FC: MANIAC MAGEE
1: Maniacs parent died in a trolley accident, and he had to stay with his divorced aunt and uncle.
2: Maniac ran away from his new house because he was tired of listening to his aunt and uncle argue.
4: Maniac ran from his aunts house to the east end of town where he stayed at the Beale's house on 721 sycamore street. He lived with Amanda and Hester and Lester Beale for a long time until someone | started making fun of him. it spread and soon everyone was calling him Maniac Magee. It got so bad that one day Mars Bar (the kid in control) wrote in chalk on the front of his house in big letters: GO HOME FISHBELLY. He didn't mind it much at first but shortly after he did. So he ran away once again.
6: When maniac found a new home with Grayson the band shell owner he taught him how to read. They had fun playing baseball and going on walks until Christmas morning Grayson died. Maniac ran and ran and ran until he could go no further. He felt like wherever he stayed he
7: didn't fit in. he came to a cottage and walked inside. He heard two voices and tried to find out who it was. There were two little boys that were trying to run away just like him. he told him if they would go home he would stay with them. So they did.
9: Maniac stayed at the boys house for a long time. It was really messy and he did not want to stay there but he did not want to break the boys heart. He stayed and promised them if they went to school he would show them a shortcut to Mexico.
10: For the last time maniac ran away. He now slept in a pen with the buffaloes at the zoo until one night Amanda Beale came looking for him. She found him and told him that he would live at her house and it wasn't a question it was a demand. Finally maniac had a home.