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Rodman Philbrick

Autor/a de Freak the Mighty

48+ obres 12,176 Membres 348 Ressenyes 2 preferits

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Rodman Philbrick is an outstanding author who has won the prestigious American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults and Quick Pick Awards. Freak the Mighty has been made into a Hollywood film. Author location: USA


Obres de Rodman Philbrick

Freak the Mighty (1993) 4,494 exemplars
The Last Book in the Universe (2000) 1,459 exemplars
The Young Man And The Sea (2004) 854 exemplars
Max The Mighty (1998) 590 exemplars
Wildfire: A Novel (2019) 451 exemplars
The Fire Pony (1996) 292 exemplars
The Big Dark (2016) 140 exemplars
REM World (2000) 133 exemplars
Wild River (2021) 131 exemplars
Coffins (2002) 62 exemplars
Abduction (1998) 40 exemplars
Things (Visitors, Book II) (1997) 36 exemplars
We Own the Sky (2022) 22 exemplars
Ice for the Eskimo (Signet) (1986) 11 exemplars
The Big Chip (Tempus) (1990) 9 exemplars
Neon Flamingo (Stash) (1987) 6 exemplars
Crystal Blue Persuasion (1988) 4 exemplars
Brothers & Sinners (1993) 4 exemplars
Walk on the Water (1991) 3 exemplars
Dark Matter (2000) 2 exemplars
Nine Levels Down (2012) 1 exemplars
The Dark Rising 1 exemplars
Slow Dancer (1984) 1 exemplars
Shooting Star : A Novel (2015) 1 exemplars

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Even though I truly enjoyed this story, I'm going to start off with a bummer. David Shannon, what were you thinking with the cover art? Homer looks like a young girly, doofy Severus Snape. Not a fan.

Moving on, there are many things to love about Homer P. Figg. He's an orphan from Maine (and a world class fibber) who worships his older brother and caretaker Harold. So when Harold is forced to join the army and fight in the Civil War, Homer sets off to rescue him.

In his travels Homer comes across two evil slave catchers, a rich Quaker named Mr. Brewster who houses a station for the Underground Railroad, a couple of scheming con artists, a group of medicine show performers, a hot air balloon captain, and lots of young soldiers. He's driven by his love for his brother and it leads him all the way to the Battle of Gettysburg.

This books moves fast. It has both humor and horror, plus a lot of rich historical detail. Super highly recommended.
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LibrarianDest | Hi ha 55 ressenyes més | Jan 3, 2024 | rating: Approved
Historical Fiction: 1863

Louisa Knight's review on -
This book kind of reminded me of the Whipping Boy, and how the main character keeps falling in with the wrong crowd in his attempt to rescue his brother. On that count, and due to the people he falls in with in this book, I'd say this is for a slightly older crowd perhaps, though it's still not exactly "mature" content...

It's definitely action packed and told somewhat light-heartedly. And with the given title, you know the story is supposed to sound just a little far-fetched.

Ages: 12+

Cleanliness: Blacks are called "darkies" and the boy is reprimanded for using that term. The book talks about slavery - the details are not too mature. There is drinking and smoking. There are liars, thieves and scoundrels in this story - none of them are shown in a positive light, except maybe Homer who is a good liar and tells lies to escape. There is a woman covered in tattoos.
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MamaBearLendingDen | Hi ha 55 ressenyes més | Jan 1, 2024 |
This book is about a boy named Max Kane who doesn't fit in. Max lives with his grandparents, Grim and Gram. After his friend known as Freak died, he forms a friendship with a little girl. He rescues this little girl from abuse. Max and the girl go on the run from the cops and other authority figures.
StephanieAllery | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | Feb 20, 2023 |



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