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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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Manolito is a grandiose character, and even reading his story in translation leaves wnglish feeling like I’ve been visiting his in his apartment in Madrid. Library Locations and Hours. Not outstanding among his peers, just an ordinary little boy – who drives all the adults crazy! His language is a little rougher, he’s more into “gross” and tv is a definite part of his life, but under the skin he’s another Nicolas. And for the first time, this best-selling phenomenon from Spain is available in English.

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Silenced in translation: The voice of Manolito Gafotas | Jeroen Vandaele

Project Gutenberg 0 editions. Become a LibraryThing Author. If you can get a few kids to appreciate the humor and manollito voice of Manolito, this could be quite popular, but it will take some booktalking. I liked this book so much. Make this your default list.


I enjoyed this book quite a bit – but it’s one that may or may not be a hit on the library shelves. References to this work on englidh resources.

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.

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. Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Conversations 73. He has the same authentic voice as Nicolas, and almost the same naive indifference to the havoc he creates around him.

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. It’s nicely episodic, would work well read aloud, and has millions manoluto fantastic bit to read for a quick book talk.

As he’d say, in the worldwide world, there’s nobody like him! Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

What a voice this character has! Recently added by conexionesinconexasLulatecaJulianSantafersermarcarlos.

Manolito Gafotas

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. Manolito is definitely the heir of Goscinny’s Nicolas.

I enjoyed reading it in every sense and I really laughed hard every other page Google Books — Loading One or more items could not be added because you are not logged in. I Agree This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and if not signed in for advertising.


You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. Gr This is a translation of Manolito Gafotas, a contemporary novel for children in Spain that has also inspired feature films and television shows.

Manolito Four-Eyes by Elvira Lindo | LibraryThing

Manolito Four-Eyes would be their son. 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. And for the first time, this best-selling phenomenon from Spain is available in English.

In Carabanchel-that’s the name of my neighborhood in Madrid, in case I haven’t told you-everyone manoilto me as Manolito Four-Eyes. For more help see the Common Manoliho help page. But he can’t help it-he doesn’t have to try. I have not laughed out loud so hard in ages. If Manolit Nicolas had married a woman from Spain