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... show more
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.
Publish date: November 1st 1999
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
, Read For School
, Realistic Fiction
, Middle Grade
Maniac Magee is such a rich text. I remember reading this book in the fourth grade and falling in love with the characters! This book is intended for an older audience. The messages throughout touch on homelessness, racism, and death. I know that young readers will connect with Maniac, from his knot...
He wasn't born with the name Maniac Magee. He came into this world named Jeffrey Lionel Magee, but when his parents died and his life changed, so did his name. And Maniac Magee became a legend. Even today kids talk about how fast he could run; about how he hit an inside-the-park "frog" homer; how no...
About halfway through this book I got really nervous because I couldn't remember the ending and I thought I might have to quit it soon. There's a lot of cringeworthy material in the book: "blacks" for black people, food words for skin color description, white savior, "today's Indians." It never ...
My 9 year old son recommended this book to me. I found myself too jaded by life while reading this book. It was hard at times for me to suspend my disbelief at the "over the top" accomplishments that Maniac Magee had. I was half way's through the book when I finally understood; As an adult I tend to...
I remember reading this book in the 5th grade. It was assigned to us and usually I don't think I will enjoy the books that are assigned to us as a class grade, but this is one of my favorite books ever. I find this to be a beautiful story and the main character, Maniac Magee, to be one of the strong...
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