Maniac Magee

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Maniac Magee

By Jerry Spinelli

Little, Brown Young Readers, Paperback, 9780316809061, 192pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 1999


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.

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