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The Story of Ferdinand - Print

The Story of Ferdinand - Print

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The Story of Ferdinand

By Munro Leaf; Robert Lawson (Illustrator)

Soft cover 72pp
0.5cm H x 22.8cm L x 18.4cms W (0.2 kgs)
ISBN 9780140502343
Puffin Books (1977)

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All the other bulls run, jump, and butt their heads together in fights. Ferdinand, on the other hand, would rather sit and smell the flowers. So what will happen when Ferdinand is picked for the bullfights in Madrid?

The Story of Ferdinand has inspired, enchanted, and provoked readers ever since it was first published in 1936 for its message of nonviolence and pacifism. In WWII times, Adolf Hitler ordered the book burned in Nazi Germany, while Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union, granted it privileged status as the only non-communist children’s book allowed in Poland.

The leader of Indian nationalism and civil rights, Mahatma Gandhi – whose nonviolent and pacifistic practices went on to inspire Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. – even called it his favourite book.

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