"Maniac Magee is about a boy that comes to a small town as an
orphan. He doesn’t know enough to know he’s on the wrong side of the
tracks, or even when he is being bullied- he’s seemingly an almost
perfect kid. I love just how indidividual he is, he’s almost alien in
this world like A Stranger In A Strange Land for children."
A Newbery Medal winning modern classic about a racially divided small town and a boy who runs.
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.
Includes an introduction from Newbery Award-winning author of The One and Only Ivan
, Katherine Applegate.
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.