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Jerry Spinelli

Maniac Magee


1993, Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award, Winner1993, Buckeye Children's Book Award, Winner1992, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award, Winner1993, Virginia Readers Choice Award, Winner1991, Carolyn W. Field Award, Winner

A Newbery Medal winning modern classic about a racially divided small town and a boy who runs.

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 many immensely popular books for young readers, including Eggs, Stargirl, Space Station Seventh Grade, Newbery Honor Book Wringer, Newbery Award winner Maniac Magee, and the picture books Mama Seeton's Whistle and I Can Be Anything! He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and fellow author, Eileen.