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Philbrick, W. R. (W. Rodman)

Overview
Works: 100 works in 515 publications in 11 languages and 29,922 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Action and adventure fiction  Science fiction  Diary fiction  Children's audiobooks  Thrillers (Fiction)  Fantasy fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3566.H474, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by W. R Philbrick
The mostly true adventures of Homer P. Figg by W. R Philbrick( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 4,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Homer, a poor but clever orphan, has extraordinary adventures after running away from his evil uncle to rescue his brother, who has been sold into service in the Civil War
Freak the Mighty by W. R Philbrick( Book )

72 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 4,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max is used to being called stupid. And he is used to everyone being scared of him. On account of his size and looking like his dad. Kevin is used to being called dwarf. And he is used to everyone laughing at him. On account of his size and being some cripple kid. But greatness comes in all sizes, and together Max and Kevin become Freak the Mighty and walk high above the world
The young man and the sea by W. R Philbrick( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 3,774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grade 5-8₆Ernest Hemingway, the author of The Old Man and the Sea, once remarked that American literature began with Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Rodman Philbrick repays the compliment with a nod to Hemingway in The Young Man and the Sea(Blue Sky, 2004) set in coastal Maine. Trying to overcome the sadness of his mother's death and his father's melancholy and inattention, Philbrick's protagonist, Skiff Beaman, sets out to sea in a small wooden boat to catch a giant fish with a harpoon made by his Dad, hoping to earn enough money to repair the family boat. Landing a giant tuna in open water, Skiff, like Hemingway's Old Man, fights the forces of nature and finds the strength to catch the record-breaking fish. Expertly narrated by actor Kirby Heyborne, this is a compelling coming-of-age tale of adversity, heartache, and triumph. Filled with suspense and pathos, middle school students may be inspired to read Hemingway's classic as well.--Larry Cooperman, Jacksonville Public Library, FL Copyright ♭ Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved
The last book in the universe by W. R Philbrick( Book )

33 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an earthquake has destroyed much of the planet, an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the Earth of a distant future
The journal of Douglas Allen Deeds : the Donner Party expedition by W. R Philbrick( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Douglas Deeds, a fifteen-year-old orphan, keeps a journal of his travels by wagon train as a member of the ill-fated Donner Party, which became stranded in the Sierra Nevada mountains in the winter of 1846-47
Zane and the hurricane : a story of Katrina by W. R Philbrick( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A twelve-year-old boy and his dog become trapped in New Orleans during the horrors of Hurricane Katrina
Max the Mighty by W. R Philbrick( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen-year-old Max helps a younger girl escape from her abusive stepfather by running away with her to the distant town of Chivalry, Montana, searching for her real father
The fire pony by W. R Philbrick( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven-year-old Roy lets himself find a loving family and a new home on the horse ranch which he and his older half-brother happen to come upon
The mostly true adventures of Homer P. Figg by W. R Philbrick( Recording )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Homer, a poor but clever orphan, has extraordinary adventures after running away from his evil uncle to rescue his brother, who has been sold into service in the Civil War
Freak the Mighty by W. R Philbrick( Recording )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The big dark by W. R Philbrick( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When something knocks out everything electrical at midnight on New Year's Eve, the world is plunged into chaos, including the town of Harmony, New Hampshire, where Webster Bragg, a vicious survivalist, sees an opportunity to dominate his fellow citizens--but as the town struggles to maintain order and civilization, young Charlie Cobb sets out on a dangerous journey through the snow to find medicine for his diabetic mother
Taken by Chris Jordan( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her son Tommy is kidnapped, widow Kate Bickford is forced to play a deadly game with a twisted abductor who intends to frame her for the murder of her son's baseball coach, Sheriff Fred Corso
REM world by W. R Philbrick( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and German and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven-year-old Arthur Woodbury's attempt to lose weight fast and escape his nickname of Biscuit Butt takes him to an endangered dream world where he faces fantastic adventures and learns the true meaning of courage
Who killed Darius Drake? : a mystery by W. R Philbrick( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Bash is the school thug-for-hire (paid in candy bars), mostly because he just looks the part, so when orphan Darius Drake offers him three candy bars to accompany him to the run-down Stompanado Housing Complex, and just look menacing, he agrees--and soon finds himself deep in a mystery involving Darius' estranged grandfather, the lost Dunbar Diamonds, and the villainous Jasper Jones
The last book in the universe by W. R Philbrick( Recording )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an earthquake has destroyed much of the planet, an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the Earth of a distant future
The haunting by W. R Philbrick( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a shy and rather withdrawn eight-year-old begins receiving frightening supernatural images and messages, he learns about a family legacy which could be considered a curse or a rare gift
Abduction by W. R Philbrick( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mandy wakes up on her porch wearing only an oversize T-shirt. Luke falls through a black abyss. Four hours later, he ends up fully clothed on his own bed. Dark shapes terrorize both Luke and Mandy's dreams, and lifeless eyes pierce into their souls. Other townspeople have been affected, like Quentin, leader of the local skinheads, who looks better but acts scarier. Luke believes aliens are causing the blackouts, but Mandy thinks he's crazy. It must have something to do with the mysterious power surges that the town experiences every evening about the same time. When Mandy tries to find a scientific connection she can't. One evening, as they are investigating the power surges, they discover the terrible truth--each time they black out they are actually being abducted! An easy read for X-Files and science fiction fans
Freak the mighty by W. R Philbrick( Recording )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The final nightmare by W. R Philbrick( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When their babysitter becomes the latest victim of their haunted house, Jason and Sally remember the fate of young Bobby, a former resident fatal "accident," and fear that the house wants them as well
The horror by W. R Philbrick( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jason's parents have been called away suddenly, and a baby-sitter is staying with him and his little sister, Sally. The house on Cherry Street is very unhappy with this arrangement. The house doesn't like baby-sitters. It doesn't like children, either
 
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The mostly true adventures of Homer P. Figg
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Freak the MightyThe young man and the seaThe last book in the universeThe journal of Douglas Allen Deeds : the Donner Party expeditionMax the MightyThe fire ponyThe mostly true adventures of Homer P. FiggFreak the Mighty
Alternative Names

controlled identityDantz, William R.

controlled identityJordan, Chris, 1951-

Philbrick, R. 1951-

Philbrick, Rod

Philbrick, Rod 1951-

Philbrick, Rodman

Philbrick, Rodman 1951-

Philbrick, W. Rodman

Philbrick, W. Rodman 1951-

Philbrick, William Rodman 1951-

Rodman Philbrick Amerikaans romanschrijver

Rodman Philbrick écrivain américain

Rodman Philbrick escritor estadounidense

Rodman Philbrick US-amerikanischer Autor

Родман Филбрик

필브릭, 로드먼

フィルブリック, ロッドマン

ロッドマン・フィルブリック

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