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ISBN13: 9780140502343
ISBN10: 0140502343
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A true classic with a timeless message, The Story of Ferdinand has enchanted readers since it was first published in 1936. All the other bulls would run and jump and butt their heads together. But Ferdinand would rather sit and smell the flowers. So what will happen when our pacifist hero is picked for the bullfights in Madrid? This new edition contains the complete original text of the story and the original illustrations with watercolor tones added.

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"This traditional tale is a joy to revisit." Children's Literature

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A true classic with a timeless message!

 

All the other bulls run, jump, and butt their heads together in fights. Ferdinand, on the other hand, would rather sit and smell the flowers. So what will happen when Ferdinand is picked for the bullfights in Madrid?

 

The Story of Ferdinand has inspired, enchanted, and provoked readers ever since it was first published in 1936 for its message of nonviolence and pacifism. In WWII times, Adolf Hitler ordered the book burned in Nazi Germany, while Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union, granted it privileged status as the only non-communist children's book allowed in Poland.

 

The preeminent leader of Indian nationalism and civil rights, Mahatma Gandhi—whose nonviolent and pacifistic practices went on to inspire Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.—even called it his favorite book.

 

The story was adapted by Walt Disney into a short animated film entitled Ferdinand the Bull in 1938. Ferdinand the Bull won the 1938 Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Cartoons).

Synopsis:

A true classic with a timeless message, The Story of Ferdinand has enchanted readers since it was first published in 1936. All the other bulls would run and jump and butt their heads together. But Ferdinand would rather sit and smell the flowers. So what will happen when our pacifist hero is picked for the bullfights in Madrid? This new edition contains the complete original text of the story and the original illustrations with watercolor tones added.

About the Author

Wilbur Monroe Leaf�(aka�Munro Leaf) (1905-1976) is an American author of children's literature who wrote and illustrated many books during his long career. His books were illustrated by a number of famous artists, including �Ludwig Bemelmans,�Robert Lawson, and Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss). He is best known for�The Story of Ferdinand (1936).
Robert Lawson (1892-1957) received his art training at the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts. His favorite medium, pen and ink, is used expressively and with detail in his black and white illustrations in�The Story of Ferdinand (by Munro Leaf). In addition to illustrating many children's books, including�Mr. Popper's Penguins, Robert Lawson also wrote and illustrated a number of his own books for children. In 1940, he was awarded the Caldecott Medal for his picture book illustrations in�They Were Strong and Good�and in 1944, he was awarded the Newbery Medal for his middle grade novel�Rabbit Hill.

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betsyjd, May 1, 2009 (view all comments by betsyjd)
This story is a sweet simple piece that is much appreciated amidst the tales of commercialism and gloom and doom. The warm and fuzzy character (Ferdinand) is an unlikely star of a well told story of difference. The movie version is also pleasantly entertaining and a surprise majority vote for my family. From the three year old to the thirty three year old, we enjoy this tale.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140502343
Author:
Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Illustrator:
Lawson, Robert
Author:
Leaf, Munro
Author:
Lawson, Robert
Location:
Littleton, MA
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Animals - Farm Animals
Subject:
Spain
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Reading
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - General
Subject:
Children's Baby - Picturebooks
Subject:
Cows
Subject:
Bullfights
Subject:
Bulls
Subject:
Bulls -- Fiction.
Subject:
Children's audiobooks.
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
Spain; classic; bullfighting; animals; nonviolence; peace; being different; pacifism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper, Picture
Series:
Picture Puffin Books
Series Volume:
no. 8
Publication Date:
19770631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
up to P
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
72
Dimensions:
23 cm. +
Age Level:
02-05

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Product details 72 pages Puffin Books - English 9780140502343 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This traditional tale is a joy to revisit."
"Synopsis" by ,
A true classic with a timeless message!

 

All the other bulls run, jump, and butt their heads together in fights. Ferdinand, on the other hand, would rather sit and smell the flowers. So what will happen when Ferdinand is picked for the bullfights in Madrid?

 

The Story of Ferdinand has inspired, enchanted, and provoked readers ever since it was first published in 1936 for its message of nonviolence and pacifism. In WWII times, Adolf Hitler ordered the book burned in Nazi Germany, while Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union, granted it privileged status as the only non-communist children's book allowed in Poland.

 

The preeminent leader of Indian nationalism and civil rights, Mahatma Gandhi—whose nonviolent and pacifistic practices went on to inspire Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.—even called it his favorite book.

 

The story was adapted by Walt Disney into a short animated film entitled Ferdinand the Bull in 1938. Ferdinand the Bull won the 1938 Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Cartoons).

"Synopsis" by ,

A true classic with a timeless message, The Story of Ferdinand has enchanted readers since it was first published in 1936. All the other bulls would run and jump and butt their heads together. But Ferdinand would rather sit and smell the flowers. So what will happen when our pacifist hero is picked for the bullfights in Madrid? This new edition contains the complete original text of the story and the original illustrations with watercolor tones added.

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