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Newbery Award Library IV

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This collection of award-winning novels from HarperTrophy contains 1981 Newbery Award winner Maniac Magee, 1989 Newbery Honor book Scorpions, and 1985 Newbery Honor book The Moves Make the Man. These contemporary, compelling favorites are fast-paced and cutting edge -- perfect for today's readers.
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Published May 28th 1998 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published May 1998)
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May 07, 2008 Shawn rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Shawn by: my teacher
The book Maniac Magee was written by Jerry Spinelli. It is about a twelve year old boy named Jeffery Lionel. His parents died in a trolley accident when he was three. He was sent to live with his Aunt Dot and his Uncle Dan. They did not get along very well. They didn’t talk at all to each other and that bothered Jeffery. One day he got so upset that he decided to run away because he couldn’t handle his uncle and aunt not speaking to each other. He ran to a town called Mill. This place is very r ...more
Oct 08, 2008 Cynthia rated it really liked it
This is the second book I've read by Jerry Spinelli. It was sad, but good. Jeffrey Lionel “Maniac” Magee was orphaned at three years old by a terrible trolley accident that killed his parents. He lived with his unhappy aunt and uncle for eight unhappy years and then permanently ran away at age eleven from Holidaysburg in western Pennsylvania. He has a rocky time in Two Mills because of racial tension between the east enders (Blacks) and the west enders (Whites). He eases the tension between the ...more
May 28, 2008 Rachel rated it it was amazing
i only read maniac magee.
but it's a great story.
great for boys
but also great for anybody else.
i love it.
i haven't read it in years and years.
i have to read it again soon.
Mar 10, 2008 JK rated it it was amazing
The substitute for my sixth grade teacher, who was on maternity leave, read this to our class. I still think Maniac is Spinelli's best.
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When Jerry Spinelli was a kid, he wanted to grow up to be either a cowboy or a baseball player. Lucky for us he became a writer instead.

He grew up in rural Pennsylvania and went to college at Gettysburg College and Johns Hopkins University. He has published more than 25 books and has six children and 16 grandchildren.
Jerry Spinelli began writing when he was 16 — not much older than the hero of his
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