The Story Of Ferdinand by Munro LeafThe Story Of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

The Story Of Ferdinand

byMunro LeafIllustratorRobert Lawson

Paperback | March 31, 2011

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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. Leaf's simple storytelling paired with Lawson's pen-and-ink drawings make The Story of Ferdinand a true classic. Commemorate the 75th anniversary of the book's original publication with this beautiful and affordable 8x8 paperback edition.
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 Ferdina...
Title:The Story Of FerdinandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8 × 8 × 0.11 inPublished:March 31, 2011Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:044845694X

ISBN - 13:9780448456942


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic not to be missed. I read this story as a child and enjoyed it very much. It was such a good book that I remembered it after all these years and bought it for my daughter who also loves it too. The only draw back is I wish there was an updated version of the exact same story but with colour pictures.
Date published: 2018-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cute story I bought this book right after watching 'the blind side". Such a sweet story. I've read it to my daughter while she was in my womb and now she too enjoys this sweet tail of Ferdinand :) #plumreview
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet message I first heard about this book in the movie : '' The blindside'' and from that moment decided to go check it . Very glad I purchased this book. Cute story about just being You! I was disappointed that the book was not colored but got over that pretty quickly.
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cutest book ever! Such a cute story! My kids love this book! It's a must have!
Date published: 2017-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from always a classic great story about just being you.. learn to be who you want to be and believe in yourself. dont let others make you into something you arent.
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Daughter loves it! A cute book. My daughter loves this for a bedtime story.
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Story Poor Ferdinand. Misunderstood. Not appreciated. This is a nice story with a lovely twist. And the bull's peaceful nature makes him very loveable to readers. My kids loved this book.
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Fantastic story with a great lesson. A true classic! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Good lesson about staying true to yourself. My toddler gets a bit upset near the middle, so we have to be sure to get to the end so she is reassured that Ferdinand will be OK.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A beautiful story and an important message! This was my VERY favourite book as a child and I remember it clearly. I'm 66 and have bought copies for my grandkids!
Date published: 2015-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome book! This is a great book, I bought it for a friend's little 2-yr-old son and he loves it, would definitely recommend it to everybody, great story!
Date published: 2015-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An inspiring tale of confidence. Ferdinand is a bull who doesn't want to fight in the bull fights of Madrid with all the other bulls. He enjoys the peace and quiet of his pasture where he can smell the flowers under the cork tree. This tale tells how one individuale is not persuaded by peer pressure and inspires confidence in others to do what feels good to them.
Date published: 2010-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A True Classic Ferdinand, written on a rainy afternoon in the 1930s went on to become a bestseller, a disney short, and one of Ghandi's favourite books. The little bull who would rather sit and smell the flowers than run around aimlessly, fighting and butting heads will be beloved by any family.
Date published: 2008-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A family tradition... THis story has been read in my family since it first came out, and will continue to do so... My grandma read it when she was younger, my father read it, and then it was read to me. Very few children's stories have had the long-lasting impact of this one, and I recommend it to everyone.
Date published: 2005-12-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ferdinand I read this book as a child, one of my very first. He goes his own way no matter what anyone else does to him and that is what I want for myself and my children.
Date published: 2002-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Toro! Toro! Both my brother and I used to sit contently and listen to our mother read the story of Ferdinand and while admiring the beautifully detailed illustrations. This story has remained so memorable, as here all these years later, I am longing to share it with a child in my life. Ferdinand imparts the sensitive decision of avoiding violence and doing what is right for you, regardless of the crowd pressure and opinion. Wonderful lesson for children in this day and age.
Date published: 2000-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Story of Ferdinand Ferdinand the Bull is one of those characters that never goes away. Although written in the 1930s, this classic story still has the same appeal. Ferdinand is a large, fierce looking bull who only wants to sit under his tree and smell the flowers. Through a minor mistake he is taken to the bull fighting ring and sadly disappoints everyone. The message that it's okay to be yourself is very clear, and I would recommend this title to adults as well as kids.
Date published: 1999-06-17