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Shadow of a Bull

Illustrated by Alvin Smith

Maia Wojciechowska's family fled Poland during World War II and emigrated to the United States after the war. She worked as an undercover detective, a motorcycle racer, a translator for Radio Free Europe, and a bullfighter before turning to writing. She was a friend of Ernest Hemingway, who said she knew more about bullfighting than any other woman.

  • ALA Newbery Medal
  • ALA Notable Children's Books
  • Horn Book Fanfare
  • Agatha Award Finalist
  • African Studies Assn Child Bk Awd Honor
  • ALA Mildred L. Batchelder Award