Maniac Magee kayaks to save books

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One early morning  my mom was driving me to school when we saw police car lights flashing.  Curious, we wanted to know what was going on so we pulled over to see what was happening.  The incident took place on the Yadkin River bridge so we stopped in a corn field.  When we got a closer look, we saw a black limo pulled over on the bridge.  I gasped when I saw Jerry Spinill hanging over the bridge about to fall into the river.  When the police officer got Jerry back on the bridge, he about jumped in again screaming “my books, my books, my precious books!”  We were all wondering what in the heck he was talking about.  Then suddenly, a kid was kayaking towards the mystery books shouting, ”I GOT THEM!”  To our amazement, it was Maniac Magee!  He kayaked faster than the wind and then ran straight up the bridge in flash!  Jerry thanked Maniac and then he got back in the limo and drove off.  Maniac waved and jumped backed in his kayak and paddled away out of sight.  My mom and I went on with our normal day, but boy did we have an exciting story to tell our friends.

By:  Morgan Bellanger

Breaking News “Maniac Magee Sighting”

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Breaking News:  Manica Magee spotted on the track at Fall Creek School in Yadkin County.

Today I saw Maniac Magee at the cougar’s running track when we were doing the mile run.  All of the sudden a scrawny boy in tattered clothes appeared.  When he ran beside me all he said was “hi”.  I was puzzled but kept on running.  He ran 30 laps around the running track,  that is 7 miles and 2 laps.  I thought he would get some water but he didn’t.  I asked him why he ran so far.  He said he wanted to show other children that you can do whatever you set your mind on doing and never give up.  I always wondered why Maniac Magee was at our school, but I suppose that is just Maniac’s way of motivating other kids.  I sure hope I get to see him again; he was a odd little fellow.

By:  Morgan Bellanger

The Unbelieveable Hit

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It all started at Cougar Stadium. McNab was tired and frustrated with Maniac Magee.  It was the last straw for Mcnab because Maniac hit all the balls he pitched.  We needed one run to win the game,  so Mcnab decided he was going to cheat in order to make us lose the championship.  A nasty, mean idea slipped into Mcnab’s head that he thought surely would make us lose the game.  He said, “I gotta take a wizz” and off to the woods he went.  He came back with a swampy, slimy, ugly creature.  It was a wart covered frog!  Maniac didn’t know that it was a frog until it was hurling at him.  He didn’t want frog guts all over him and he did not want to hurt the little ugly frog, so he bunted it.  Mcnab was so confused that he didn’t move for the next five seconds.  Maniac walked around the bases while Mcnab tried to catch the little frog.  When Maniac’s foot touched home plate, the whole crowd started cheering.  We had won the game fair and square.  Maniac did his winning dance, snatched up the frog, gave him a big kiss then he started to jog off to the woods.  The jog quickly turned into a run and then we couldn’t see him anymore.  We all believe he took the frog back to where he belonged.  And that is how the story of the unbelievable hit came to be.

By:  Morgan Bellanger