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Maniac Magee Paperback – November 1, 1999
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Top Customer Reviews
He's so cool
Don't go to school
Runs all night
Runs all right
Kissed a bull."
It looked very interesting and funny. I really liked the book because the main character, Maniac Magee, was funny and smart and cared about and helped people. You really want him to be happy.
Maniac Magee (whose really name was Jeffrey) became a homeless kid who lost his parents in a trolley accident. He wants a real home with a family and that is what he looks for in the story. He's really unusual. He is famous for running everywhere. He's so fast no one can beat him. He's really good at sports. He even hit a "frog" ball and turned it into an inside the park homerun. He can untie very complicated knots. Little kids bring him all their troubles and he helps solve them. He wins a lifetime supply of pizza but he's allergic to pizza! Everyone loves him--well, almost everyone. That's what bothers him and keeps him running all night.
Maniac doesn't see any bad in people. He keeps thinking they're nice. But some are so mean that he finally figures out they don't like him. He blames himself. Maniac meets a girl, Amanda. She has lots of books and he really wants one. She lets him have one to read. When he returns it she invites him to live with her family in the East End. Only black people live there. Maniac doesn't see any difference between the black and white people. When he sees there are some who don't understand each other he tries to get them to like each other. But this doesn't happen very easily.Read more ›
On his journey running he ran to a place called The Two Mills and he met a couple of kids. The first kid was Amanda. Maniac told Amanda about his parents and Amanda Beale invited Maniac to live with them. Maniac was so happy that he had an address now. You are probably wondering where he was sleeping before the Beale's let him live with them. Well i am not going to tell you, you are going to have to see for yourself.
The author that wrote this book is trying to teach us a lesson, to be friends with everyone no matter what color you are.
This author is an amazing writer, in his books there is a lot of humor, and at the same time there is a lot of sadness.
I would recommend this book to 10 year olds to 13 year olds because i am 11 and it really kept my attention.
My opinion of this book is that it was a marvelous book. One of my favorite parts was when he tired to get that enormous knot out of the rope.
In this book maniac comes across a lot of challenges he comes to beat. I would give this book (.....)I loved this book and I guarantee you will to! If you want to check out this book go to your local library and check this book out!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Every child and adult should read this book! It will change your outlook, attitude and your perception of lifePublished 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
I chose this book to read with my student for tutoring, and to be honest, I should've chosen a different book. Read morePublished 4 days ago by K J
I brought this for my 10 year old and he loved it,to see him get excited about reading is something special, he spoke so highly of the book I even read it, a great readPublished 5 days ago by Daph
This book stinks. It just goes on and on like a history of magic lesson in hp. Nothing exiting happens. Why are all the kids scared of finsterwalds anyway? Read morePublished 21 days ago by Yuguo Zheng
My Daughter needed to read this book over the summer for 6th grade. She is not a reader but she is really enjoying this book.Published 26 days ago by Sherri Patterson
Awesome book! I ordered this book for my 10 year old boy. He rates the book as a 10 which is very good for a little one who does not like to read. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Gloria
I am a 13 year old boy. At first when I heard the name, "Maniac Magee" the first thing that came to mind was a Doctor Seus book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Pigasus007