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Maniac Magee [Large Print] [Hardcover]

Jerry Spinelli
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Book Description

December 1995
Jeffrey Lionel "Maniac" Magee might have lived a normal life if a freak accident hadn't made him an orphan. After living with his unhappy and uptight aunt and uncle for eight years, he decides to run--and not just run away, but run. This is where the myth of Maniac Magee begins, as he changes the lives of a racially divided small town with his amazing and legendary feats.
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Maniac Magee is a folk story about a boy, a very excitable boy. One that can outrun dogs, hit a home run off the best pitcher in the neighborhood, tie a knot no one can undo. "Kid's gotta be a maniac," is what the folks in Two Mills say. It's also the story of how this boy, Jeffrey Lionel "Maniac" Magee, confronts racism in a small town, tries to find a home where there is none and attempts to soothe tensions between rival factions on the tough side of town. Presented as a folk tale, it's the stuff of storytelling. "The history of a kid," says Jerry Spinelli, "is one part fact, two parts legend, and three parts snowball." And for this kid, four parts of fun. Maniac Magee won the 1991 Newbery Medal. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly

In this modern-day tall tale, Spinelli ( Dump Days ; Jason and Marceline ) presents a humorous yet poignant look at the issue of race relations, a rare topic for a work aimed at middle readers. Orphaned as an infant, Jerry Magee is reared by his feuding aunt and uncle until he runs away at age eight. He finds his way to Two Mills, Pa., where the legend of "Maniac" Magee begins after he scores major upsets against Brian Denehy, the star high school football player, and Little League tough guy, John McNab. In racially divided Two Mills, the Beales, a black family, take Maniac in, but despite his local fame, community pressure forces him out and he returns to living at the zoo. Park groundskeeper Grayson next cares for the boy, but the old man dies and Maniac moves into the squalid home of the McNabs, who are convinced a race war is imminent. After a showdown with his nemesis, Mars Bar, Maniac bridges the gap between the two sides of town and finally finds a home. Full of snappy street-talk cadences, this off-the-wall yarn will give readers of all colors plenty of food for thought. Ages 8-12.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars No complaints! May 22 2012
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rakiem's Book Review June 8 2004
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(...) I give the book Maniac Magee five stars.The reason why I give Maniac Magee a five star rating is because I read this book in fifth grade and most of the books that I read a second time are boring but this one was different.The book is about a kid named Jeffrey Magee and something bad happened to his parents so now he's an orphan and he goes through a lot as a kid.So I think that you should really go buy this book or go check it out of the libary because this a veryawsome book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars laquoia review June 8 2004
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Hello I am laquoia and the book maniac magee was a good book to read but, i did not like most of the reading. i thought the book was a bit racism because the west end had to stay in the west end, and it was the same for the east enders.i would compare this book to the world because in LA it's kind of the same instead it's just crips and bloods. i will convice you to read this book because it's a very interesting book and it show how people can go through some things and still make it through life.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Review of the Maniac Magee June 8 2004
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Maniac Magee is a cool book,but doesn't have enough action.Still,I do like it due to the action it has now. If you want to read a good book then try Maniac Magee and learn about the events.It has rasicsm,death and mystery.And if you like legends you'll love Maniac Magee.But if I compare it to any Book of the Magic Tree House Series I Maniac Magee woudn't do any better.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lonely Adventures confused Maniac June 8 2004
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Maniac Magee is a good book if you like adventure and suspence.If you want to purchase this book and you like these things you will not turn back about buying this book.This book tells you a lot about racism and the past ,it's a really helpfull book to remind about the past. This book go's thru the heart and feelings of your tender side and I really sugest this book to people that like adventure,Suspenceandf are curious.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Super Star Book! June 8 2004
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I like this book a lot because is a cool,great,super,fantastick
book!t's happy,sad,humor,anger in each section of this book.It's sad in the begining but if you want to figure out the
begining and the end so go buy Maniac Magee and read a
a five star book! Also Maniac Magee had a lot of action and
advencture.One of them is whene Maniac hit a homerun out
of Mc nab.If you want to find out the events and the mystery
of this book so go read this book and share the events with
others right now!Then soon you will like this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Maniac Comes Back June 8 2004
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Okay, Maniac Magee is a good book. This book has good action and sad parts. I think you'd like this book because it will make you cry a bit and make you laugh your head off. I also think you'd I like this book because I think it will change the way you think a little bit. In the story the main charactor is Jeffrey Magee. In the story Jeffrey has a little problem. I dislike the book because it has a bit of rasisom. I think you should read this book then buy it because I read it and liked it. I'm telling you you should read it because I am very picky about stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Maniac MaGee June 4 2004
i think Maniac MaGee was one of the best books i have ever read. i thkn this, because i think this book has a good message about racism.i also think it was really emotional and has a good plot to it. i recomend this book to anyone who likes a good story.
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