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Maniac Magee Setting

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Setting

This story is set in the Pennsylvania towns of Hollidaysbury, Two Mills, and Bridgeport. Maniac was born in Bridgeport, moved to Hollidaysbury to live with his aunt and uncle after his parents' deaths, and then established himself through his unusual feats in the West and East Ends of Two Mills.

The entire setting is almost dreamlike. The actual dates of the story are never given, and the towns themselves always appear a bit unrealistic. Two Mills is large enough to have a zoo, but it seems to have few of the characteristics of a city. There are no attendance officers or social workers to investigate this homeless boy who never attends school. Maniac is renowned for hitting a "frog" homer and untying the most intricate knots, hardly feats associated with today. His attempts at racial harmony also appear unrealistic in the violence prone neighborhoods of the 1990s. Spinelli's ethereal...

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