Maniac Magee (Newbery Award Winner 1991)

by Jerry Spinelli

Maniac Magee (Newbery Award Winner 1991) by Jerry Spinelli
ISBN:
0590452037
ISBN13:
9780590452038
BINDING:
Paperback
PUBLISHER:
Scholastic Inc
PUBLISHED:
2002-04

Age 9+

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, confronts racism in a small town, tries to find a home where there is none and attempts to soothe tensions between rival factions on the tough side of town. Presented as a folk tale, it's the stuff of storytelling. "The history of a kid," says Jerry Spinelli, "is one part fact, two parts legend, and three parts snowball." And for this kid, four parts of fun. Maniac Magee won the 1991 Newbery Medal.

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