Freak the Mighty

Freak the Mighty
Author: W. Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780439286060
ISBN 13: 0439286069
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freak the Mighty Book Review:

At the beginning of eighth grade, learning disabled Max and his new friend Freak, whose birth defect has affected his body but not his brilliant mind, find that when they combine forces they make a powerful team.

Max the Mighty

Max the Mighty
Author: Rod Philbrick,Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2013-06-25
ISBN 10: 0545628229
ISBN 13: 9780545628228
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Max the Mighty Book Review:

This is the dramatic, heart-wrenching tale of Max (from Freak the Mighty) and Worm, two outsiders who turn to each other for survival.

Freak the Mighty

Freak the Mighty
Author: Germain Adriaan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2011-08-09
ISBN 10: 9786136533964
ISBN 13: 6136533960
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freak the Mighty Book Review:

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Freak the Mighty is a young adult fiction novel by Rodman Philbrick. Published in 1993, it was followed by the novel Max the Mighty in 1998. The primary characters are friends Maxwell Kane, a large, very slow, but kind-hearted boy, and Kevin Avery, nicknamed "Freak," who is physically crippled but very intelligent. (In the film, Kevin's last name was changed to Dillon.) Kevin is diagnosed with Morquio syndrome.The novel was adapted for the screen under the title The Mighty by Charles Leavitt; the film was shot in Toronto, Canada and Cincinnati, Ohio, and directed by Peter Chelsom, and released in 1998.

Fire Pony

Fire Pony
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-04-01
ISBN 10: 1409591077
ISBN 13: 9781409591078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fire Pony Book Review:

Everybody is welcome at the Bar None ranch, and to Roy and his big brother Joe, it seems like the ideal place to escape their past. Joe has a special way with horses and it soon becomes obvious that Roy takes after his brother when he breaks in the wild pony Lady Luck. But Joe also has a way with fire, a secret passion that Roy fears, because if Joe can't keep control, it could send their new life up in smoke. "Rodman Philbrick's gripping story reads like John Steinbeck." - Sunday Times

Tangerine

Tangerine
Author: Edward Bloor
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2006-09-01
ISBN 10: 0547417152
ISBN 13: 9780547417158
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tangerine Book Review:

Paul Fisher sees the world from behind glasses so thick he looks like a bug-eyed alien. But he’s not so blind that he can’t see there are some very unusual things about his family’s new home in Tangerine County, Florida. Where else does a sinkhole swallow the local school, fire burn underground for years, and lightning strike at the same time every day? The chaos is compounded by constant harassment from his football–star brother, and adjusting to life in Tangerine isn’t easy for Paul—until he joins the soccer team at his middle school. With the help of his new teammates, Paul begins to discover what lies beneath the surface of his strange new hometown. And he also gains the courage to face up to some secrets his family has been keeping from him for far too long. In Tangerine, it seems, anything is possible.

The Mostly True Adventures Of Homer P Figg

The Mostly True Adventures Of Homer P  Figg
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-11-01
ISBN 10: 0545370876
ISBN 13: 9780545370875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mostly True Adventures Of Homer P Figg Book Review:

The 2010 Newbery Honor Book by highly acclaimed author Rodman Philbrick is now in paperback! In this Newbery Honor-winning page-turner, twelve-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 Gettysburg. 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 his latest groundbreaking novel.

Funny in Farsi

Funny in Farsi
Author: Firoozeh Dumas
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307430995
ISBN 13: 9780307430991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Funny in Farsi Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Finalist for the PEN/USA Award in Creative Nonfiction, the Thurber Prize for American Humor, and the Audie Award in Biography/Memoir This Random House Reader’s Circle edition includes a reading group guide and a conversation between Firoozeh Dumas and Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner! “Remarkable . . . told with wry humor shorn of sentimentality . . . In the end, what sticks with the reader is an exuberant immigrant embrace of America.”—San Francisco Chronicle In 1972, when she was seven, Firoozeh Dumas and her family moved from Iran to Southern California, arriving with no firsthand knowledge of this country beyond her father’s glowing memories of his graduate school years here. More family soon followed, and the clan has been here ever since. Funny in Farsi chronicles the American journey of Dumas’s wonderfully engaging family: her engineer father, a sweetly quixotic dreamer who first sought riches on Bowling for Dollars and in Las Vegas, and later lost his job during the Iranian revolution; her elegant mother, who never fully mastered English (nor cared to); her uncle, who combated the effects of American fast food with an army of miraculous American weight-loss gadgets; and Firoozeh herself, who as a girl changed her name to Julie, and who encountered a second wave of culture shock when she met and married a Frenchman, becoming part of a one-couple melting pot. In a series of deftly drawn scenes, we watch the family grapple with American English (hot dogs and hush puppies?—a complete mystery), American traditions (Thanksgiving turkey?—an even greater mystery, since it tastes like nothing), and American culture (Firoozeh’s parents laugh uproariously at Bob Hope on television, although they don’t get the jokes even when she translates them into Farsi). Above all, this is an unforgettable story of identity, discovery, and the power of family love. It is a book that will leave us all laughing—without an accent. Praise for Funny in Farsi “Heartfelt and hilarious—in any language.”—Glamour “A joyful success.”—Newsday “What’s charming beyond the humor of this memoir is that it remains affectionate even in the weakest, most tenuous moments for the culture. It’s the brilliance of true sophistication at work.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Often hilarious, always interesting . . . Like the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, this book describes with humor the intersection and overlapping of two cultures.”—The Providence Journal “A humorous and introspective chronicle of a life filled with love—of family, country, and heritage.”—Jimmy Carter “Delightfully refreshing.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “[Funny in Farsi] brings us closer to discovering what it means to be an American.”—San Jose Mercury News

Paper Towns

Paper Towns
Author: John Green
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 140884818X
ISBN 13: 9781408848180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paper Towns Book Review:

Special edition slipcase edition of John Green's Paper Towns, with pop-up paper town. From the bestselling author of The Fault in our Stars. Quentin Jacobsen has always loved Margo Roth Spiegelman, for Margo (and her adventures) are the stuff of legend at their high school. So when she one day climbs through his window and summons him on an all-night road trip of revenge he cannot help but follow. But the next day Margo doesn't come to school and a week later she is still missing. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance . . . and they are for him. But as he gets deeper into the mystery - culminating in another awesome road trip across America - he becomes less sure of who and what he is looking for. Masterfully written by John Green, this is a thoughtful, insightful and hilarious coming-of-age story.

Lobster Boy

Lobster Boy
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-04-01
ISBN 10: 1409591093
ISBN 13: 9781409591092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lobster Boy Book Review:

Twelve-year-old Samuel "Skiff" Beaman is a boy with incredible determination. Since the death of his mother, his father has sunk into depression, and now Skiff's pride and joy, their boat the Mary Rose has sunk too. If only he can raise and fix Rose, Skiff is sure he'll be able to get the family business, and his dad, back on track. But to fix the boat he needs $5000. Determined to raise the money himself, Skiff decides to go out on the open ocean all alone, on a dangerous mission to harpoon a prize giant tuna. "Beautifully written and instantly enthralling." - The Funday Times

Zane and the Hurricane

Zane and the Hurricane
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-02-25
ISBN 10: 0545633478
ISBN 13: 9780545633475
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zane and the Hurricane Book Review:

Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick presents a gripping yet poignant novel about a 12-year-old boy and his dog who become trapped in New Orleans during the horrors of Hurricane Katrina. Zane Dupree is a charismatic 12-year-old boy of mixed race visiting a relative in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hits. Unexpectedly separated from all family, Zane and his dog experience the terror of Katrina's wind, rain, and horrific flooding. Facing death, they are rescued from an attic air vent by a kind, elderly musician and a scrappy young girl--both African American. The chaos that ensues as storm water drowns the city, shelter and food vanish, and police contribute to a dangerous, frightening atmosphere, creates a page-turning tale that completely engrosses the reader. Based on the facts of the worst hurricane disaster in U.S. history, Philbrick includes the lawlessness and lack of government support during the disaster as well as the generosity and courage of those who risked their lives and safety to help others. Here is an unforgettable novel of heroism in the face of truly challenging circumstances.

Red Pyramid The The Kane Chronicles Book 1

Red Pyramid  The  The Kane Chronicles  Book 1
Author: Rick Riordan
Publsiher: Disney Electronic Content
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2010-05-04
ISBN 10: 1423142497
ISBN 13: 9781423142492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Red Pyramid The The Kane Chronicles Book 1 Book Review:

Since their mother's death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane. One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a "research experiment" at the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives. From the creator of the hit Percy Jackson series.

Ways To Live Forever

Ways To Live Forever
Author: Sally Nicholls
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-03-01
ISBN 10: 0545365791
ISBN 13: 9780545365796
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ways To Live Forever Book Review:

From award-winning author Sally Nicholls, her debut novel about a boy's last months with leukemia. 1. My name is Sam. 2. I am eleven years old. 3. I collect stories and fantastic facts. 4. I have leukemia. 5. By the time you read this, I will probably be dead. Living through the final stages of leukemia, Sam collects stories, questions, lists, and pictures that create a profoundly moving portrait of how a boy lives when he knows his time is almost up.

The World Set Free

The World Set Free
Author: H.G. Wells
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2018-04-05
ISBN 10: 3732650480
ISBN 13: 9783732650484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Set Free Book Review:

Reproduction of the original: The World Set Free by H.G. Wells

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2006-01-02
ISBN 10: 1416544666
ISBN 13: 9781416544661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glass Castle Book Review:

Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.

Dark Skye

Dark Skye
Author: Kresley Cole
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2014-08-06
ISBN 10: 1471113663
ISBN 13: 9781471113666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Skye Book Review:

Though centuries have passed since Thronos, Lord of Skye Hall, lost the one woman meant for him, nothing can cool his never-ending need for Melanthe. She was the girl he loved and lost as a boy, the girl who nearly destroyed him. Lanthe, a once-powerful sorceress struggling to reclaim her gifts, searches for love and acceptance with all the wrong immortal men. But she's never forgotten Thronos, the fallen angel who protected her until she was ripped from the shelter of his arms. With their families at war and the world burning around them, will they succumb to the brutal chaos that threatens everything they cherish? Or can the two rekindle their childhood love in time to save both their worlds?

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1926
ISBN 10: 1613104928
ISBN 13: 9781613104927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Count of Monte Cristo Book Review:

ÊOn the 24th of February, 1815, the look-out at Notre-Dame de la Garde signalled the three-master, thePharaonÊfrom Smyrna, Trieste, and Naples. As usual, a pilot put off immediately, and rounding the Chateau d'If, got on board the vessel between Cape Morgion and Rion island. Immediately, and according to custom, the ramparts of Fort Saint-Jean were covered with spectators; it is always an event at Marseilles for a ship to come into port, especially when this ship, like theÊPharaon, has been built, rigged, and laden at the old Phocee docks, and belongs to an owner of the city. The ship drew on and had safely passed the strait, which some volcanic shock has made between the Calasareigne and Jaros islands; had doubled Pomegue, and approached the harbor under topsails, jib, and spanker, but so slowly and sedately that the idlers, with that instinct which is the forerunner of evil, asked one another what misfortune could have happened on board. However, those experienced in navigation saw plainly that if any accident had occurred, it was not to the vessel herself, for she bore down with all the evidence of being skilfully handled, the anchor a-cockbill, the jib-boom guys already eased off, and standing by the side of the pilot, who was steering theÊPharaonÊtowards the narrow entrance of the inner port, was a young man, who, with activity and vigilant eye, watched every motion of the ship, and repeated each direction of the pilot. The vague disquietude which prevailed among the spectators had so much affected one of the crowd that he did not await the arrival of the vessel in harbor, but jumping into a small skiff, desired to be pulled alongside thePharaon, which he reached as she rounded into La Reserve basin. When the young man on board saw this person approach, he left his station by the pilot, and, hat in hand, leaned over the ship's bulwarks. He was a fine, tall, slim young fellow of eighteen or twenty, with black eyes, and hair as dark as a raven's wing; and his whole appearance bespoke that calmness and resolution peculiar to men accustomed from their cradle to contend with danger.

Among the Impostors

Among the Impostors
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2001-12-21
ISBN 10: 0689848080
ISBN 13: 9780689848087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Among the Impostors Book Review:

Danger continues to loom over Luke now that he's out of hiding in the second book in bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix's Shadow Children series. Luke Garner is an illegal third child. All his life has been spent in hiding. Now, for the first time, Luke is living among others. He has assumed a deceased boy's identity and is attending Hendricks School for Boys, a windowless building with cruel classmates and oblivious teachers. Luke knows he has to blend in, but he lives in constant fear that his behavior will betray him. Then one day Luke discovers a door to the outside. He knows that beyond the walls of Hendricks lie the secrets he is desperate to uncover. What he doesn't know is whom he can trust -- and where the answers to his questions may lead him...

Rem World

Rem World
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780439083638
ISBN 13: 043908363X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rem World Book Review:

When Arthur Woodbury orders a weight-loss device from a comic book, he suddenly finds himself trapped in REM World, the endangered realm of dreams. Reprint.

Full Cicada Moon

Full Cicada Moon
Author: Marilyn Hilton
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-09-08
ISBN 10: 0698191277
ISBN 13: 9780698191273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Full Cicada Moon Book Review:

Inside Out and Back Again meets One Crazy Summer and Brown Girl Dreaming in this novel-in-verse about fitting in and standing up for what’s right It's 1969, and the Apollo 11 mission is getting ready to go to the moon. But for half-black, half-Japanese Mimi, moving to a predominantly white Vermont town is enough to make her feel alien. Suddenly, Mimi's appearance is all anyone notices. She struggles to fit in with her classmates, even as she fights for her right to stand out by entering science competitions and joining Shop Class instead of Home Ec. And even though teachers and neighbors balk at her mixed-race family and her refusals to conform, Mimi’s dreams of becoming an astronaut never fade—no matter how many times she’s told no. This historical middle-grade novel is told in poems from Mimi's perspective over the course of one year in her new town, and shows readers that positive change can start with just one person speaking up. From the Hardcover edition.

The Book Thief

The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2016-04-21
ISBN 10: 1784162124
ISBN 13: 9781784162122
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Thief Book Review:

The 10th-anniversary edition of the No. 1 international bestseller and modern classic beloved by millions of readers HERE IS A SMALL FACT - YOU ARE GOING TO DIE 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall. SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION - THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH The 10th-anniversary edition features pages of bonus content, including marked-up manuscript pages, original sketches, and pages from the author's writing notebook.