S: Maniac Magee
BC: About the creator Nico Anderson is a very smart boy who is in sixth grade and loves reading books like Maniac Magee. This is his first time doing a mixbook and he has really enjoyed doing it. Look for Nico Anderson when he makes his next book on mixbook!
FC: By: Jerry Spinelli | Created By: Nico Anderson
1: SUMMARY Maniac Magee is a story about a boy named Jeffrey who runs away and doesn't know were to go. So he runs into a little league and meets a guy named McNab who challenges him in a game of baseball. McNab throws a really fast fastball and he's about two times taller then Jeffrey. But somehow, Jeffrey uses his super speed skills and beats the boy who towers over him. Thats how he got the name Maniac.
2: Soon he joins a new school and a new family. He lives with a girl named Amanda Beale who has a little brother and sister named Hester and lester. They're twins and big troublemakers. One day for dinner, they had a big pizza. that was the first time He had pizza. The next morning, Jeffrey had spots all over him. That's when they found out that Jeffrey Magee was allergic to pizza. | Trust me. You don't want to be allergic to pizza.
3: The Cobble's Knot is a knot out of your imagination. The inventor of this nightmare is Mr.cobble. He is also the manager for his restaurant called Cobble's corner. His reward for anyone who unties it is a years supply of pizza. No one since then could untie such a knot. Until now. One morning, after Maniac got up and ate breakfast, he heard a knock on the door. When he answered it, He saw a little boy holding a yo-yo in his hands with a giant knot in it. As Amanda watched Maniac untie it at lightning speed, an idea hit her. So she told him about the Cobble's Knot. Eventually, he untied it. But it wasn't for the pizza. It was for him to become more popular. And indeed he did.
4: When Maniac walked out of the madhouse at Cobble's Corner, he approached a couple of the meanest bullies in school. He thought that they wouldn't hurt him because he had just made history, but they actually chased him out of town. He ran right out of East End and into the zoo. Then the buffaloes became his family until a guy named Grayson picked him up. Grayson and Maniac became great friends. They hung out, had Christmas and thanksgiving together, and played baseball together. They had a great time. Grayson died at age 41. It was a very sad morning. When Maniac woke up, he went to go wake up Grayson. But he wouldn't wake up. Maniac went to his funeral. He had just lost his best friend.
5: Characters Jeffrey Magee: A 12 year old white boy that has really quick feet. He was an orphan at age four when his parents died. Amanda Beale: A 12 year black girl who is really smart. Jeffrey lived with Amanda and her family after he ran away. John McNab: McNab is 13 and a giant. He was also a great pitcher. But he wasn't good enough to beat Maniac.
6: Characters Grayson: His first name is Earl but he goes by Grayson. He acted as a family to Maniac when he ran away from the bullies at Cobble's Corner. Mars Bars: Mars Bars was a jerk at first. But soon he was one of maniac's closest friends.
7: Who Would I Be? Who would I be If I were in this story? Well I would be Maniac because he gets all the good stuff like, Butterscotch Krimpets, free pizza, he's great at untying knots, he's ultra fast and he got to live with the Buffaloes. He's actually kissed one before. The only bad thing about being Maniac, is that he's too popular and he's allergic to pizza. Other then that I would definitely be him.