El Chino

by Allen Say

A picture-book biography of Bill Wong, a Chinese-American bullfighter. As a child,... read more

A picture-book biography of Bill Wong, a Chinese-American bullfighter. As a child, Wong dreamt of a career as a professional basketball player but his small physical stature kept him from realizing his dream as he approached adulthood. Still interested in pursuing athletics, he discovered on a trip to Spain that he was just the right size for bullfighting and, after years of training, achieved fame and fortune as "El Chino," Spain's first Chinese matador. Allen Say's full-page watercolor paintings are reproduced in black-and-white and full color, giving readers the impression that they are looking at photographs in a family album. (Ages 4-8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1990

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