The Story of Ferdinand

By Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson (illustrator),

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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.…

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1 author picked The Story of Ferdinand as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

With today’s societal divisions in science, politics, and economics, this beautiful book about the passive resistance by a bull, Ferdinand, is a must for everyone to read, not just kids. Although it was written in 1936 and begins with an outdated introduction, “Once upon a time…”, it’s basically perfect. The reader instantly grows to love Ferdinand as a young bull as he sits quietly and smells the flowers under a cork tree with absolutely no interest in the aggressive activity of the other little bulls who are butting heads. With the help of lines like, “and you know who…

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