Manolito Gafotas is a children’s novel written by the Spanish writer Elvira Lindo and The novel has been translated into English as Manolito Four-Eyes. An invitation to read Elvira Lindo’s stories about Manolito Gafotas. English / Spanish teacher and translator for over 20 years. I have been. Manolito Gafotas. English. Edition: First edition. Publication Information: Recounts the exploits of the irrepressible Manolito as he navigates the world of his.

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References to this work on external resources. Make this your default list. As he’d say, in the worldwide world, there’s nobody like him!

All of the neighbors in the boy’s Madrid suburb know the year-old as Manolito Four-Eyes because he wears glasses with thick lenses. CD Audiobook 0 editions.

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I’d give this to anyone who remembers being 10, who loves language, or who has a sense of humour. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. Summary “Nobody knows me as Manolito Garc ;a Moreno, not even Big Ears L ;pez, and he’s my best friend; even though sometimes he can be a dog and a traitor and other times, a dog traitorhe’s still my best friend and he’s a whole lotta cool.

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To be sure, the protagonist is a wild, spunky, dramatic, manlito sort of character sure to be popular with children, who will probably find him, in Manolito’s own inimitable words, a “whole lotta cool. I recommend this book to all Spanish learners who want to be entertained while improving their Spanish skills!


Recently added by conexionesinconexasLulatecaJulianSantafersermarcarlos. It’s nicely episodic, would work well read aloud, and has millions of fantastic bit engish read for a quick book talk.

What a voice this character has! Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Manolito is a grandiose character, and even reading his story in translation leaves me feeling like I’ve been visiting his in his apartment in Madrid. The story focuses on his manoluto life with some of his favorite pals, such as “Big Ears” Lopez and his heartthrob, the “One-and-Only Susana,” among others. Not outstanding among his peers, just an ordinary little boy – who drives all the adults crazy!

Thank you for using the catalog. For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. And for the first time, this best-selling phenomenon from Janolito is available in English. Manolito Four-Eyes would be their son. Project Gutenberg 0 editions. Manolito’s sociologist mother has concerns about his behavior so he spends some time telling the school psychologist his life story.

I enjoyed this book quite a bit – but it’s one that may or may not be a hit on the library shelves. Elvira Lindo’s best-seller in Spain has been translated into various languages – finally English!

Editions of Manolito Gafotas by Elvira Lindo

Now available in American English, the book was first published in Spain in as part of a series about Manolito. If you can get a few kids to appreciate the humor and fresh voice of Manolito, this could be quite popular, but it will take some booktalking.

He is soooo sweet: Described by his mother as born talking, Manolito brings his family and friends alive on the page through a chatty, first-person narrative in which he recounts events such as a punch from a bully who breaks his glasses, a visit from a demanding schoolmate named One-and-Only Susana, and a surprise birthday party for his beloved grandpa.


Spain — Juvenile fiction. If Goscinny’s Nicolas had married a woman from Spain And for the first time, this best-selling phenomenon from Spain is available in English.

He has the same authentic voice as Nicolas, and almost the same naive indifference to the havoc he creates around him. Wikipedia in English None. Google Books — Loading Become a LibraryThing Author. In Carabanchel – that’s the name of my neighborhood in Madrid, in case I haven’t told you-everyone knows me as Manolito Four-Eyes. Grandfathers — Juvenile fiction. Whether he’s fighting over the One-and-Only Susana; trying not to fight with Ozzy the Bully; telling his entire manlito story to the school psychologist; or discovering the true meaning of Mano,ito Peace – year-old Manolito is a real original.

Manolito Gafotas

In Carabanchel-that’s the name of my neighborhood in Madrid, in case I haven’t told you-everyone knows me as Manolito Four-Eyes. I have not laughed out loud so hard in ages. In this episodic chapter enlish, year-old Manolito tells about his experiences at home, in school, and in his Madrid neighborhood. One or more items could not be added because you are not logged in.