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Rodman Philbrick

  • 4 stars across 9 books
    Rodman Philbrick grew up on the coast of New Hampshire and has been writing since the age of sixteen. For a number of years he published mystery and suspense fiction for adults. Brothers & Sinners won the Shamus Award in 1994, and two of his other detective novels were nominees. In 1993 his debut young adult novel, Freak the Mighty , won numerous honors, and in 1998 was made into the feature film The Mighty , starring Sharon Stone and James Gandolfini. Freak the Mighty has become a standard reading selection in thousands of classrooms worldwide, and there are more than three million copies in print. In 2010 Philbrick won a Newbery Honor for The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg .

    Lynn Harnett, who was married to Rodman Philbrick, passed away in 2012. She was a talented journalist, editor, and book reviewer, and she had a real knack for concocting scary stories that make the reader want to laugh, shriek with fear, and then turn the page to find out what happens next.
    8th March 2018

    Who Killed Darius Drake?

    Whatever you've heard about Darius Drake... it's wrong. Some of the stories are lies, some are mistakes, and the rest we... More

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    28th October 2005

    The Fire Pony

    A tale of one boy's overwhelming passion and loyalty, this book combines the emotional intensity of The Horse Whisperer ... More

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    1st March 2007

    Freak The Mighty

    Max is used to being called Stupid. And he is used to everyone being scared of him. On account of his size and looking l... More

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    25th July 2008

    Fire Pony

    Roy and his big brother, Joe, are on the run from their past when they fetch up at the Bar None Ranch. Their shared pass... More

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    25th July 2008

    Lobster Boy

    'Lobster Boy' is an inspirational and compelling story of adventure and survival set against the savagery of nature and ... More

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    1st July 2008

    The Last Book In The Universe

    In a land dominated by vicious gangs and mindprobe entertainment, Spaz is alone. His foster sister is the only good thin... More

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    12th April 2018

    The Final Nightmare

    Two children face the terrors of a house that wants them dead Can Jason and Sally survive the evil spirits in t... More

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    12th April 2018

    The Horror

    A haunted house continues its quest for vengeance on two young children After surviving the wrath of the house ... More

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    12th April 2018

    The Haunting

    A vacation house has a terrifying past-one that only the children know about Jason, his little sister, Sally, an... More

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