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SHADOW OF A BULL
New York : Atheneum Books
for Young Readers, 1964.
IL 5-8, RL 5.8
Olivar was born the son of Juan Olivar, the greatest bullfighter Spain
has ever known. When Juan Olivar meets his death on the horn of a
bull, Manolo is only 3. When Manolo turns 12, he will be expected
to fight his first bull and the whole town of Arcangel lives for that day.
But Manolo has a secret that ties his stomach in knots: he is afraid.
Afraid of bulls. He dares not to tell anyone his secret for fear
he will dishonor his family and his fatherís memory. But how can
he face his destiny when he has no courage? Manolo tries to teach
himself to have no fear: he practices the complicated passes and movements
of the matador. He practices in the middle of the night with his
best friendís brother who dreams only of fighting bulls. Then his
day comes. Can Manolo enter the bullring and meet his destiny?
(Jocelyn Deal, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Winterville Elementary School)
Bullfights -- Fiction.
Spain -- Fiction.
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