Narrator: S. Epatha Merkerson
Imprint: Listening Library
Release Date: September 24, 2002
4 Hours and 23 Minutes
Play Clip: Embed
List Price: $38
Categories: Juvenile Fiction - Family - Orphans & Foster Homes, Juvenile Fiction - Social Themes - Runaways, Juvenile Fiction - Social Themes - Prejudice & Racism
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; 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.