Book Reviews of Shadow Of A Bull

Shadow Of A Bull
Shadow Of A Bull
Author: Maia Wojciechowska
ISBN-13: 9780689715679
ISBN-10: 0689715676
Pages: 176
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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3.4 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Aladdin
Book Type: Paperback
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A Sonlight book. The cover on mine is somewhat different than the one shown, but the ISBN numbers and Title Match. A different edition maybe.
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-7. Haunted by the legend of his father, a world-famous bull fighter, 11-year-old Manolo Olivar searches for the courage to pursue his own dream. The characters in Maia Wojciechowska's Newbery Medal winning story (S&S, 1964, 1972) come vividly to life through Francisco Rivela's dramatic reading. His melodic voice and authentic Spanish accent draw listeners into Manolo's emotional struggle to remain faithful to himself while retaining the honor of his family and the respect of the townspeople who are looking to him to restore the glory that his father had once brought to their small Andalusian town. Readers unfamiliar with the Spanish terms for bullfighting techniques may find some of the passages hard to follow without consulting a dictionary (the original book included a glossary of terms). Wojciechowska's coming of age story, while set in surroundings unfamiliar to most Americans, will strike a responsive chord with young listeners facing their own issues about growing up, meeting others' expectations, and discovering that there are many different kinds of courage