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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.
Wonderful book. I remember when my father used to read this to me when I was young, so I bought myself a copy. Still love it as an adult.Published 7 hours ago by Customer456789
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. Read morePublished 1 day ago by A. Estep
Both books arrived in perfect condition. They are classics--------75th anniversary of Ferdinand ----and still delighting children . Read morePublished 2 days ago by Kathleen Demarest
Got this for my nephew as it was one of his father's favorite book. Great, very happy!Published 2 days ago by Jena Freyermuth
Wonderful childrens story. I love this when I was young and bought it for my children and now it is in my collection for my grandchildren.Published 4 days ago by Tammy Layne
Duh - didn't think about it being about bull fighting until I got it. I would not share this with my grandchildren because then I would have to explain why they torture bulls for... Read morePublished 5 days ago by SJW