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    In the story, Maniac Magee, the author Jerry Spinelli developed Maniac as a smart character. One example from the story of how Maniac was considered a smart character was on the pages 10-13. In these pages, Maniac was roaming the town of Two Mills and ran into many people. The first person Maniac ran into was a girl named Amanda Beale, who kept all of her books in a heavily guarded suitcase. When Maniac and Amanda were talking, Maniac asked for a book, and at first, she said no, but then because of all Maniac’s knowledge of books and of how nice he was she finally said yes. He brought home the book and finished it in a day and a half. This is an example of how Maniac was smart. Maniac read books all the time and learned a lot through reading.…

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    Maniac Magee Analysis

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    7 Paragraph Summary for Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli The main character’s name is Jeffrey Magee, and he can be described as an 11-year old boy. His parents had died when he was three. He desperately wants to be part of a family and to have a home with an address where he can come back every night. Jeffrey is very athletic and has many unusual skills. He earned the name “Maniac” because of his odd talents, such as bravely going into houses deemed scary by others, untying complicated knots, or…

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    Maniac Magee Themes

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    protagonist, Jeffery Lionel “Maniac” Magee’s parents died in a trolley accident because the driver was drunk. He is sent to live with his aunt and uncle in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. They want a divorce, but they refuse to get one because they are Catholics. After living with them for 8 years, Manic runs away. The reason he runs away is because he is unhappy, due to his aunt and uncle disliking each other. He did not like the way things were. They had to share him daily. He ran to the town of…

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    in the same activities or eating the same foods but just in another part of town. The book Maniac Magee can be compared to the artwork New Kids in the Neighborhood in several ways by creating a mood dictated through the setting of racism. The setting of Maniac Magee takes place in a small town called Two Mills where blacks and whites are separated by Hector Street. Each side lives their own lives but never interfere with the opposite side as a result the mood can be characterized as sad.…

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    Maniac Magee Essay

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    Maniac Magee was written by Jerry Spinelli and was published by Little, Brown Books in 1990. The book is the 1st paperback edition. It focuses on themes such as racism, homelessness, and family. Jeffrey Magee, also called Maniac, was a young Caucasian boy who is completely indifferent to the racial stereotypes that run the lives of everybody else. He was a kind person, caring deeply about those who treat him well and even those who do not. He was athletic, able to run long distances at great…

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    The author Jerry Spinelli, shows that the book Maniac Magee uses descriptive details, dialogue, and actions, by the thoughts develop in the character Maniac Magee. Maniac Magee is a boy who wants to a have a normal family. When he has a family he tries his best to act like he’s part of the family. I say, Maniac Magee, because the author uses him by giving him a character trait. Thinking about it I gave Maniac the character trait Helpful. I chose this character trait because “Maniac carried out…

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    In the book, Maniac Magee, Jerry Spinelli showed that Maniac was fast in the beginning because he wrote that Maniac took a year to run 200 miles and when he wrote that, he also wrote, “...figuring the way he could run…” Jerry Spinelli also showed that Maniac was kind because, in the book, he wrote, “Maniac smiled. "We can fix it."” I thought that example showed that Maniac was kind because Maniac was saying to Amanda that they can fix the book instead of him just leaving her and saying that it…

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    Jerry Spinelli used descriptive details, dialogue, actions, and thoughts to develop the main character in the book, Maniac Magee. I think that the character trait that Jerry Spinelli was describing for Jeffrey (Maniac) Magee is helpful. I think this and have text support for Maniac being helpful. One is that he untied little kids knots, as it says in the text “Little kids, especially preschoolers, came from all over, bringing him their knots. They had heard about him from Hester and Lester. They…

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    Maniac Magee Book Report

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    Today we focused on organizing his notebook and reading the book "Maniac Magee." Nathan enjoys talking about the book with me and has increasingly shown interest in reading more of the story to learn about the characters. He does struggle at times with reading specific vocabulary words and with reading at a certain pace. I recommend that Nathan get into the habit of reading more frequently aloud so that he can build up his confidence. When we first started reading his book, he did not want to…

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    In the book, Maniac Magee, the author, Spinelli, composes and lets shine through that Amanda Beale is a very mature character throughout the book. For instance, in a couple chapters in the book, Amanda was walking to school, and came across an unknown character (Maniac). She started talking and walking with him. He asked to borrow one of her books that she carried in her suitcase. Amanda really wanted to get on her way because otherwise she would be late. Amanda heard the first bell, and…

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