Maniac Magee's parents died and he moved in with his aunt and uncle. He eventually ran away and made it to Two Mills. He ran into this girl named Amanda Beale and they became close. He ended up staying at their house for awhile.
He started to become famous around town and people started calling him Maniac Magee. After awhile he left the Beales house and started living at the zoo and that's where he met Grayson
Grayson takes Maniac Magee in and he lets him stay in the old equipment room for baseball.
Maniac stays with Grayson for awhile, but sadly the morning after Christmas Grayson dies and Maniac starts to pack his things and find a new place to stay.
He stays in the Buffalo pen at the zoo and him and Mars Bars become closer friends. One morning when he woke up Amanda was there and told him that he is coming back home
Not just to her home but to their home. Maniac had finally found a home, an address, and a true family