Friday, August 20, 2010

Shadow of a Bull

Shadow of a Bull by Maia Wojciechowska is the story of a young boy, Manolo, whose father was a famous bull fighter. Manolos father was killed in as accident with a bull and now everyone expects Manolo to succeed his father in fame and give Spain a hero to be proud of. But Manolo has a secret. He is a coward and is afraid to enter the bull ring. But the day comes when he is brought out to see his first bull fight and begin training. It is fun to watch Manolo learn to overcome his fear, not only of entering the bull ring, but also of standing up for himself even if it means disappointing all of Spain. This is a good book!

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