Book shelf – Ferdinand

The story of Ferdinand is one of the best known works by the American author-Munro Leaf. It was originally published in 1936. The book tells the story of a bull who would rather smell flowers than fight in bullfights. He sits in the middle of the bull ring failing to take heed of any of the provocations of the matador and others to fight.

The book was banned by both Adolf Hitler and Francisco Franco. Gandhi, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt admired it. The book’s publication — just months after the start of the Spanish Civil War — proved a boon to the sales of the book.

Published in 1936, the story of the peaceful, flower-sniffing bull written by Munro Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson is considered a classic of American children’s literature and has never been out of print.

The story of Ferdinand was made into a movie called Ferdinand in 2017, as an American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by Blue Sky Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox.

The book is available on amazon kindle.