Maniac Magee

Maniac Magee

By Jerry Spinelli

66 ratings 117 reviews 134 followers
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 3 - 7Grades 3 - 8W4.735427

When Jeffrey Lionel Magee, a scruffy 12-year-old kid, wanders into Two Mills, Pennsylvania, a legend is in the making.

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN-13: 9780316807227
ISBN-10: 0316807222
Published on 4/2/1990
Binding: Hardcover
Number of pages: 184

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omg this book just brings back memories from fifth grade when my teacher Mrs. Wade told the class to read this book. Now im in 8th grade and still any time I eat pizza i think of maniac magee, who was allergic to pizza. makes me laugh every time!

One of my favorite Jerry Spinelli books! Inspiring, sweet, and addressing worldwide issues. I highly recommend Maniac Magee!

One of my favorite Jerry Spinelli books! Inspiring, sweet, and addressing worldwide issues. I highly recommend Maniac Magee!

Jeffrey Lionel Magee. At least that was his name before he was known to be maniac. Jeffrey is a lonely, uncared for child whose parents died in the P&W trolley accident. After that, his auntie and uncle, Uncle Dan and Auntie Dot, took care of him. But unfortunately, they weren't talking to each other at the time when Maniac came into their lives. They were strict about catholicism and wouldn't get a divorce. Soon they started having two of everything, two TV's, two toasters, two bathtubs, two tables, Jeffrey ate with Uncle Dan on monday, Auntie dot ate with him on the tuesday, if they could they would even have two Jeffrey's. Then one night at the spring concert, after his class was finished singing, he was yelling at his aunt and uncle to talk, and that's what made him run away. Then he came into Two Mills, a few people say he saw him. People who actually saw him say they saw a kid with flapped sole sneakers running around. He then met a nice girl who's name was Amanda Beale. He begged and begged for her to give him a book but when she gave it to him, she was late to school. Now, he was doing a lot of stuff to get a lot of fame, he blocked a pass from Hand's down, he saved a kid from Finsterwalds backyard and sat on Finsterwalds front steps, he hit McNab's fastballs faster than he could pitch it, and also hit a frog ball, and lastly, he walked into the East End where he met Mars Bar. I highly recommend this book. It is very funny and entertaining.

IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK. So suspenseful and intriguing. It really tugged at my heartstrings too.

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This book is a remarkable book and i would love to read it again

I highly recommend this book! It is funny, moving, and cool! This book is about Jeffery Magee, who's parents died on a trolley, so he was sent to his boring aunt and uncle. He ran away 8 years later, and did many incredible things that no one has ever did! Read this awesome book!

Parents need to know that Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee is an exciting, moving, and sometimes funny story, brilliantly told, about an orphan boy who runs away from his feuding aunt and uncle at age 8 and makes a name (and legend) for himself in a racially divided town. It won the 1991 Newbery Medal and remains a vital, relevant classic. Several racial standoffs are chilling. Some kids smoke and drink. One man dies. And there are references to Maniac's parents dying in an accident when he was an infant.

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Absorbing novel so real and emotional

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