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Story of Ferdinand BSW023

US$15.95+

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. Ages 4-8.

在西班牙,有一头公牛名叫费迪南。其它的公牛都喜欢跑跑跳跳、互相抵角,只有费迪南不喜欢。他常常坐在牧场外那棵最爱的树下,静静地闻着花香。一天,五个陌生的男人来到牧场,挑选参加斗牛大赛的公牛,费迪南意外地被他们看中,带去了马德里。斗牛大赛开始了!观众们翘首以盼“凶猛之牛”费迪南的登场。可是他上场以后,却出人意料地坐下了,因为他看见了某种他熟悉而喜爱的东西……

By Munro Leaf, Illustrated by Robert Lawson, 61-70 pages, 7.25"x9"
 
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