The Story of Ferdinand Paperback – 31 March 2011
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- Publisher : Leaf, Munro (31 March 2011)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 32 pages
- ISBN-10 : 044845694X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0448456942
- Reading age : 3 - 5 years
- Dimensions : 20.32 x 0.28 x 20.32 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 58,844 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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).
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Brilliant, lovely storyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 October 2020
I loved this story as a child and so did my children. I have my mothers original copy and have bought it for my granddaughters. I was pleased to see it was in the original format. Don’t buy it though if you are sensitive about bull fighting. None of the beasts are hurt, but it might not be a message some delicate souls would like to read to their children
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Lovely classic story.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 July 2019
Another book we really enjoy with a lovely message behind it about being yourself and being kind.
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Good bookReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 February 2021
My daughter loves this book, but I think some of the language is a bit too complicated for a 3 year old. At a point I had to stop and ask my daughter if she understands what is going on. overall great book and teaches children the importance of being yourself
MR R H
Ferdinand the GreatReviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 March 2018
Our four children all loved this book when they were little. One of their absolute favourites. We bought this copy for someone who had never heard of Ferdinand and who is now completely smitten.
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Mr. Matthew J. King
Banned in Nazi GermanyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 August 2011
'Ferdinand' is of course a children's classic and doesn't exactly require recommendation. It is an exceptionally beautiful book: Munro Leaf wrote the story for his friend, the illustrator Robert Lawson who produced a magnificent series of illustrations to accompany the well-crafted minimal narrative. I notice that some reviews below were concerned about the portrayal of animal cruelty but, in 1936 when the book was published, it provoked international controversy because of its perceived pacifist message. As a result 'Ferdinand' was banned in Franco's Spain and Nazi Germany (surely any book banned by those regimes has something going for it). My children like it and, if provokes discussions about the ethics of bullfighting, what's the problem with that?
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