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.
"Writing that bursts with creativity, enthusiasm, and hope for the future; in short it's a celebration of life."
For Jason and Marceline: "In the equally funny and often earthy sequel to Space Station Seventh Grade the author again does not so much probe the teenage mind as rummage through it, uncovering a collage of small anxieties, the larger joys and bafflements of sex, the need for peer approval and the often well-hidden earmarks of intelligence and decency." -The Horn Book For Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush-: "The characters are so believable you could touch them. The humor flows so naturally you want the story to go on... A superb book. - Voice of Youth Advocate —
Jerry Spinelli is the author of more than thirty immensely popular books for young readers, including Eggs andStargirl; the Newbery Honor Book Wringer; Maniac Magee, winner of more that fifteen state children's book awards, in addition to the Newbery Award; and the picture book I Can Be Anything!
New York Times Bestseller LeUyen Pham has illustrated over sixty books, including Freckleface Strawberry and Big Sister, Little Sister.