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  • Maniac Magee
    Jeffrey's name is all he has left from his parents. Jeffrey does not think of himself as a legend because he wants to be a normal kid with a normal address. The way Jeffrey’s nickname starts is...

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    In Chapter 34, we learn that Piper and Russell are running away to Mexico. As the chapter begins, Maniac discovers both boys in the cabin next door. When he first sees them, Screecher and Missing...

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    In Chapter 27, Maniac teaches his friend Grayson to read by acting as his own personal dedicated teacher, starting with the alphabet and moving Grayson slowly up until he can read words, then...

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    The theme of belonging is important to Chapters 1-12, which begin with Maniac running away and end with him moving in with the Beales. A theme of the first 12 chapters of the novel could be the...

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    Jeffrey sleeps in the buffalo pen at the zoo. As Chapter 22 begins, we learn that Jeffrey has been spending his nights with the mother and baby buffalo in their pen at the Elmwood Park Zoo. Each...

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    Maniac’s address with Grayson is 101 Band Shell Boulevard. Maniac is obsessed with having an address. Ever since his parents died and he ran away from his aunt and uncle, he has wanted a real...

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    In the town of Two Mills, the East End is black and the West End is white. Maniac runs away from his foster home after his parents die. The relatives who took him in were just not up for having a...

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    The biggest difference between Maniac and Grayson is that Manic is a kid and Grayson is an old man. Despite this, the two become good friends. Grayson also does not know how to read, something...

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    Maniac and Grayson celebrate a happy Christmas together, and five days later, Grayson dies. In this chapter, Maniac is living in the band shell equipment room with Grayson, the elderly zoo...

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    In Chapter One, the narrator first describes the accident that killed Maniac's parents when he was three years old. Jeffrey, as he was called then before earning his nickname "Maniac," went to live...

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    Mrs. Beale knows that Jeffrey Magee has nowhere to go, and she does not care that he is white. Amanda brings Jeffrey home, and he just sort of stays. He stays for dinner, and then does not leave....

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    As a little boy, Maniac Magee went to school like other children his age. When he ran away from his aunt and uncle's house, he left school behind. He did not return when he arrived in Two Mills....

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    The two characters that Maniac meets in Chapter 34 are Piper and Russell McNab. Their connection to Maniac's past is that they are John McNab's little brothers. John McNab is the boy that tried...

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    Maniac is used to fending for himself, so he wants to sleep in the equipment room. By the time Maniac met Grayson, he had lost two families. The old man found him sleeping in the buffalo pen at...

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    The title character in Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee is born Jeffrey Magee and lives roughly the first decade of his life being called Jeffrey. Upon coming to the town of Two Mills after leaving...

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    Mars Bar is tough, used to getting his own way, and easily offended. He likes to be feared. Mars Bar is one of the kids that Maniac meets in Two Mills. He is a tough guy, and also happens to be...

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    Maniac looks haggard, dirty, underfed, and just generally pitiable when Grayson finds him. This happens at the beginning of Chapter 22. Here's how the narrator describes Maniac right as Grayson...

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    Maniac Magee stopped going to school when he ran away from his aunt and uncle's house. He still loved learning even though he did not attend school. Maniac especially loved to read. Grayson...

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    Mars Bar and Maniac used to both jog in the morning, and since they both are in the same place they start to jog together. Maniac and Mars Bar jog together every morning. At first, Maniac thought...

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    Maniac wants Mars Bar to see that blacks and whites are the same, and the plan is successful because Mars Bar has a good time. Maniac’s idea to bring Mars Bar to Piper’s birthday party is to...

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    The character of Mars Bar, from the book Maniac Magee, is an "everyday hero" because he is a very human character who learns an important lesson and grows from it; that is, he is just a regular...

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    John McNab takes in Maniac Magee out of gratitude for making John look admirable to his little brothers. More generally, John takes Maniac in because Maniac had looked out for John's little...

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    When Piper invited Maniac to his birthday party, he agrees on one condition. He has a “zany” idea. He tells them he will come if he can bring someone. The someone he has in mind is Mars Bar....

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    The Pickwell kids were impressed that Maniac was running on the steel rail of the train tracks. Maniac goes to the Pickwell house for dinner because the Pickwells have a lot of kids, and when Mrs....

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    Manic is blind to racism and seeing color. Race is very significant in Two Mills. If you are white, you live on the West End and you generally stay on the West End with your own kind. If you are...

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    I can think of quite a few "A" words that would describe Maniac Magee. Awesome, athletic, able, alienated, and altruistic. Maniac is definitely an able bodied athlete. Early in the story he...

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    Jeffrey Magee is known as “Maniac Magee” because he engages in behaviors that everyone considers impossible. Jeffrey gets the nickname Maniac by herding the frog McNab is using as a baseball....

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    Maniac Magee rarely felt at home. His parents both perished in a tragic trolley car accident when he was three years old. He was sent to live with his aunt and uncle, who had a strained marital...

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    At the beginning of the book, Maniac Magee is rather lost and searching for something that he's not sure exists yet: a permanent place to call his own with people who care about him. His parents...

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    Maniac Magee ran away from his aunt and uncle's home, where he had lived since he was orphaned at three-years-old. He ran until he arrived in Two Mills, Pennsylvania. Two Mills was close to where...

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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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    Maniac wants to belong somewhere, with people who love him and a real address. Maniac lost his family when his parents died. He was shipped off to relatives, but they were horrible people who...

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    Although you definitely notice from their first encounter early on that Mars Bar doesn't like Maniac, when he tries to yank the book from him and dares him to take a bite of his candy bar, the...

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    I think the best way to answer this question is to make a list of significant events that involved Maniac Magee. Maniac's parents are killed in a trolley accident. Maniac is sent to live with his...

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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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    One feature Spinelli uses when writing his book is to refer to the events as if they were a legend. He uses third person narration and the first chapter to do this. Spinelli establishes that Maniac...

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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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