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At the block party, an old man call Maniac something. What does he call him?


What is written on the side of the Beale's house?

"Fishbelly go home"

What was the prize for untangling Cobble's Knot?

one free pizza a week for a year

What had Hester and Lester torn up for confetti?

encyclopedia A

Where did Maniac walk when he left town?

the middle of the road

Why does Mr. Beale take Maniac back to the Beale house?

Mr. Beale realizes that Maniac has no other place to go.

What does Maniac do before falling asleep at the Beale house? Why?

Maniac checks the address. He has not had one for a long time.

What is the only way Hester and Lester agree to take a bath?

Hester and Lester insist that Maniac get into the bathtub with them.

What is Maniac allergic to? Why is everyone so surprised about this?

Maniac is allergic to pizza. Everyone is surprised since they have never known anyone who is allergic to pizza.

What feeling is Maniac "blind to?"

Maniac is blind to the fact that people dislike him because of his skin color.

What idea does Amanda have for making everyone like Maniac?

Amanda thinks that if Maniac unties Cobble's Knot, everyone will like him.

What does Maniac do for ten minutes before trying to untie the knot?

Maniac studies the knot for 10 minutes before starting to untie it.

Why does Maniac feel he has to leave the Beale family?

Maniac feels he is beginning to bring trouble to the Beale family after Amanda's encyclopedia is ruined.

Why does Maniac leave town by walking down the center of Hector Street?

Maniac walks down the center of Hector Street because there are gangs on both sides wanting to beat him up. Hector Street is the dividing line between East and West End.


family was large, and had spaghetti every night, and helped others in need,


family lived in East end; Hester, Lester, and Amanda were their children


an old baseball player who took Jeffery in and became his friend


family lived in West End, were unkind, and planned a war against the East Enders

Mars Bar

could jive his way into traffic and stop it with a look

Uncle Dan and Aunt Dot

Jeffery's aunt and uncle who took him in when his parents died

Trolley Driver

was drunk and caused a crash into the water below the Skullykill Bridge

Russell and Piper

were the children Maniac tried to keep in school

Butterscotch Krimpets

Jeffery's favorite snack food


the children in both West End AND East End were afraid to go into this yard

Jerry Spinelli

wrote Maniac Magee


Jeffery desperately wanted a home with this to call his own

Valley Forge

Jeffery imagined George Washington's troops as he lay delirious in a cabin here


Piper and Russell planned to run away here

Cobble's Grocery Store

Jeffery untied the knot here


Jeffery's best friend and became part of her family, finally


Jeffery loved to lick this from Mrs. Beale's finger

Fish Belly go home

was written on the Beale's house when Jeffery lived there

buffalo pen

After Jeffery left the Beale's, he slept at the zoo here

East End

black families lived here

West End

white families lived here

A band shell

Grayson and Jeffery lived here

Mars Bar

rescued Russell from the railroad trestle


what Maniac was allergic to

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