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Maniac Magee

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ISBN13: 9780316809061
ISBN10: 0316809063
Condition: Standard
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Awards

1991 Newberry Award

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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.

Synopsis:

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 knot, no matter how snarled, would stay that way once he began to untie it. But the thing Maniac Magee is best known for is what he did for the kids from the East Side and those from the West Side.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee's life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe his contemporaries, in Spinelli's Newbery Medal-winning novel.

About the Author

Jerry Spinelli is the author of over fifteen immensely popular books for young readers, including Eggs, 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. His website is www.jerryspinelli.com.

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nayeli, June 10, 2011 (view all comments by nayeli)
i really love this book, i have since the first time i read it in the 6th grade ! it is an amazing book, i really recommend it.
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CopyCat, March 8, 2007 (view all comments by CopyCat)
This book was assigned by my daughter's sixth grade teacher. (Thanks, Mrs. Frhese) I visited class the other day and picked it up to read during "quiet time". Couldn't put it down. Even though it's written for the elementary/junior high audience, the story is compelling, if not a little unbeleivable, but is a fun jaunt in the fantasty life of a child. Has underlying message of racial equality. Buy this for your child and you won't be sorry.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316809061
Author:
Spinelli, Jerry
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Legends
Subject:
Running
Subject:
Athletes
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Athletics
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
Theft; Supernatural phenomena; Magic; Imagination; Librarians
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Series Volume:
13
Publication Date:
19991101
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.40x4.96x.45 in. .26 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 192 pages Little Brown and Company - English 9780316809061 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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 knot, no matter how snarled, would stay that way once he began to untie it. But the thing Maniac Magee is best known for is what he did for the kids from the East Side and those from the West Side.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee's life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe his contemporaries, in Spinelli's Newbery Medal-winning novel.
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