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A 20th anniversary edition honors this unforgettable, classic story of two boys who are teased and harassed until they join forces and become invincible. Now with thirty-two pages of added content!

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!
Hardcover, 169 pages
Published on January 1, 2006 by Listening Library
ISBN-10: 0307259609
ISBN-13: 9780307259608
58 Book Reviews
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  • AbadTuesday, December 12, 2017 at 1:43 pm
    It's interesting when Max had no brain and Freak helped him
    • hufflepuffle
      hufflepuffleWednesday, November 15, 2017 at 6:22 am55 stars
      It was a great book. It was a great book and had great cliff hangers.
      • grace8390134
        grace8390134Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 5:19 am55 stars
        I agree. If you need a good book read Freak The MIghty.
      • anonymos userTuesday, July 25, 2017 at 5:19 pm
        It was an okay book
        • boi2005
          boi2005Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7:43 pm55 stars
          Freak the mighty is about a two kids one named freak (Kevin) and Max the taller one and one summer day in July
          • amy_14
            amy_14Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 8:31 am55 stars
            This book is amazing. It is about two boys Kevin and Max, who didn't even know each other at first. Then, when they met it changed everything. Together they became Freak The Mighty! My favorite quote from this book is the very first line. "I never had a brain until Freak came along...." . You people should definitely read this book!
            • kittykat17
              kittykat17Friday, June 3, 2016 at 9:15 am55 stars
              I loved this book so much.....But.... I HATED....The end because my favorite character died. :<
              • chrisfootballs
                chrisfootballsFriday, June 3, 2016 at 9:13 am55 stars
                The story is intersting becuase they MAx and freak become best friends but the night of Freak birthday he has sesire and he is sent to the hospital.
                • sherkismyfather
                  sherkismyfatherFriday, June 3, 2016 at 9:10 am55 stars
                  I read this with my class it was funny when freak started to yell random things during the fireworks
                  • sushi321
                    sushi321Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 7:33 am55 stars
                    We read this together as a class and it was really good!! it was about two very "abnormal" friends caring for each other when times were hard. Great Book!!
                    • sickdog
                      sickdogWednesday, November 4, 2015 at 4:46 pm55 stars
                      i was reading it as a class book and evrey body enjoyed it and i loved it because of all the suspence.