The Story of Ferdinand: 75th Anniversary Edition (Hardcover)

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Sara's Pick, September 2014: Seventy-five years has passed and Ferdinand the bull still sits under his favorite cork tree, smelling the flowers. A big, strong bull, Ferdinand doesn’t like to fight. A beautiful anniversary edition is available of this timeless classic of a bull who prefers calm instead of bullfights. A delightful hero and a must read for young and old!

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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.

About the Author

Wilbur Monroe Leaf (aka Munro Leaf) (1905-1976) is 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). He is best known for The Story of Ferdinand (1936).
Product Details
ISBN: 9780670013234
ISBN-10: 0670013234
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 31st, 2011
Pages: 72
Language: English