Maniac Magee
by Spinelli, Jerry

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ISBN-10:   0316809063
ISBN-13:   9780316809061
Publisher:   Hachette; Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Category:   Classics, Middle School
Pub. Date:   November 1999
Pages:   192
Format:   Paperback
Ages:   9-


Description/Notes
AR Quiz # (Quiz Name): 5075 (Maniac Magee) Reading Level: 4.7 Interest Level: Middle Grade Point Value: 5.0
Jerry Spinelli is the author of over fifteen immensely popular books for young readers, including Stargirl, Space Station Seventh Grade, Newbery Honor winner Wringer, and Maniac Magee, winner of more than fifteen state children's book awards in addition to the Newbery Medal. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, Eileen.
Jeffrey Lionel 'Maniac' Magee might have lived a normal life if a trolley 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. And 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.
After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee's life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe and inspire everyone around him.
He wasn't born with the name Maniac Magee, but when his parents died and his life changed, so did his name. Even today kids talk about how fast he could run, about how he hit an inside-the-park 'frog' homer, and how no knot, no matter how snarled, would stay that way once he began to untie it.

 


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