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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.
This anniversary hardcover edition comes with a heavy duty sleeve, as thick as the book cover.
I loved this book when I first read it as a child and I bought it for my 6 year old son, who also enjoys reading it.
Great Book from my childhood that I can pass on to my children for them to read and enjoy and love.
I think Captain Kangaroo read this to us 50 years ago and now I can read it to Grandkids!Published 1 hour ago by Steve K
Bought this as a gift, but was really disappointed with the quality of the printing. I returned it and bought the hard copy.
This is my favorite book from childhood.
the kids love this story. It is hard to get. Thanks Amazon!Published 4 days ago by margaret mcgaugh
I ordered the book brand new and it arrived bent across the middle. The binding on the right side is weakened (possibly broken) right in the middle. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Rachael Carrigan
Kids love this story. Book came in a hard cover sleeve. Illustrations are great. Black and white ink only.Published 5 days ago by Sai