The Story of Ferdinand

The Story of Ferdinand

Book - 1969
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A true classic with a timeless message, this story about a docile bull who would rather smell flowers than engage in the bullfights in Madrid is now packaged with a compact disc featuring a professional reading of the unabridged story. Illustrations. Pkg.
Publisher: New York : Viking Press [1969, c1938]
ISBN: 9780758737113
9780140502343
0140502343
9780670674244
0670674249
Branch Call Number: E Lea
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Lawson, Robert 1892-1957

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LauraMcShaneCLE
May 10, 2017

From Wikipedia: In 1938- (pre WWII) this book outsold Gone With the Wind. It was not without controversy. The Cleveland Plain Dealer "accused the book of corrupting the youth of America" while the New York Times downplayed the possible political allegories, insisting the book was about being true to oneself.

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becker
Mar 23, 2017

This is an oldie but a goldie. It is a completely enchanting story about a bull that is too gentle to fight at the bull fights, preferring instead to sit and smell the flowers. I can't wait to have grandchildren so I can start to read it to a new generation of kids.

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JillyDee
Sep 19, 2016

I have loved Ferdinand for almost 50 years. I read it every chance I get. He's the best example of how to keep being you!

JCLBeckyC Feb 10, 2016

Ferdinand the Bull is my hero. This allegory is perfect for all ages. One of my all-time favorite picture books. Read-alike: Sneetches by Dr. Seuss

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Andie787
Oct 21, 2015

A wonderful story and well-written for children. Teaches the power of staying true to yourself. If you can get the copy that incudes a CD, do so! The narration is actually even better than reading it yourself. The only CD I never got tired of hearing, although we played it a hundred times.

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lukasevansherman
Apr 28, 2015

One of the best children's books. My kiddo loves it. El Toro Feroz!

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ktpaziak
Feb 19, 2015

My kids loved this story! I love that it explains so much culture within such a cute story.

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Thirdgrader
Mar 26, 2014

One of the greatest stories of this genre. The illustrations are very funny and very sweet and the story is one we all can (or want to) relate to.

MrFrida Sep 09, 2013

A marvelous and timeless story. It clearly exemplifies that it's okay to be who you are. One doesn't have to comply to "fit in" and be loved.

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Liberryian
Jul 08, 2013

A favourite for sure. I love the sweet story and the wonderful ending. The illustrations are black and white but that doesn't hold back their power to move. Definitely a five star book.

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