Study Guide

Maniac Magee Characters

By Jerry Spinelli

Jeffrey Lionel "Maniac" Magee

Remember when you were ten or so, and a mouth full of braces and mom's special haircut were...

Earl Grayson

When we first meet Grayson, frankly, he's a little depressing. Yes, he rescued Maniac, but he's...

Amanda Beale

Yup, we lined up to reserve Amanda Beale as our BFF, too. What's not to love? She's loyal, bossy,...

Mars Bar Thompson

Don't lie: when you first met Mars Bar, didn't you think he was going be the bad guy? He's got...

John McNab

Were you quaking in your boots when you first met Big John? We won't tell. This guy is big 5 foot...

Piper and Russell McNab

These may be two little boys, but they're about as different from Hester and Lester Beale as you...

Hester and Lester Beale

Ok, Amanda, we're sure the drawing on everything is super annoying and all. But really we'd love...

Mrs. Beale

What if Amanda had brought Maniac home to her house and it was Sam's mom from iCarly instead of...

Uncle Dan and Aunt Dot

Uncle Dan and Aunt Dot don't get a lot of time in Maniac, but we feel their effect through the...

The East Enders

The grumpy old man helps Maniac see the prejudice all around him in the East End. Gee, thanks,...

The West Enders

Mrs. Pickwell, Mr. Pickwell, Grandmother Pickwell, Grandfather Pickwell, Great-Grandfather...

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