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Maniac Magee Audiobook

Maniac Magee

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Publisher's Summary

He wasn't born with the name Maniac Magee. He came into this world named Jeffrey Lionel 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; about how he hit an inside-the-park "frog" homer; about how no knot, no matter how snarled, would stay that way once he began to untie it. But the thing Maniac Magee is best known for is what he did for the kids from the East Side and those from the West Side.

©1960,1961 Sheila Burnford; (P)1997 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Pulbishing Group, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Newbery Medal Winner, 1991

"Half tall tale, half novel, Jerry Spinelli's Newbery Award winner is beautifully narrated by film and television actress S. Epatha Merkerson." (School Library Journal)
"A humorous yet poignant tall tale." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Sandra Smith 12-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I have loved this book for years."

    I think every kid should get to read it. Truly heart felt. I like that the person reading the book embodied the character's personality.

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    Anna 03-26-13
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    "Great story, warm and wonderful reading"

    We loved the story and the reading given to it here is a pleasure to listen to, bringing a whole new life to the tale. Cheers!

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    LynneC Raleigh, NC 03-06-13
    LynneC Raleigh, NC 03-06-13 Member Since 2013

    Separated mom of 3 (14,12,10); nursing student who has NO time to sit and read so I get my book "fix" in the car and during workouts!!

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    "Terrific for FAMILY road trips!!!"
    If you could sum up Maniac Magee in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, moving, classic tale.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All of Maniac's interactions with the old man.


    Any additional comments?

    Beautifully performed by Ms. Merkerson! My kids ask for it when we take a trip and they're entering their teens! Better than a DVD any day!!

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    Crystal United States 11-19-12
    Crystal United States 11-19-12
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    "You will laugh and cry!!"
    Would you listen to Maniac Magee again? Why?

    I would definately listen to Maniac Magee again!! This story has many lessons to teach. All ages will fall in love with Maniac and Amanda Beal. I will listen to this story again and again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    What I enjoyed best about the story is how the author uses the characters to bring love and compassion to life.


    Which character – as performed by S. Epatha Merkerson – was your favorite?

    Amanda Beal


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    How one little boy changed his neighborhood for the better.


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    Lisa Broomfield, CO, United States 03-12-12
    Lisa Broomfield, CO, United States 03-12-12 Member Since 2017
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    "S. Epatha Merkerson - Awsome!!"
    What did you love best about Maniac Magee?

    Great classic story for readers of all ages. S. Epatha Merkerson is a very talented voice, and perfect for this story.


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    Amazon Customer Wexford, PA, United States 02-13-12
    Amazon Customer Wexford, PA, United States 02-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Boy Book"
    Would you listen to Maniac Magee again? Why?

    Yes. With my sons or husband.

    Yes, I am a girl (grownup), but to watch the


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    Joan gilbertsville, PA, USA 03-18-09
    Joan gilbertsville, PA, USA 03-18-09
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    "maniac magee"

    it si so far good. i like that kid because he can run fast. he also can hit fast balls.

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    Mar?a I. San Juan, PR, Puerto Rico 12-18-09
    Mar?a I. San Juan, PR, Puerto Rico 12-18-09
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    "Maniac Magee"

    The Maniac Magee books is excelent for children who doesnt any experience of reading and comprehension in english But the book not include a guide of chapter. Audible have include the chapter guide in this book, its the only problem of the book, but my son really enjoyed the book.

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