192 pages, 7.75 × 5.25 × 0.5 in
November 1, 1999
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0316809063
ISBN - 13: 9780316809061
From the Publisher
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.
About the Author
Jerry Spinelli is the author of over fifteen immensely popular books for young readers, includingEggs, Stargirl, Space Station Seventh Grade,Newbery Honor winnerWringer, andManiac Magee, winner of more than fifteen state children's book awards in addition to the Newbery Medal. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, Eileen. His website is www.jerryspinelli.com.
From Our Editors
People don’t just arbitrarily give you the name Maniac Magee. You really have to earn it. Born Jeffrey Lionel Magee, Maniac lost his parents at an early age; then his life changed dramatically. Kids today talk about how fast he could run and about his incredible in-the-park "frog" home run. But what the kids from the East and West sides talk about most is what he did for them all. Maniac Magee is a charmingly feel-good fiction and winner of the 1991 Newberry Medal.