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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 loved this book when I was little. I bought one for each of my grandchildren to enjoy.Published 2 hours ago by linda reno
A beautiful hardcover edition of this classic children's book. The book comes in a very nice slipcase, too, which makes this the perfect edition to purchase if you're giving... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Tamara
Love the story and the quality of this item is great for reading the story over and overPublished 6 days ago by Cecilia Perez
Came in time for Christmas perfect condiiton great story from my childhoodPublished 7 days ago by Cyndi
My family just loves this story and the book, though used was in excellent condition!Published 11 days ago by Nickie Bell
Some reviewers get stuck on the bull-fighting aspect, but every year I read it to students (Kindergarteners and 1st graders) who know nothing about bull fighting as "murder of... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Barbara Fornaca