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Maniac Magee (Hardcover)

Author:  Jerry Spinelli
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0833585568
ISBN-13: 9780833585561
Sku: 30922751
Publish Date: 8/25/2008
Pages:  184
Age Range:  14 to College
 
They say Maniac Magee was born in a dump. They say his stomach was a cereal box and his heart was a sofa spring. (from the first line)
For use in schools and libraries only. The classic award-winning story about a young boy who finds himself when he escapes an unbearable situation.
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After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee's life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe and inspire everyone around him.
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After his parents are killed in an accident, Jeffrey Lionel Magee is forced to live with his aunt and uncle--a situation he eventually finds so unbearable that he runs away. Initially, Jeffrey leads an itinerant life, finding food and shelter where he can, but his circumstances change forever when he makes his way to Two Mills--a small, racially divided Pennsylvania town. Jeffrey's amazing abilities in all sorts of sports, his bravery, his intelligence, and his kindness win him a reputation (and the nickname "Maniac"), but his achievements also make him a threat to some of the other kids in Two Mills. Through his experiences in the East End (where the black people live) and the West End (where the white people live), Maniac becomes aware of not only the racism and ignorance that permeate both ends of town, but also the kindness and love found in both sets of residents. As he searches for a place to call home, Manic learns that the residents of the East and West ends have more in common than they ever imagined--and he sets out to find a way to bring them together. Told in the style of a tall tale or a legend, MANIAC MAGEE is the winner of the 1991 Newbery Medal.
Author Bio
Jerry Spinelli
Jerry Spinelli first became a published author at the age of 16, when his town newspaper published his poem about the local football team. His first book for children, SPACE STATION SEVENTH GRADE, was published in 1982. In 1990, Spinelli won both the Newbery Medal and the Boston Globe Horn Book Award for his novel MANIAC MAGEE.

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"...this unusual novel magically weaves timely issues of homelessness, racial prejudice, and illiteracy into a complicated story rich in characters and details...an energetic piece of writing that bursts with creativity, enthusiasm, and hope." - Deborah Abbott 06/01/1990
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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   10
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0184
Product attributePublisher:   Turtleback Books
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