Once upon a time, in Spain, there lived a bull named Ferdinand. He was an odd bull; instead of playing and butting heads like all of the other bulls, he prefers to lounge under his favorite tree in the shade smelling the flowers. One day some men came to find the fiercest bull for a bull fight. All of the bulls were showing off butting and jumping, but not Ferdinand--that is, until Ferdinand gets stung by a bee. What will happen when the men take Ferdinand to the fight?
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 32 Vendor: Penguin Putnam Inc. Publication Date: 2011 Dimensions: 9.00 X 7.75 (inches)
ISBN: 0670013234 ISBN-13: 9780670013234 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours. Ages: 4-8
Translated into more than sixty languages, this classic tale of a peaceable bull has been a favorite of readers across the world for generations. To celebrate Ferdinand's seventy-fifth anniversary, Viking is issuing his story in a handsome slipcased edition. Perfect for those who love Ferdinand, and for those who have yet to meet him.
Munro Leaf wrote a number of books for children, including The Story of Ferdinand and Wee Gillis, both illustrated by Robert Lawson. Because of his work's international appeal, Mr. Leaf and his wife were invited on three twenty-six-country tours under the auspices of the U.S. State Department, giving talks to children and to local educators and librarians. Mr. Leaf died in 1976.
Robert Lawson is the only person ever to receive both the Newbery and Caldecott Awards, for They Were Strong and Good and Rabbit Hill, respectively. Mr. Lawson died in 1957.