2020 NYC Big Book Award Winner - Best Audiobook
2020 NYC Big Book Award Distinguished Favorite - Juvenile Fiction
2020 Best Book Awards Finalist - Children's Fiction
"A charming and engaging fantasy with characters readers will love and a strong positive message." -Kirkus Reviews
"Great messages for young people of love, acceptance, gender empowerment, honesty, friendship, and going after what one wants abound in Toro, Andrew Avner's one-of-a-kind, animal-populated novel for middle readers." -IndieReader Approved
A story that evokes beloved films such as 'Babe' and 'Ratatouille'
Alicía Catalina Cortés is a fast and fiery Spanish cow who desperately wants to run with the bulls in Pamplona-but since she's a cow, tradition forbids her to partake in the fiesta of San Fermín. Through her journey, Alicía learns that to be noble and brave, she must follow her dream and her heart, even if it means defying tradition.
Toro is set in the colorful backdrop of Pamplona, Spain during the fiesta of San Fermín and the running of the bulls, famed as one of the most exhilarating, dangerous, and spectacular events around the world.