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Title:
Shadow of a bull
Author:
Wojciechowska, Maia, 1927-2002.
Publication Information:
New York : Atheneum, [1985?]

©1964
Physical Description:
165 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
Manolo Olivar has to make a decision: to follow in his famous father's shadow and become a bullfighter, or to follow his heart and become a doctor.
General Note:
Originally published: New York : Atheneum, 1964.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
740 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.2 5.0 80.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 5.8 9 Quiz: 10255 Guided reading level: U.
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ISBN:
9780689300424
Format :
Book

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Manolo Olivar has to make a decision: to follow in his famous father's shadow and become a bullfighter, or to follow his heart and become a doctor.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 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.‘Cindy Lombardo, Ashland Public Library, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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