Michael Morpurgo avec Toro! Toro!
“A tale about another country and another time that resonates with the here and now… Once again, Morpurgo demonstrates his talent for stories of absolute clarity about big events”
“A poignant tale, simply told, about the horror of the Spanish Civil War and the noble cruelty of bullfighting.”
“In Toro! Toro! Michael Morpurgo unpicks the problem of taking sides, of how enemies can be good, of guilty secrets kept for years… A compact, horrifying and compelling story”
“A beautifully, directly and convincingly told story: typical Morpurgo. Michael Foreman’s illustrations are exactly right and the whole is a very fine, thoroughly recommended, production.”
From the Back Cover
I didn't tell Paco what I'd seen that day - I didn't ever want him to know.
"I'll take you away so you can live wild up in the hills, where you'll be safe for ever and ever. I'll work something out, I promise you."
Antonito lives an idyllic life on his parents' bull farm in Spain. But the idyll is shattered when he realizes that his calf, Paco, is destined for the bullring. What can he do? He has a daring plan, but it will take enormous courage to see it through - because it is 1936, and the drums of war are echoing across the Spanish plains.
Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain’s best-loved writers for children. He has written over 100 books and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Whitbread Award. His recent bestselling novels include ‘Shadow’, ‘A Medal for Leroy’ and ‘Little Manfred’.
His novel ‘War Horse’ has been successfully adapted as a West End and Broadway theatre play and a major film by Steven Spielberg. A former Children’s Laureate, Michael is also the co-founder, with his wife Clare, of the charity Farms for City Children.