What to Read After... The Snowman 09/12/19
Antonio tells his grandson how, as a small boy in 1936, he saved the life of his favourite bull, which was destined for the bullring, by taking him out into the hills. By doing so, he also saves his own life when Nazi planes strafe his village, killing all his family.
As he flees to shelter, he gives a graphic account of the hardships of the Spanish Civil War. Readers will empathise with Antonio, while acquiring an understanding of an important European conflict, which has rarely been made the subject of children's literature.