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Author: Jerry Spinelli
Subject: A homeless, but unimaginably talented, 12-year-old boy
Setting: Two Mills, a fictional town in Pennsylvania
Maniac Magee is the story of an energetic boy who can outrun dogs, hit a home run off the best pitcher in town, and untie an impenetrable knot. It's also the story of how this boy confronts racism in his small town, tries to find a home, and attempts to calm rival factions in the town?s toughest neighborhood.
|Lexile Measure: 820
Grade Level: 5
Sub-Genre: Modern Folk Tale
|Gender of Main Character: Boy
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In the story, instead of returning Amanda's book right away, Maniac Magee keeps it to read again and again. Maniac Magee gets great pleasure from reading. Write about an activity, sport or hobby that gives you great pleasure.
Sometimes one event can change a person's life completely. Write a paragraph about the terrible accident that befalls Jeffrey's family and how it affects Jeffrey's life.
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