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Maniac Magee

Written by Jerry Spinelli
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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.

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Who Wrote Maniac Magee

Jerry Spinelli

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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