Rodman Philbrick

is best known and most recognized for his work as the author of numerous books for younger readers including FREAK THE MIGHTY (basis for the movie THE MIGHTY), THE MOSTLY TRUE ADVENTURES OF HOMER P FIGG (Newberry Honor winner) and THE LAST BOOK IN THE UNIVERSE (my personal favorite!).
Freak The Mighty
The Mostly True Adventures Of Homer P Figg
The Last Book In The Universe