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The Story of Ferdinand


The Story of Ferdinand
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The Story of Ferdinand

Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson

ISBN 9780571335961

Publishing as one of our Heritage titles and soon to be a major motion picture (December 2017) Ferdinand is beloved all over the world for its timeless message of peace, tolerance and the courage to be yourself.

Once upon a time in Spain, there was a little bull and his name was Ferdinand...

Unlike all the other little bulls - who run, jump, and butt their heads together in fights - Ferdinand would rather sit under his favourite cork tree and smell the flowers. So what will happen when Ferdinand is picked for the bull fights in Madrid?

This truly classic story has never been out of print in the US since its release in 1936. Hitherto unpublished in the UK.

The Author

Wilbur Monroe Leaf (aka Munro Leaf) (1905-1976) was 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).

Robert Lawson (1892-1957) received his art training at the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts. In addition to illustrating many children's books, including Mr. Popper's Penguins, Robert Lawson also wrote and illustrated a number of his own books for children. In 1940, he was awarded the Caldecott Medal for his picture book.






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