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SUMMARY Å Maniac Magee È 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 hE myth of Maniac Magee begins as he changes the lives of a racially divided small town with his amazing and legendary fea. I loved this book when I was in junior high school You know that scene in Forrest Gump where Forrest decides to just run across the country repeatedly This book is very similar but the extraordinary runner in this story is a boy who gets sick of his stuffy aunt and uncle

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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 wit. 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 Maniac Magee took to the streetsAnd Maniac Magee became a legendEven 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 Little girls jumping rope chant Ma niac Ma niac He's so cool Ma niac Ma niac Don't go to school Runs all night Runs all right Ma niac Ma niac Kissed a bull 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 SideHe was special all right and this is his story and it's a story that is very careful not to let the facts get mixed up with the truthManiac Magee by Jerry Spinelli Scholastic Inc 2002

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Maniac MageeH his unhappy and uptight aunt and uncle for eight years he decides to run and not just run away but run This is where th. Re read in prep for teaching it to my younger group of kids this year The structure of the book lends itself very well to teaching it in chunks and to illustrate its points clearly which isn't why it's a classic of early middle school I assume Extra star for that looking forward to discussions that arise from it