The Story Of Ferdinand: 75TH Anniversary EditionConsumer Rating
- Number of Pages: 72
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
Translated into far more than sixty languages, this classic tale of a peaceable bull has been a favorite of readers across the globe for generations. Perfect for people that love Ferdinand, and for people that have yet to meet him. To celebrate Ferdinand's seventy-fifth anniversary, Viking is issuing his story in a handsome slipcased edition.
What else might be said about the fabulous Ferdinand? Ferdinand is a tiny bull who much prefers sitting quietly under a cork tree-- just smelling the flowers--to jumping around, snorting, and butting heads with other bulls. Published over 50 years ago (and 1 making use of the bestselling children's books of all time) , this simple story of peace and contentment has withstood the test of numerous generations. As Ferdinand grows big and strong, his temperament remains mellow, until the day he meets with the wrong finish of a bee. In a show of bovine irony, the one day Ferdinand is most definitely not sitting quietly below the cork tree (as a result of a frightful sting) , will almost certainly be the selfsame day that 5 guys come to choose the"biggest, fastest, roughest bull"for the bullfights in Madrid. This cow is no coward--he merely has his pacifist priorities clear.
Ferdinand's day inside the arena provides 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 amongst the happiest endings inside 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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