TORO, TORO is the story of a young boy growing up in Andalucia, Spain, on a farm rearing bulls for the bull ring. Antonito hand rears a little black calf and they become firm friends, but the boy doesn't yet understand the fate of the black bulls - the corrida and death. Later, when he learns of the horrors of the bull fight, he frees Paco, the black bull, and rides with him into the hills. There they witness the bombing of their village (it's the year 1936, and the Spanish Civil War has started) and Antonito cannot go back - his family and the farm are destroyed, and Paco has run off, wild with fright. He decides to stay in the hills, where he meets up with the Resistance fighters. During the War, Antonito hears stories round the campfire of the wonderful black bull, who becomes a symbol of freedom for them all. Could this really be Paco? But no-one has ever seen him. After the war, when Antonito is working as a muleteer in the mountains, he falls asleep and dreams of Paco. In the morning, he wakes to see hoof prints on the ground beside him... A delightful story, full of nostalgia and drama in the author's own inimitable style.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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April 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Toro! Toro!
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 0-606-30621-8 / 978-0-606-30621-8 (USA edition)
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October 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Toro! Toro!
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 0-00-710551-7 / 978-0-00-710551-9 (UK edition)
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October 2001 : UK Hardback

Title: Toro! Toro! 5bk Pk Signed Ist Edn'S
Author(s): MORPURGO MICHAEL
ISBN: 0-00-764194-X / 978-0-00-764194-9 (UK edition)
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June 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Toro! Toro!
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 0-00-726253-1 / 978-0-00-726253-3 (UK edition)
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May 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Toro! Toro!
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ISBN: 0-00-710718-8 / 978-0-00-710718-6 (UK edition)
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January 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Toro! Toro!
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ISBN: 1-4056-6077-5 / 978-1-4056-6077-8 (UK edition)
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2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Toro! Toro!
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 0-00-769325-7 / 978-0-00-769325-2 (UK edition)
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January 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Toro! Toro!
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January 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Toro! Toro!
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Title: Toro! Toro!
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July 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Toro! Toro!
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