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Maniac Magee

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Maniac Magee

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$6.99 US | $8.99 CAN
Available Jan. 28, 2014

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  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Age Range: 8-12
  • Grade Level: 3-7
  • Pages: 198
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  • ISBN-13: 9780316333504
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  About The Book

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.




  Praise

"Writing that bursts with creativity, enthusiasm, and hope for the future; in short it's a celebration of life." Booklist

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



  Author

Spinelli, Jerry (1009247)

Jerry Spinelli is the author of more than thirty immensely popular books for young readers, including Eggs and Stargirl; 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.



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