Maniac Magee

by Jerry Spinelli

Maniac Magee

Rookies Timeline

May 2 to May 11
Chapters 1-12
May 12 to May 21
Chapters 13-24
May 22 to May 31
Chapters 25-36
June 1 to June 8
Chapters 37-46

Book Stats

46Young‑adult fiction1990Rookies


He wasn’t always known as Maniac Magee, but when his parents died and his life changed, so did his name. And Maniac Magee became a legend. Even today, kids talk about how fast he could run and how he hit an inside-the-park “frog” homer, but the thing Maniac Magee is best known for is what he did for the kids from the East End and for those from the West End. He was special all right, and this is his story.

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