War II. With Nazis bombing London every night, it’s time for thirteen-year-old Ken to escape. He suspects his stepmother is glad to see him go, but his dad says he’s one of the lucky ones—one of ninety boys and girls to ship out aboard the SS City of Benares to safety in Canada. Life aboard the luxury ship is grand—nine-course meals, new friends, and a life far from the bombs, rations, and his stepmum’s glare. And after five days at sea, the ship’s officers announce that they’re out of danger. They’re wrong. Late that night, an explosion hurls Ken from his bunk. They’ve been hit. Torpedoed! The Benares is sinking fast. Terrified, Ken scrambles aboard Lifeboat 12 with five other boys. Will they get away? Will they survive? Award-winning author Susan Hood brings this little-known World War II story to life in a riveting novel of courage, hope, and compassion. Based on true events and real people, Lifeboat 12 is about believing in one another, knowing that only by banding together will we have any chance to survive.

Zane and the Hurricane

Zane and the Hurricane
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-02-25
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780545633475

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Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick presents a gripping yet poignant novel about a 12-year-old boy and his dog who become trapped in New Orleans during the horrors of Hurricane Katrina. Zane Dupree is a charismatic 12-year-old boy of mixed race visiting a relative in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hits. Unexpectedly separated from all family, Zane and his dog experience the terror of Katrina's wind, rain, and horrific flooding. Facing death, they are rescued from an attic air vent by a kind, elderly musician and a scrappy young girl--both African American. The chaos that ensues as storm water drowns the city, shelter and food vanish, and police contribute to a dangerous, frightening atmosphere, creates a page-turning tale that completely engrosses the reader. Based on the facts of the worst hurricane disaster in U.S. history, Philbrick includes the lawlessness and lack of government support during the disaster as well as the generosity and courage of those who risked their lives and safety to help others. Here is an unforgettable novel of heroism in the face of truly challenging circumstances.