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  • Freak the Mighty | Rodman Philbrick

    Freak the Mighty

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Rodman Philbrick
    • Narrated By Elden Henson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Meet Maxwell Kane, narrator of Freak the Mighty. He's a timid soul stuck in the body of a teenage giant with size 14 shoes. Haunted by a dark secret in his past, he hides out in his basement room, avoiding the world. But when a new kid moves in next door Max's life changes forever. The two outcasts form the "normal" world team up to become "Freak the Mighty".

    the teach says: "A Mighty book for fifth graders"
  • The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg | Rodman Philbrick

    The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Rodman Philbrick
    • Narrated By William Dufris
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    Through a series of fascinating events, Homer's older brother has been illegally sold to the Union Army. It is up to Homer to find him and save him. Along the way, he encounters strange but real people of that era: two tricksters who steal his money, a snake-oil salesman, a hot-air balloonist, and finally, the Maine regiment who saved Little Round Top at the Battle of Gettysburg and won the war for the Union.

    Holly says: "Teacher's Perspective"
  • Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina | Rodman Philbrick

    Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Rodman Philbrick
    • Narrated By Jerry Dixon
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    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.

    Joel says: "So well written & beautifully narrated!"
  • The Young Man and the Sea | Rodman Philbrick

    The Young Man and the Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Rodman Philbrick
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
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    Skiff Beaman has a boatload of problems. Ever since his mother died, his father doesn't want to get up off the TV couch - even when the Mary Rose, his fishing boat, sinks at the dock. Twelve-year-old Skiff's been bailing out Rose by himself for months, getting up before dawn to pump out the bilge and keep her floating - just in case his dad decides to put his beer aside and get up and go fishing. But once a boat has gone under, you can't bail it out.

  • The Big Dark | Rodman Philbrick

    The Big Dark

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Rodman Philbrick
    • Narrated By Michael Crouch
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    What would you do if every spark of electricity suddenly vanished, as if somebody had flipped a switch on the entire planet? Cars won't start, the heat shuts off, there's no water in your faucet, and your radio, TV, and flashlight go dark. Everyone in Charlie's small town is baffled. But as time passes, lawlessness erupts and takes an ugly turn. When the market and pharmacy are torched by an anti-Semitic arsonist, Charlie realizes his mother will die without her medicine.

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