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The Mighty Mass Market Paperback – May 7, 1998

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Read by Elden Henson
Two cassettes / 3 hours 16 mins.

Meet Maxwell Kane, narrator of The Mighty.  He's a timid soul stuck in the body of a teenage giant with size 14 shoes.  Hounted by a dark secret in his past, he hides out in his basement room, avoiding the world.  When a new kid moves in next door--a small, brainy boy with leg braces and a major attitude--Max's life changes forever.  The two outcasts from the 'normal' world team up to become Freak The Mighty.

Like knights of old they defend the weak, right every wrong--and solve the mysteery of Max's past.  Proving once and for all that courage comes in all sizes. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Rodman Philbrick published more than 15 adult mystery and suspense novels before writing Freak The Mighty.  He and his wife, novelist Lynn Harnett, divide their time between Maine and the Florida Keys.

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Elden Henson, who plays Mas in the feature film is currently attending college where he studies film.  His previous work includes acting roles on television and in film including The Mighty Ducks 1,2 & 3. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Lexile Measure: 1000L (What's this?)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 169 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic; First later printing edition (May 7, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590110225
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590110228
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,740,667 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Mass Market Paperback
An emotional roller coaster

"The Mighty", by Rodman Philbrick, is an excellent fiction novel that really moved me. The theme of this book, or at least one of them, is that two complete opposites can come together to make a friendship and a team. This story is about two kids: Maxwell Kane, a timid, gentle giant who is slow in school and haunted by a secret of his past times. He likes to hang out in his room in the basement (the dungeon) where he is isolated from everyone else. The other kid is Kevin. He is a smart kid with leg braces and a big heart. These two opposites combine with Kevin's sense of adventure to make for a heartwarming and exciting story. This author makes an excellent plot in this book. Two kids don't have to take to any bullying. This book teaches kids to stand up for themselves. Rodman Philbrick does an excellent job of tying together comedy, adventure, and heartbreak all into one book. This book is one that will affect the heart and minds of many people. The plot was so amazing that nobody would ever want to put it down. Rodman Philbrick wrote an excellent story with "The Mighty" and I am now going to search for more of his titles.
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When I taught junior high English, this was one of my favorite books to teach. Boys and girls alike loved this story. Because it is told from the point of view of a junior high boy with a learning disability, the voice is engaging and enjoyable. As these two boys develop a deep friendship, they learn about King Arthur, chivalry, and quests. Max ends up learning he's not as dumb as he thought he was and that although he looks like his father, he's nothing like him as a person.

This is a story with a message about the power of friendship, overcoming obstacles, and being the author of one's own destiny. It is a must-read for junior high students, especially boys. This is one you might want to read with your kids, since there will be many valuable lessons you can discuss together.
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I really enjoyed listening to this story on cassette. This is a story about two boys, Kevin and Maxwell, who don't really fit in with everyone else. They become best friends and do everything together. Some of the story was a little slow but got a little more exciting when Maxwell's father came back to town after being in prison. He was in prison for killing his wife, Max's mother. I would recommend others to listen to this audio. While listening to the story, you kind of become part of it because you are picturing it in your mind using your imagination.
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This book was so good for my soul, that I don't want to talk about it too much lest I ruin the whole experience of digesting it.
This wonderful novel put me back in touch with innocence, wonder and the miracle of friendship. I highly recommend it to anyone feeling a little jaded with life or too old to dream.
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