MOBI ✓ DOC The Story of Ferdinand 9780670674244 ã MBJUK

Munro Leaf Õ The Story of Ferdinand MOBI

MOBI ✓ DOC The Story of Ferdinand 9780670674244 ã MBJUK Ã A true classic with a timeless message The Story of Ferdinand has enchanted readers since it was first published in 1936 All the other bulls would run and jump and butt their heads together But Ferdinand would rather sit and smell the flowers And he doeE to be the most ferocious star of the corrida and the most unexpected comic hero This cherished hardcover is perfect for those who love Ferdinand and those who have yet to meet hi This is the story of Ferdinand a little bull who would rather sit and smell flowers than fight in the bullring This book truly is a gem While I had heard about this work before this is the first time that I have read it and I absolutely love it Originally published in 1936 this work has been translated into than 60 languages and has rarely been out of print As this title is well known I want to talk about its background Its a hefty one While Munro Leaf is an American author because of the timing setting and main character this work is thought to have a political agenda The book was published shortly before the Spanish Civil War Described by some as subversive with a pacifist view which challenged the facism that currenlty predominated Europe Ferdinand was banned in many countries including Spain and Germany Hitler is uoted as describing the book as degenerate democratic propaganda Franco was not a fan of the book either the book was not available in Spain til after Franco's death Its no surprise that the book was loved by Ghandi and Franklin Eleanor Roosevelt among other important figures When asked Munro denied any political ties saying its a happy ending book about being yourself In fact it is alleged that this work was written in 40 minutes on a whim to be give Robert Lawson an opportunity to illustrate The illustrations are marvelous by the way Whatever your personal take away from the book its impossible to deny its impact Mine? I just adore this gentle and kind bull and love the message of the book Its a sweet and charming work for people of all ages This is my final book for 2017 and it was a good onePS I an really looking forward to watching the animated movie version150118 EDIT Saw the movie this past weekend and absolutely loved it While there was a story added it kept the essence of the book It is a perfect compliment to the original

TEXT ó The Story of Ferdinand Õ Munro Leaf

A true classic with a timeless message The Story of Ferdinand has enchanted readers since it was first published in 1936 All the other bulls would run and jump and butt their heads I'm not an impartial judge of this book I'm assuming all of you know the story It's about a bull that doesn't want to bullfight like the other bulls He just wants to sit and smell flowers in the field My mom used to read it to me when I was a kid She used to call me her little Ferdinand because all the other little boys wanted to run around and roughhouse And I didn't I just wanted to sit and read and think I'm not an impartial judge of this book But I'm fond of it And when a book's been around for 70 years there's usually a reason for it

EPUB The Story of Ferdinand

The Story of FerdinandTogether But Ferdinand would rather sit 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 chanc The mood and tone of this story are both spot on And even though Ferdinand is easy to love and even though the beginning is cute and entrancing overall the story is just pretty okayIt's about a bull who doesn't want to fight like all the others because he'd rather just relax and smell flowers Can you blame him? No But there's really not much to the story than that