What happened to Amanda's Encyclopedia A in Maniac Magee?

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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 to read the entire thing.  She has only the one volume of the encyclopedia.  Maniac wants to read it too, but he can’t get his hands on it.

Problem was, Amanda was always reading it. And she vowed she wasn't giving it up, not even to Maniac, till she read everything from Aardvark to Aztec. To make matters worse, the supermarket offer had expired, so there were no other volumes. (Ch. 15)

Amanda carts her entire library to school with her in...

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