Maniac Magee - Study Guide Chapters 1 – 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1. Jeffery Lionel Magee aka “Maniac Magee” was born into a two-parent family in a town named Bridgeport. When Jeffery was three years old, his parents were killed in a tragic P&W trolley accident on a return trip from the city. The newly orphaned boy moved to Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, with his Aunt Dot and Uncle Dan. Jeffery’s aunt and uncle are in an unhappy relationship consisting of them splitting their possessions to the maximum extent possible. Eight years later, Maniac is still living with his Aunt Dot and Uncle Dan and is set to perform with his school’s chorus. Aunt Dot and Uncle Dan show up at Jeffery’s Spring Musical and, true to form, sit at opposite sides of the auditorium. As the music begins, Jeffery’s voice is normal and blends in with his fellow classmates. As the music ends, however, the crowd...

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