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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He has the same authentic voice as Nicolas, and almost the same naive indifference to the havoc he creates around him. Manolito Gafotas, a boy engkish in a suburb of Madrid, has an energetic mother, an eccentric grandfather, good friends, a little brother he calls “Imbecile”, an overworked school psychologist and, above all, lots of things to tell about.

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Project Gutenberg 0 editions. 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. He passes through life with his eyes and ears wide open, snapping up words adults use and endowing them with his own meaning, telling the reader about his experiences and thoughts as best he can.

What a voice this character has! But he can’t help it – he doesn’t have to try. I recommend this book to all Spanish learners who want to be entertained while improving their Spanish skills! Add to Your books. 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! But he can’t help it-he doesn’t have to try.

Manolito Four-Eyes

Family life — Spain — Juvenile fiction. Whether he’s fighting over the One-and-Only Susana; trying not to fight with Ozzy the Bully; telling his entire life story to the school psychologist; or discovering the true meaning of World Peace – year-old Manolito is a real original. If you can get manloito few kids to appreciate the humor and fresh voice of Manolito, this could be quite popular, but it will take some booktalking.

fafotas School Library Journal Review Gr This is a translation of Manolito Gafotas, a contemporary novel for children in Spain that has also inspired feature films and television shows.

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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. What a cute, funny, special and wonderful little book about a VERY funny little Spanish boy living in the outskirts of Madrid. Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Conversations 73. The following items were successfully added.

In this episodic chapter book, year-old Manolito tells about his experiences at home, in school, and in his Madrid neighborhood. Whether he’s mxnolito over the One-and-Only Susana; trying not to fight with Ozzy the Bully; telling his entire life story to the school psychologist; or discovering the true meaning of World Peace-ten-year-old Manolito is a real original.


JeanLittleLibrary Oct 30, You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. Not outstanding among his peers, just an ordinary little boy – who drives all the adults gafptas Library Locations and Hours.

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Manolito Gafotas

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.

Manolito is definitely the heir of Goscinny’s Nicolas. There was an error while adding the following items. References to this work on external resources. For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. The story focuses on his everyday life with some of his favorite pals, such as “Big Ears” Lopez and his heartthrob, the “One-and-Only Susana,” among others.

Spain — Juvenile fiction. If Gqfotas Nicolas had married a woman from Spain I liked this book so much. I have not laughed out loud so hard in ages.