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Maniac Magee

Maniac Magee


by Jerry Spinelli

Maniac Magee Resources


Better For You Than Pizza

So it's not a candy store or a pizza place, but it is the blog of a heart doctor named Cobble.

The Real Two Mills?

Here's the website of the town where Jerry Spinelli himself grew up.

Movies and TV

Maniac for TV

This is Nickelodeon's version in 2003. You probably won't recognize anybody.

Articles and Interviews

No Softballs Here

This isn't some dry, boring, "give us your thoughts on the meaning of life" interview—this is questions you want to know the answers to, asked by kids like you.

Can't Get Enough?

Here's a transcript of a longer interview with our man Spinelli.


The Catch

Here's why striking out Willie Mays is such a big deal: he's one of the greatest baseball players in the history of the game. And now you have visual evidence.

Jasper, Joseph and the Munchkin Fun Run

So there are kids who run, and there are kids who run and make a difference. Maybe Maniac isn't so far fetched after all.


Run, Maniac, Run

Just a pair of feet—and a big, honking Newbery Medal—on the cover of the 1992 edition.

Jerry, Jerry, Jerry

Does he look like what you imagined?

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