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The Story of Ferdinand

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 65,114 Ratings and 2,176 Reviews

Book Description

What else can be said about the fabulous Ferdinand? Published more than 50 years ago (and one of the bestselling children's books of all time), this simple story of peace and contentment has withstood the test of many generations. Ferdinand is a little bull who much prefers sitting quietly under a cork tree-- just smelling the flowers--to jumping around, snorting, and butting heads with oth... More

Book Information
PublisherPuffin Books
BindingPaperback (108 editions)
Reading LevelAges 4-8
# of Pages66
Publication Date06/30/1977
The Creators
About Munro Leaf (Author) : Munro Leaf is a published author and an editor of children's books. Some of the published credits of Munro Leaf include Manners Can Be Fun, Brushing Your Teeth Can Be Fun: And Lots of Other Good Ideas... more
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About Robert Lawson (Illustrator) : Robert Lawson is a published author and an illustrator of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Robert Lawson include Great Wheel, Road Wrangler: Cowboys on Wheels, ... more
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6/22/2011 Michaela Kuenster said: I even have a small tattoo of the flower at the top, above the title.
tags: Inspired me

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4/21/2011 Heather MacKenzie-Carey said:
This one is also a classic,-same author and illustrator as Wee Gillis. It is a wonderful story of being your own person. Despite an incident that leads people to believe Ferdinand the bull might have some wonderful talents as a fighter, he would rather smell the flowers than fight. He is a very hap... more

tags: I recommend

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1/2/2011 Rachel Reyna

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8/23/2009 Tara Gannon tagged as: Inspired me

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3/16/2009 Mai Kemble said: This is my best friend's favorite book... which says a lot because she's not a children's book fanatic, like me... but she remembers this book from her own childhood- and I remember it, too! I think we all could learn to smell the roses :)
tags: I recommend, Inspired me, I read

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12/23/2008 Ali B said: 1013299
tags: read-aloud, picture book

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10/30/2008 Jesse DenHerder tagged as: Inspired me

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6/20/2008 Laurel Cortani tagged as: I recommend

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10/9/2007 pixie q. tagged as: Inspired me

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8/31/2007 Elizabeth Bluemle tagged as: I Read

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8/31/2007 Amy Moreno tagged as: I Read

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