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The Story of Ferdinand: StoryTape (StoryTape, Puffin)

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  • Seller:thebookgrove
  • Sales Rank:4,961,097
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Audio Cassette
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Pap/Cas
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.6
  • Dimensions (in):14.7 x 7.6 x 0.5
  • Publication Date:October 1, 1993
  • ISBN:0140951156
  • EAN:9780140951158
  • ASIN:0140951156
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Synopsis
The classic story of the little Spanish bull who would rather sit and smell the flowers than fight.
Amazon.com Review

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 other bulls. This cow is no coward--he simply has his pacifist priorities clear. As Ferdinand grows big and strong, his temperament remains mellow, until the day he meets with the wrong end of a bee. In a show of bovine irony, the one day Ferdinand is most definitely not sitting quietly under the cork tree (due to a frightful sting), is the selfsame day that five men come to choose the "biggest, fastest, roughest bull" for the bullfights in Madrid.

Ferdinand's day in the arena gives readers not only an education in the historical tradition of bullfighting, but also a lesson in nonviolent tranquility. Robert Lawson's black-and-white drawings are evocative and detailed, with especially sweet renditions of Ferdinand, the serene bull hero. The Story of Ferdinand closes with one of the happiest endings in the history of happy endings--readers of all ages will drift off to a peaceful sleep, dreaming of sweet-smelling flowers and contented cows.


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