Manolito Four-Eyes: The 1st Volume of the Great Encyclopedia of My Life
The bestselling phenomenon from Spain about ten-year-old Manolito’s misadventures in Madrid.
“Don’t try to be different,” says Manolito’s mother. But he can’t help it—he doesn’t have to try. 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...more
Manolito has donned the nickname of Four-Eyes. All of the cool people have nicknames in Manolito's eyes. His best friend is Big Ears, but he also hangs out with the One-And-Only Susana (who is the girlfriend to everyone), Ozzy the Bully, and Paquito Medina (who is super smart). This group of kids seem to get into more trouble than they know what to do with. Manolito hangs out in the park, attempts to copy in class, watches Tasmanian Devil cartoons with the One-and-Only Susana in order ...more
This middle grade novel also has some very wise words.
p.90 "When something bad happens to you, you have to think that you'll get over it, eve though you don't believe it. You'll get over it, and someday you'll remember it as if it happened ...more
He lives with his mother, his grandfather Nicolas (his unconditional ally), his baby brother The Bozo, his dad (who is a truck driver and on the road a lot), in a working-class neighborhood that features a city jail!
Manolito and his best friend Big Ears (who is also occasionally his enemy) go to the Diego Velazquez Elementary School along with the One and Only Susana, ...more
“My name is Manolito Garcia Moreno, but if you come to my neighborhood and ask the first guy that passes by, ‘Excuse me, please, Manolito Garcia Moreno?’ – one of two things will happen. The guy will shrug, or he’ll mutter something like: ‘Hey, beats me.”
That’s because nobody knows me as Manolito Garcia Moreno, not even Big Ears Lopez, and he’s my best friend; even though sometimes he can be a dog and a traitor (and other times, a dog traitor), he’s still my best friend and he’s a whole lotta ...more
The little adventures of Manolito and his friends and family are just great to read, even for an almost adult reader like me! He is soooo ...more
Manolito is a phenomenon in Spain (or so they tell me) and I can see why. What a voice this character has! Manolito wears glasses and has an annoying baby brother and friends who don’t always stick by him and bullies who pick on him and a grandfather who takes up for him whenever he can.
I liked this book so much.
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At the age of 12 Lindo moved to Madrid, where she studied journalism. She did not get her degree, as she began to work in television and radio as a speaker, actress and scriptwriter. Her first novel was based on one of her fictional radio characters, the madrileño boy Manolito Gafotas, who has become a classic of Spanish children's literature. ...more