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Maniac Magee
Maniac Magee
Author: Jerry Spinelli
Maniac Magee is a folk story about a boy, a very excitable boy. One that can outrun dogs, hit a home run off the best pitcher in the neighborhood, tie a knot no one can undo. "Kid's gotta be a maniac," is what the folks in Two Mills say. It's also the story of how this boy, Jeffrey Lionel "Maniac" Magee, confront...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780316738248
ISBN-10: 0316738247
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 184
Edition: first
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
I read this book in grade school and it was one of the books that made me start reading on my own and not just feel like I had to. I would recommend this to any younger child to get them to start to love reading as well as to teach them about a variety of different issues.
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Helpful Score: 3
A very interesting book for adolescents about issues such as race, competetion, and having no where to go. Maniac Magee teaches a whole town a lesson about understanding and looking withIN rather than only at the outside of a person.
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Helpful Score: 2
MANIAC MAGEE is one of those unassuming, yet quietly powerful novels, despite its Newbery Award win and near canonization in modern children's literature. It's a seriously ageless novel, in that readers can always get something new out of it, no matter what age you are. When I read this book for the first time in elementary school, I enjoyed the realistic banter between the children, between the blacks and the whites. Now, as I reread it for my children's literature class, I am in awe of the way that Spinelli effortlessly weaves a moral tale into something entertaining and unique. His language is brilliance, stars and moon itself, and his characters are memorable and relatable. Even though I'm still not a fan of Maniac, with his improbable feats and passivity, this book is a must-read if you're looking for the best of the best in children's lit.
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Helpful Score: 1
There are few writers of Spinelli's caliber for middle grades. He captures the essence of being a young boy struggling to be a young man. Every adolescent boy (and girls who want to better understand boys) should read this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a fine easy read for a tween-teen reader
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A boy gets caugtht between this terrible life of segregation and strives to tell people what life is really about.

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