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The Story Of Ferdinand (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)… (original 1936; edition 2000)

by Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson (Illustrator)

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Title:The Story Of Ferdinand (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Reading Railroad Books (Pb))
Authors:Munro Leaf
Other authors:Robert Lawson (Illustrator)
Info:Turtleback (2000), School & Library Binding, 32 pages
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The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf (1936)

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    Le Droit à la paresse by Paul Lafargue (lquilter)
    lquilter: If you like "The Right To Be Lazy", perhaps you would enjoy reading to your children (and for yourself), "The Story of Ferdinand", by Munro Leaf -- a children's picture book about a bull who doesn't want to fight, but just wants to sit under a tree and enjoy nature. If you liked reading Ferdinand to your kids, maybe you'd also like spending some time with the classic pro-relaxation theoretical work of Lafargue, who argues that relaxation and creativity, not work, are the true engines of human development. Down with the corporate-capitalist-entertainment complex! Up with the enjoyment of life, bread, and roses!… (more)
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This is a wonderful he was brand fierce animal and that was far from the truth he rather be with the pastured brilliant ( )
  CeciliaCoreas | Dec 2, 2016 |
This story tells us about a bull who would rather stop and smell the flowers then be in a bull fight. Fighting doesn't make you the best. ( )
  Olivia.Morris | Nov 9, 2016 |
Ferdinand the friendly bull just wants to lay under his tree and spend his days relaxing and calm, but in a silly turn of events he ends up in the center of a bull fighting ring and returns to his original ways. I love how innocent sweet Ferdinand is and how this teaches children that it is better not to fight, but to simply go about your own business. ( )
  TaylorDarnell | Nov 7, 2016 |
An activity for this book would be an 'All about me flag". Students can draw and write about things that make them unique.
  Kendralpayne | Oct 27, 2016 |
I loved this story about Ferdinand the Bull. It provided an interesting story that had a good twist at the end. The reader might expect that Ferdinand would be forced to fight at the end of the story, but he stays true to his personality and remains calm. ( )
  HRegister95 | Sep 13, 2016 |
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Once upon a time in Spain there was a little bull and his name was Ferdinand.
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Their so much learning that can be brought into the classroom with this story. This story presents a story of peace and difference. It also introduces the history of bullfighting.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0670674249, Hardcover)

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.

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Ferdinand likes to sit quietly and smell the flowers, but one day he gets stung by a bee and his snorting and stomping convince everyone that he is the fiercest of bulls.

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