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The Manny Files

(2006)
(The first book in the Manny Files series)
A novel by

 
 
Manny /mane/ n

A male nanny or babysitter, known to be handsome,

fabulous, and a lover of eighties music "Be interesting."

That's what the manny tells Keats Dalinger the first time he packs Keats's school lunch, but for Keats that's not always the easiest thing to do. Even though he's the only boy at home, it always feels like no one ever remembers him. His sisters are everywhere! Lulu is the smart one, India is the creative one, and Belly . . . well, Belly is the naked one. And the baby. School isn't much better. There, he's the shortest kid in the entire class.

But now the manny is the Dalinger's new babysitter, and things are starting to look up. It seems as though the manny always knows the right thing to do. Not everyone likes the manny as much as Keats does, however. Lulu finds the manny embarrassing, and she's started to make a list of all the crazy things that he does, such as serenading the kids with "La Cucaracha" from the front yard or wearing underwear on his head or meeting the school bus with Belly, dressed as limo drivers. Keats is worried. What if Lulu's "Manny Files" makes his parents fire the manny? Who will teach him how to be interesting then?

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Used availability for Christian Burch's The Manny Files

Hardback Editions

March 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Manny Files
Author(s): Christian Burch
ISBN: 1-4169-0039-X / 978-1-4169-0039-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

April 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Manny Files (mix)
Author(s): Christian Burch
ISBN: 1-4169-5534-8 / 978-1-4169-5534-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aladdin
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Audio Editions

November 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Manny Files
Author(s): Daryl Anderson
ISBN: 0-7393-3637-1 / 978-0-7393-3637-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


August 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Manny Files
Author(s): Christian Burch
ISBN: 0-7393-3623-1 / 978-0-7393-3623-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2006 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Manny Files
Author(s): Christian Burch
ISBN: 0-7393-3616-9 / 978-0-7393-3616-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Manny Files (mix)
Author(s): Christian Burch
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Manny Files (mix)
Author(s): Christian Burch
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA