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The Story of Ferdinand

The Story of Ferdinand

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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ISBN 9780571335961
Barcode 9780571335961
Published 2 January 2018 by Faber and Faber
Format Paperback, Main
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Author(s) By Leaf, Munro
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780571335961
ISBN-10 0571335969
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Publication Date 2 January 2018
International Publication Date 1 September 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Leaf, Munro
Category Picture Books / Young Children's books
General Picture Books
Adventure Stories
Animal Stories
Number of Pages 48
Dimensions Width: 200mm
Height: 200mm
Spine: 6mm
Weight 169g
Interest Age 2-6 years
Reading Age 2-6 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.52
Catalogue Code 733922

Description of this Book

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. And he does just that, until the day a bumblebee and some men from the Madrid bullfights give gentle Ferdinand a chance to be the most ferocious star of the corrida - and the most unexpected kind of hero. Beloved all over the world for its timeless message of peace, tolerance and the courage to be yourself, this truly classic story has been enchanting readers since its release in 1936. Hitherto unpublished in the UK.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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 illustrations in They Were Strong and Good and in 1944, he was awarded the Newbery Medal for his middle grade novel Rabbit Hill.

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