Freak the Mighty

Freak the Mighty
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2015-04-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1409591050

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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. And he is used to everyone laughing at him. 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.

Max the Mighty

Max the Mighty
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-06-25
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0545628229

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A companion to Newbery Honor winning author Rodman Philbrick's Freak the Mighty. This is the dramatic, heart-wrenching tale of Max and Worm, two outsiders who turn to each other for survival. Meet Maxwell Kane, the brooding giant-of-a-boy who escaped from his basement hiding place and faced the real world in FREAK THE MIGHTY.Still grieving over the loss of his best friend, Kevin, Max finds himself defending a young, solitary girl cruelly nicknamed "Worm" because she loves to read so much.When Max gets blamed for a horrific crime, he and Worm are forced to run for their lives. They flee across America -- hunted by the police, and pursued by the mysterious man known as the Undertaker. The only way they can survive is to confront Worm's darkest and most revealing secret. And that means facing something more frightening than death itself.

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg (Scholastic Gold)

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg (Scholastic Gold)
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2012-11-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0545370876

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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! In this emotive, Newbery Honor-winning page-turner, 12 year-old orphan Homer runs away from Pine Swamp, Maine, to find his older brother, Harold, who has been sold into the Union Army. With laugh-aloud humor, Homer outwits and outruns a colorful assortment of Civil War-era thieves, scallywags, and spies as he makes his way south, following clues that finally lead him to the Battle of Gettysburg and the dramatic story of the 20th Maine at Little Round Top. Even through a hail of gunfire, Homer never loses heart--but will he find his brother? Or will it be too late?With engaging wit and comical repartee reminiscent of Mark Twain, master storyteller Rodman Philbrick introduces us to the unforgettable character of Homer in this groundbreaking historical novel.The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!

Wild River (The Wild Series)

Wild River (The Wild Series)
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 165
Release: 2021-03-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1338647288

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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.

The Last Book in the Universe (Scholastic Gold)

The Last Book in the Universe (Scholastic Gold)
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2013-03-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0545303877

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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.

Stay Alive: The Journal of Douglas Allen Deeds, The Donner Party Expedition, 1846

Stay Alive: The Journal of Douglas Allen Deeds, The Donner Party Expedition, 1846
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2021-12-07
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1338692305

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"Soon we will eat the frozen cattle.... And then, when that is gone, what shall we eat?Shall we eat the snow? Shall we eat the ice? Shall we eat the bark on the frozen trees?What shall we eat?"Spring, 1846: Douglas Allen Deeds dreams of starting a new life out West. When the opportunity to join the Donner Party Expedition arises, he leaves the life he's known behind to set out on the nearly 2,000-mile trek from Independence, Missouri to sunny California.But progress is slow. Brutal heat, poisoned water, and rough terrain slows the expedition down. Soon they have a choice: continue on the known but grueling trail, or take a shortcut that would cut 350 miles from their journey-but take them through unknown territory. Is it worth the risk?Winter comes quickly in the mountains, and the wrong choice could leave them stranded in the Sierra Mountains when the snow comes, with no shelter, supplies, or even food.Newbery Honor-winning author Rodman Philbrick brings to life the excitement, danger, and horrors of the Donner Party's journey west.

Dead Ends

Dead Ends
Author: Erin Jade Lange
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-09-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1619630818

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A riddle rarely makes sense the first time you hear it. The connection between Dane, a bully, and Billy D, a guy with Down Syndrome, doesn't even make sense the second time you hear it. But it's a collection of riddles that solidify their unlikely friendship. Dane doesn't know who his dad is. Billy doesn't know where his dad is. So when Billy asks for Dane's help solving the riddles his dad left in an atlas, Dane can't help but agree. The unmarked towns lead them closer to secrets of the past. But there's one secret Billy isn't sharing. It's a secret Dane might have liked to know before he stole his mom's car and her lottery winnings and set off on a road trip that will put him face to face with Billy's dad.

The Young Man and the Sea

The Young Man and the Sea
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-03-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0545600308

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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.

Rem World

Rem World
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2002
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780439083638

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Arthur Woodbury is tired of being called fat. When he orders a weight-loss device from a comic book, he suddenly finds himself trapped in REM World, the endangered realm of dreams. He has to save REM World, or the future will cease to exist!

Fire Pony

Fire Pony
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2015-04-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1409591077

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Roy and his big brother, Joe, are on the run from their past. When they fetch up at the Bar None ranch their shared passion for horses soon wins them great respect, and Roy is offered the chance of a lifetime – to break in a wild pony that runs like the desert wind. He is even promised that if he can ride Lady Luck, he can keep her – a dream come true. But Roy knows that Joe has a dangerous secret... a dark obsession that could explode at any time and send Roy’s dream, and their whole world, up in smoke. Full of rich detail of life in the American west, Fire Pony is an emotionally charged thriller by the internationally acclaimed author, Rodman Philbrick.