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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.
While the story itself is quite enjoyable and adorable the quality of the book itself was dismal. The pages tore easily and the cover was bent by the time it was delivered. Read morePublished 4 hours ago by Jessica Campbell
My 3 year son loves this book! I bought the book because of the reference to it in the movie 'The Blindside'.Published 9 hours ago by KRISTIN A GARROW
Sweet, sweet story about being exactly who you are in life. It's a feel good book with such a likeable character.Published 2 days ago by Anja A. Bosch
Is a tender story, I personal don't like it "Bull". But this story Is unusual, And I loved!Published 2 days ago by Nereida Ortolaza
A classic story. We wanted it for our home library, and have enjoyed reading it again, and again over the years to the kids. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Z-Ro
I liked the book very much and strongly recommend it. It arrived on time, came in excellent condition. A cute book for kids to enjoy.Published 4 days ago by jane zolot-gassko