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    Wilbur Monroe Leaf (aka Munro Leaf) (19051976) was 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 (18921957) 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 inThe Story of Ferdinand (by Munro Leaf). In addition to illustrating many children's books, includingMr. 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 inThey Were Strong and Good and in 1944, he was awarded the Newbery Medal for his middle grade novelRabbit Hill.
    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 Gandhiwhose 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).


    ISBN 9780140502343
    Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Classics
    Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 2-3 Ages 7-8
    Format Paperback
    Publisher Date 1977-06-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Puffin
    Copyright Year 1936
    Height 8.75 in
    Wdth 7.25 in
    Thickness 0.25 in
    Unit weight 0.45 lb
    Language English
    Series Name Picture Puffins
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Leaf, Munro

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    • Great Story about individuality

      Product arrived in new condition. I learned about the book from the movie The Blind Side. It's a fantastic story about individuality. Written clearly and simply that will keep young readers' attention.

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    • A MUST!

      The Story of Ferdinand is simply a MUST for every child. I bought to give to my son so he could use it in his tutoring service for children who were having trouble reading. But as I read it aloud...okay, to my spellbound hit me that this story is for all of us who see life differently and who want to just be ourselves. I have never forgotten the story of Ferdinand and I'm betting everyone else who picks up this classic won't either.

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    • great gift

      I bought several copies to have on hand for birthday gifts throughout the year -- for all the sweet little children I care about! This story is sweet too -- just like the children.

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    • Excellent Book!

      One of my favorites as a young child, I was excited to come across it again here. Loved it and still love it. Now my children get to enjoy it as well.

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    • good, but...

      I bought this book to read to my toddler. For her age it is good that it isn't too long and it isn't that busy. She can enjoy the simple artwork and simple story. I had heard about the story of Ferdinand from my husband but I didn't know anything about it so for that I wish you could flip through the book online instead of just the first few pages. When I was looking to buy it I couldn't find a better price than on overstock so that saved me some Christmas cash that I was able to use elsewhere.

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