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    Chapter 27 brings Maniac Magee and Grayson closer together, because the chapter is a role reversal between the two characters. In chapter 26 Grayson and Maniac spent time together playing catch....

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    It sounds to me like you are asking for some discussion questions based on chapters 35-39 in Maniac Magee. I can help with that. A good way to do this might be to come up with one discussion...

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    Jerry Spinelli never writes why Maniac Magee chooses The Little Engine That Could. Maniac never explains it either, so it is left up to the reader to hypothesize a reason. I think Maniac chose...

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    Part of the reason Maniac Magee might be "color blind" is that he has had such a difficult life. His parents died when he was very young, and he lived with his aunt and uncle, who hate each other....

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    There is one quote that I love that seems to really nail Maniac's "color blindness." The quote is from chapter 16. He didn't figure he was white any more than the East Enders were black, He...

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    In Jerry Spinelli’s book Maniac Magee, Jeffery Lionel Magee is orphaned at the age of three. While the child, who comes to be known as Maniac, is at home with a babysitter, his parents are killed...

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    Maniac slept in the deer pen at the Elmwood Park Zoo for the first few nights he was in Two Mills. Maniac ran away from home after his parents died and he was sent to live with an aunt and uncle...

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    Grayson is telling Maniac that he loves him by giving him his old baseball glove. Grayson is the old groundskeeper at the zoo. He finds Maniac sleeping in the buffalo pen and takes him in. Maniac...

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    On his first day in town, Jeffrey "Maniac" Magee met Amanda Beale. Amanda was a girl who loved books and reading. She took special care of her books and carried them everywhere with her to protect...

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    Maniac shows compassion when he saves Arnold from Finsterwald's, teaches Grayson to read, and shares his pizza with the little runaways. Maniac may be weird, but he has a good heart. One example of...

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    Grayson was very important to Maniac, because he was like family. Grayson found Maniac when he was at a low point. Maniac had run away again, this time from the Beales. He loved the Beales like...

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    Two major events are the race with Mars Bar and Amanda’s book being destroyed. Maniac Magee is very episodic, meaning that the book is really a series of loosely connected events. Two that can...

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    Maniac realizes his true family is the Beales. When Maniac Magee’s parents died, he was left to relatives that he couldn’t stand. He ran away, and it wasn’t until he met Amanda Beale that he...

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    For a long time, Maniac Magee had not had a home of his own. His parents died when he was young, so he went to live with his aunt and uncle. Their house was full of turmoil because of their...

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    When Grayson found Maniac Magee at the zoo, he thought that "the kid looked terrible." Maniac had been living homeless for so long that his clothes were "rags" and his body was "was bony and dirty...

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    Maniac met many people in the East End. For a few months, Maniac lived in the East End with the Beale family. Maniac was white, and the residents of the East End were black. Even though Maniac was...

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    The confetti incident happens right after Maniac Magee successfully unties the infamous "Cobble's Knot." Once he drops the untied knot to the ground, the crowd surrounding him begins to cheer and...

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    Grayson is from the West End. After Maniac runs away, he ends up in Two Mills. When Maniac meets Amanda, she asks him where he is from. She assumes he is from the West End, but he explains that...

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    Maniac probably wants to talk to the lady or thank her. Mars Bar and Maniac get off on the wrong foot. Maniac is not afraid of Mars Bar, because he does not know the neighborhood well. Also,...

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    After Maniac Magee lost his dear friend, Grayson, he set off on his own again. He went all around the surrounding area. It was wintertime, and he needed to find shelter. He wound up in Valley...

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    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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    Grayson had been a lonely man for many years. He was single and had no children. When Jeffrey "Maniac" Magee came into his life, he suddenly had a family for the first time in decades. Maniac...

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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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    The character that has the greatest impact on Maniac is Amanda Beale, because she gives him a family. Maniac wants a family more than anything else. His parents are dead, and the relatives he was...

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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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    On a hot August day, Maniac Magee was with his friends in the East End trying to cool off. Someone had "wrench[ed] off the cap" of the fire hydrant, and water was spraying everywhere. Maniac and...

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    This sentence appears in Chapter 37, which begins by recounting "a series of heroic feats" that Maniac performs. But why does Maniac perform all these feats? We find out in this paragraph: To...

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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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    Maniac Magee met Russell and Piper while he was camping out in a historical recreation log cabin at the Valley Forge open air museum. First, he overheard their voices bickering in the night. The...

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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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    Maniac Magee unexpectedly showed up for dinner at the Pickwell house. Amongst the ten Pickwell children, relatives, and a friend, Maniac was hardly noticed at first. He sat at the ping pong table...

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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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    Grayson told Maniac Magee a story about when he was very young and a new minor league baseball player. He arrived in the new town where he would be playing with the Bluefield Bullets. Grayson...

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    In the book Maniac Magee, the title character beat Mars Bar in a race. In the end, Maniac won the race by running backwards! After they crossed the finish line, Mars Bar was furious. He accused...

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    Maniac had dinner with the Pickwell family for the second time. He sat at the old ping pong table with Mr. and Mrs. Pickwell, their many children, their extended family, and a shoe salesman who was...

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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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