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.
By Jerry Spinelli
Paperback: 180 pages
Age Range: 8 - 12
Grade Level: 3 - 8
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; second edition (November 1, 1999)