“Manuel”, set in Santander, is the touching story of a little boy who communicates with his imprisoned father through drawings. It is told in easy to digest chapters in simple Spanish. It is an ideal aid to learning for the student of Spanish who is now ready to read independently.
Margaret Gimson has carefully crafted each chapter to be a little more demanding than the one before, as the story progresses. Yet still she manages to keep us enthralled by Manuel’s problems.
This little book is suitable for those who have studied Spanish for about two years, and certainly before GCSE. It could also be used by less experienced learners with the help of a teacher