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The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

The Story of Ferdinand (original 1936; edition 1977)

by Munro Leaf (Author)

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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.
Title:The Story of Ferdinand
Authors:Munro Leaf (Author)
Info:Puffin Books (1977), 72 pages
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The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf (1936)

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    The Right to Be Lazy 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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Ferdinand is the world's most peaceful--and--beloved little bull. While all of the other bulls snort, leap, and butt their heads, Ferdinand is content to just sit and smell the flowers under his favorite cork tree.
  PlumfieldCH | Nov 29, 2023 |
Independent reader grades 2-3
  rnself | Nov 7, 2023 |
13 copies
  PBEBOOKS | Jun 9, 2023 |
Classic book, about bull which likes to smell flowers and not fight. First published in 1936 and was banned by Hitler, as it supported pacifist's tendencies. ( )
  kakanihome | Dec 15, 2022 |
The adorable story of a bull who is kind and gentle and sweet, and not what others expect him to be. I have loved this story since I was a child myself. ( )
  ChelseaVK | Dec 10, 2021 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Leaf, Munroprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lawson, RobertIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bindervoet, ErikIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Once upon a time in Spain there was a little bull and his name was Ferdinand.
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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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There is 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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