Synopsis: When Jeffrey Magee's parents pass away, he is forced to live with his aunt and uncle. They are very unhappy and Jeffrey, after eight years, can't take it anymore. He has to get away. So, one day, he starts running. He runs and runs for days and ends up in the town next to where he use to live with his parents.
At first, he is a mysterious kid who shows up, does amazing things, and then runs away. Eventually, the kids and adults of Bridgeport get to know who Jeffrey, now called Maniac, really is and Maniac gets to experience racism head on.
How will Maniac handle loss, loneliness, and racism? At the age of eleven, Maniac has experienced more about people than any child should and learned more about people than most ever will.
This print and use workbook is a child-directed literature study that requires no teacher or parental prep time.
The format is an exciting new approach to studying literature. Each page engages the student in many interesting activities. Children will explore new vocabulary in its context and answer questions that involve them in the story. Learners reflect on their own experiences to better understand those of the characters. This process ensures full comprehension of the novel. Additional activities involve illustrating, sequencing, analyzing characters, and point of view.
The literature study concludes with an organized and detailed book summary. A simple rubric is included for grading the book summary.
Get involved with the story and become a better reader.
Total Pages: 30