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  • Maniac Magee
    Maniac is discovered in the buffalo pen by Grayson, the zoo caretaker. After leaving the Beale house, Maniac finds himself living in the buffalo pen at the zoo. One day the zoo's caretaker finds...

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    Maniac does not care know about the local legend and he just wants to help the kid. Jeffrey “Maniac” Magee is new in town. He went on the run when he was orphaned and did not like the...

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    Jeffrey, better known as Maniac Magee, is one cool character. He is that kid that can do anything and everything, make it look easy, but not make you jealous, angry, or spiteful while doing it....

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    The encyclopedia is ripped to shreds to send a message to the Beales and Maniac. Amanda’s library is her most prized possession, and the encyclopedia’s volume A is the crown jewel. She wants...

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    Maniac is fascinated with Amanda’s book and keeps it to reread. Amanda keeps her whole library in a suitcase. Maniac is very impressed when he sees all of the books. He asks Amanda to borrow a...

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    Maniac made Mars Bar angry. He challenged him when usually no one else did. Maniac went to the East End one day. He had been there before, but never on a Saturday. This time, there were kids...

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    The twins Russell and Piper appear in Chapter 34 when they are trying to run away to Mexico. Maniac is at Valley Forge, where he is planning to live in a recreated cabin for a while, when he...

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    On the day that Maniac Magee arrived in town, he went to the East End. The East End in Two Mills was where almost all of the African American citizens lived. Amanda Beale, who was black, lived in...

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    Life in the Beale family household changed in many positive ways after Maniac Magee moved in. The youngest Beale son and daughter, Hester and Lester, had run around the house like wild animals...

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    When someone is nonchalant, they act indifferent or appear unconcerned. When a character is described as doing something nonchalantly, they are performing an action in a casual or unexcited way....

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    As you read the book, Maniac Magee, written by Jerry Spinelli, you will discover that it is a novel about a boy who is orphaned at a young age. The boy, Jeffery Lionel Magee, who comes to be known...

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    Maniac Magee humiliates Mars Bar by taking a bite of his candy bar and then winning a race where he is running backwards. Maniac Magee and Mars Bar had a rocky start to their relationship. Mars...

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    Maniac Magee saved Arnold Jones when he rescued him from the backyard of Finsterwald's house. That house was a place where no one went. Every kid is town seemed to be frightened by the property....

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    Something snapped in Jeffrey "Maniac" Magee at the spring musicale. His frustration with his life with his aunt and uncle all came out and he ran off. He ran out of the school and away from...

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    Maniac Magee is a great book that deals with many different social issues. The East End represents a lot to Maniac and is very important to him. First, the East End is the first place Maniac feels...

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    I think that more often than not, Maniac does not think twice about not having a home. He doesn't outright say this, but his actions and attitude indicate that Maniac is capable of making any...

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    When Maniac Magee moved into Amanda's room at the Beale house, she started sleeping with Hester and Lester. Without even being asked, Maniac kept Amanda's old bedroom clean and tidy. There were...

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    Jeffrey "Maniac" Magee loves many things about his new life with the Beale family in the East End. 1. He loves that Mrs. Beale gets him a new pair of sneakers. Maniac loves to run, and his old...

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    A metaphor is a figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things. One other rule about metaphors is that they cannot use the words "like" or "as" to make the comparison. If...

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    Maniac loves trash talk because the words “have spirit” and trash talk makes him feel included. Trash talk, or swearing, is something that Maniac learns from playing with boys in the...

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    In the book Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli, Maniac Magee ends up staying with Grayson, a has-been minor league baseball player, in the equipment room of the park. Grayson feeds Maniac with fast...

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    Maniac Magee lost both his parents in a trolly accident. He went to live with his aunt and uncle, Dot and Dan. The couple could not get along, and the tension in the house eventually led to Maniac...

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    It is customary for children to go to the nearest relative. Orphanages do not really exist anymore, and children go to foster care now instead. In the 1800s, children who were abandoned by their...

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    Jeffrey "Maniac" Magee had no problems with Finsterwald’s because he was new and did not know he was supposed to be afraid, and also because he generally wasn't afraid of anything. Every...

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    The first book that Earl Grayson reads cover to cover is "The Little Engine That Could." That sounds like Earl Grayson read that book when he was a young boy, but that is not the case. As a young...

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    The pillbox in Chapter 39 of Maniac Magee bothers Maniac so much because it is a symbol of racism. He finds out that the Cobras are building the pillbox because they think that they will need to...

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    Maniac Magee first had to convince Russell and Piper that he wasn't a cop. With that accomplished, Maniac discovered where the two boys were plotting to run away to. Russell and Piper were...

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    There is not a lot of text devoted to the specifics about Jeffrey "Maniac" Magee's physical appearance. Here are about the only two descriptions of Maniac Magee. The first one is when he arrives...

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    The two characters are drawn to each other for a variety of reasons. I think most importantly, Jeffrey (Maniac) and Amanda are not preoccupied with race. Amanda and Maniac are not color blind. They...

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    In Maniac Magee, Jeffrey Magee's parents are killed in an accident over the Shuylkill River when he is three years old. After his parents' deaths, he goes to live with his Uncle Dan and Aunt Dot....

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    Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli was published in 1990. Maniac Magee is a young adult novel centered on the theme of homelessness and racism. The main character, Jeffrey Lionel Magee, became an...

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    In Chapter Five, we are introduced to 803 Oriole Street, home of the infamous Finsterwald. All the neighborhood kids know never to go near Finsterwald's home. When their balls and airplanes land in...

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    Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli is the story of an exceptional boy named Jeffrey Lionel Magee, but nearly everyone calls him "Maniac." His parents die when he is young, and he is goes to live with...

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    The mid-twentieth century setting influences the story because there are strong racial and class divisions in the working class town. The setting of the story is not distinct, but it takes place...

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    The answer to this question can be found in Chapter 35 of Maniac Magee. In this chapter, Maniac has gone to live with the McNabs. He has met the twins and has decided to go live with them. When...

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    You can find the answer to this question at the very start of Chapter 14 in Maniac Magee. The basic answer is that Maniac loves the early morning. In this chapter, Maniac has just started his...

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    This is an extremely enjoyable story that focuses on the life of the protagonist, the eponymous hero of the novel, Jeffrey Lionel "Maniac" Magee, who, in spite of various problems in his life,...

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    We are not actually explicitly told why Jeffrey does not have any fear of the Finsterwald house in the way that all of the other kids in the neighborhood do. Spinelli does not come out and say...

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    Maniac is allergic to pizza, which is ironic in the book, as he won a year's supply of pizza after untying Cobble's knot.

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    she produced a musical

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    Maniac gives Piper a compass, and he can only have it if he goes to school every day. Piper asks Maniac for his birthday present, and Maniac pulls it out of his pocket. Maniac pulled the present...

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    Maniac does not accept Mars Bar’s invitation because he is not ready to have a family yet. Over the course of the book, Maniac develops a friendship with Mars Bar. He is a strange kid, but then...

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    This quote means that when Maniac ran the race backward he did not do it to humiliate Mars Bar, he was just focused on running. Maniac is an odd kid. He does not think like other kids. He is an...

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    Maniac saves Arnold when he stuck in Finsterwald’s back yard by grabbing him and taking him out. Finsterwald’s house is frightening to the children on the block. It is the kind of place where...

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    The answer to this question can be found at the very beginning of Chapter 3. There, we see the incident in which Maniac first meets Amanda. This is on what was apparently Maniac’s first day in...

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    The answer to this question is found in Chapters 1 and 2 of Maniac Magee. In Chapter 2, we are told what the “Lost Year” is and in Chapter 1 we are told the basics of why it happens. In...

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    There is very little direct characterization of Finsterwald’s in this book. Direct characterization is when the narrator of the book explicitly tells the reader things about a character or, in...

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    You can find the answer to this question very early on in the book. It comes right at the beginning of Chapter 3. The reason that the two of them are drawn together as friends is that they both...

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    I believe that you meant to ask why Mars Bar was embarrassed when Maniac crossed the finish line backwards. I have changed your question to show this. Mars Bar was embarrassed when Maniac crossed...

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    The main purpose of the story is to entertain. It is children’s or young adult fiction, and it is written in order to keep the reader interested in reading. At the same time, the book also...

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