Maniac Magee. Third quarter. Previewing Maniac Magee. Read the title, the author, and look at the illustration on the cover. What do you think the book will be about? Where and when do you think it takes place? Have you ever read any other books by the same author? . Homelessness.
Imagine you are Maniac Magee. Write a letter of farewell to the Beales, explaining your decision to leave, expressing your appreciation of the time you spent with them, and suggesting what you might do in the future.
What do you think will happen to Maniac in the East End? Why?
What do you think Maniac meant when he asserted that “East End and West End, black and white would begin only when the alarm clocks rang”?
Why do you think Mars Bar and Maniac became friends? Do you think this kind of friendship could actually develop between former adversaries?
Do you think it is possible for people to overcome deep-rooted prejudice as happened in this story?