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The Story of Ferdinand

Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson (Illustrator)


List Price: 17.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (8/29/2016)
Paperback (6/30/1977)
Prebound (6/1/1977)
Board book (10/23/2018)
Prebound (6/30/1977)
Prebound (3/31/2011)
Boxed Set (3/31/2011)
Paperback (5/1/1985)
Paperback (10/23/2000)


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A true classic with a timeless message, The Story of Ferdinand has enchanted readers since it was first published in 1936. All the other bulls would run and jump and butt their heads together. But Ferdinand would rather sit and smell the flowers. And he does just that, until the day a bumblebee and some men from the Madrid bullfights give gentle Ferdinand a chance to be the most ferocious star of the corrida—and the most unexpected comic hero. This cherished hardcover is perfect for those who love Ferdinand, and those who have yet to meet him.

Viking Books for Young Readers, 9780670674244, 72pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1936

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).