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What else can be said about the fabulous Ferdinand? Published more than 50 years ago (and one of the bestselling children's books of all time), this simple story of peace and contentment has withstood the test of many generations. Ferdinand is a little bull who much prefers sitting quietly under a cork tree-- just smelling the flowers--to jumping around, snorting, and butting heads with other bulls. This cow is no coward--he simply has his pacifist priorities clear. As Ferdinand grows big and strong, his temperament remains mellow, until the day he meets with the wrong end of a bee. In a show of bovine irony, the one day Ferdinand is most definitely not sitting quietly under the cork tree (due to a frightful sting), is the selfsame day that five men come to choose the "biggest, fastest, roughest bull" for the bullfights in Madrid.
Ferdinand's day in the arena gives readers not only an education in the historical tradition of bullfighting, but also a lesson in nonviolent tranquility. Robert Lawson's black-and-white drawings are evocative and detailed, with especially sweet renditions of Ferdinand, the serene bull hero. The Story of Ferdinand closes with one of the happiest endings in the history of happy endings--readers of all ages will drift off to a peaceful sleep, dreaming of sweet-smelling flowers and contented cows. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Wilbur Monroe Leaf (aka Munro Leaf) (1905–1976) is an American author of children's literature who wrote and illustrated many books during his long career. His books were illustrated by a number of famous artists, including Ludwig Bemelmans, Robert Lawson, and Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss). He is best known for The Story of Ferdinand (1936).
This is one of my favorite books from childhood. Ferdinand the bull is big and strong so everyone wants him to fight, but he would prefer to smell the roses. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Sara Triceratops
Sweet story with a sweet message, can't pass up having this for a 5-8 year oldPublished 5 days ago by Amazonlapb
Oldie but goodie! A fun story for children. We got this for our Grandson, after watching the cartoon of this, he loved having it as a reading choice. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Susan
I loved this book growing up! I can't believe I found this book!! I have a baby boy and he will love it when I read it to him!Published 8 days ago by Arielle Williams
never read this as a child, bought for my nephews bday based on reviews. book sucks.Published 9 days ago by Paavo
One of my favorite classic kids book! I love the pictures and the moral of the story is priceless!Published 10 days ago by MH