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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.
I received the abridged version and no where on the page does it state this is the abridged version. Im trying to locate the full version, but not having much luck. Read morePublished 6 hours ago by Brittany N.
The story itself is a classic and for that it's great. But this is an abridged version, which is not at all clear when you go to buy it. That really irked me. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Thegaro
I have always loved this book. Was gld to be able to add it to my collectionPublished 3 days ago by Mary
Bought this for a three year old because I enjoyed it so much as a child. She loved it too. Ferdinand will never go out of style!Published 5 days ago by Sdgal311
It has always been a favorite of mine since I was very young. I'm so happy to have a hardback in my house now!Published 6 days ago by Erin Conway