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Little Man

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  32 ratings  ·  12 reviews
A light-hearted tale of a boy who gains self-confidence with the help of some timely mentoring.

Albert is short -- very short -- and he hates it. His older brothers are tall like his father, but he takes after his petite mother. He wears too-large hand-me-down clothes from his bigger brothers. And worst of all, his very best friend moved away to Brooklyn during the school b
Hardcover, 205 pages
Published May 16th 2014 by Mikaya Press
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Renee Crooks
Nov 30, 2017 rated it liked it
In my own opinion, I thought that this book was really funny. I always enjoyed reading it, because I wanted to know what would happen next in the story.
Jun 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Dear Reader,

We were lucky enough to briefly meet this author during the Blogger Conference this year in New York this past May. She seemed really enthusiastic about her new book, and I can understand why: this is her first real "baby." All of Mann's (don't you love her aptonym for this book?!) other works were non-fiction titles about various landmarks of history. This is her first novel, and how much she cares about her characters - particularly Albert - really shines through.

Vannessa Anderson
Feb 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: youth-children
Albert’s best friend Lundon moves to New York where his dad accepted a teaching job just when the boys are about to start middle school. Albert is missing the company of his best friend and feels lonely, alone, lost and insecure about being shorter than the other kids in middle school. It seems everything he was good at in elementary school didn’t transfer over to middle school. Albert, to overcome his loneliness, he stayed busy learning to overcome his fears. I can’t put my finger on it but Lit ...more
Jun 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 10-14
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Reading Little Man was a joy. The short simple story is so packed with engaging characters, who have depth and lovable quirkiness, I was ready to move to the Caribbean so I could live with the wonderful people who are a part of 12 year old Albert's life. Albert is miserable. His best friend moved far away, and his high hopes for a positive middle school experience are dashed when he becomes the target of bullies before he even makes it to school on the first day. Albert is the shortest kid in sc ...more
Jason Roop
Dec 02, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: libs-642
Mann, E. (2014). Little Man. New York: Mikaya Press Inc.

Kirkus Star Review/ Realistic Fiction

This book focuses on Albert, a young boy who is insecure about his height. He is nervous about typical things such as starting middle school and getting teased by classmates. The boy eventually finds his calling when he sees stilt walkers perform. The young boys search for belonging is reached as the book conveys emotions that are appropriate for the age group targeted. This was a decent book and had a
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A 5th grade student asked me to read the same book he was, so I read this MSBA title. Set in a fictional "Trinidad-like" island, Albert was tired of being small and not fitting in. Luckily he meets Peaches, a mentor who teaches him the art of Mocko JUMBIES-stilt walking! A feel good story that tugs at your heart. Happy vacation reading!#WeNeedDiverseBooks
Sep 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Children’s literature written in old-school flair.
Stephanie Folarin
Jun 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great little novel for young readers. The ending made me smile. I would love to see this book read in fourth grade... possibly read aloud. So fun!
Feb 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Sweet, unique story of how middle schooler Albert comes into his own through his relationship with Peachy and learning how to be a stiltwalker. I loved the setting of the Caribbean.
Feb 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Unusual setting and an interesting look at the art of stilt walking but otherwise the characters and conflict were pretty stereotypical.
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Not my most favorite book but a sweet story
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