Winner of the 1965 Newbery Medal
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?--from the publisher
160 pages 978-1416933953 Ages 8-12
Keywords: father/son, being yourself, identity, finding yourself, believing in yourself, bullfighting, courage, sport, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, Newbery Medal, manhood, diversity, diverse books