Shadow Of A Bull by Maia WojciechowskaShadow Of A Bull by Maia Wojciechowska

Shadow Of A Bull

byMaia Wojciechowska

Paperback | February 27, 2007

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Manolo was only three when his father, the great bullfighter Juan Olivar, died. But Juan is never far from Manolo's consciousness -- how could he be, with the entire town of Arcangel waiting for the day Manolo will fulfill his father's legacy?

But Manolo has a secret he dares to share with no one -- he is a coward, without afición, the love of the sport that enables a bullfighter to rise above his fear and face a raging bull. As the day when he must enter the ring approaches, Manolo finds himself questioning which requires more courage: to follow in his father's legendary footsteps or to pursue his own destiny?
Title:Shadow Of A BullFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.6 inPublished:February 27, 2007Publisher:AladdinLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1416933956

ISBN - 13:9781416933953

Appropriate for ages: 8


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Shadow Of A Bull by Maia Wojciechowska I was not thrilled to read the explicit descriptions of what occurs in a bull fight. However, it was a valuable read to come to a better cultural idea of what is behind this practice. The story is a wonderful example to young readers of the necessity of being brave enough to be yourself and not what others expect you to be.
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Living in your father's shadow A great old Newbery Medal winner from 1965, this tells about a young boy trying to live up to his late father's reputations. Authentic terminology and a captivating story by a close friend of Hemingway.
Date published: 2007-03-13

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