The Story of Ferdinand

The Story of Ferdinand
Author: Munro Leaf
Publisher: Penguin
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2011-03-31
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 044845694X

Soon to be a major motion picture! Ferdinand is the world's most peaceful--and--beloved little bull. While all of the other bulls snort, leap, and butt their heads, Ferdinand is content to just sit and smell the flowers under his favorite cork tree. Leaf's simple storytelling paired with Lawson's pen-and-ink drawings make The Story of Ferdinand a true classic. Commemorate the 75th anniversary of the book's original publication with this beautiful and affordable 8x8 paperback edition.

Her Next Chapter

Her Next Chapter
Author: Lori Day
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2014-05-01
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 1613748566

"Filled with practical advice, inspired reading lists, and thoughtful analysis of the challenges girls face, this book is an indispensable guide for anyone who cares about raising girls to be leaders." —June Cohen, executive producer, TED "Mother-daughter book clubs can help you navigate the daunting challenges of raising confident and mighty girls. This comprehensive guide, rich with discussion ideas and book, film, and media recommendations, will inspire more mothers to start their own book clubs." —Lesli Rotenberg, general manager, Children's Media, PBS Mother-daughter book clubs can do more than encourage reading, bonding, and socializing, suggests educational psychologist and parenting coach Lori Day. They can create a safe haven where girls can discuss and navigate the challenges of girlhood today. In Her Next Chapter, Day draws from experiences in her own club and her expertise as an educator to offer a timely and empowering take on mother-daughter book clubs. She provides overviews of eight of the biggest challenges facing girls today while weaving in carefully chosen book, movie, and media recommendations; thoughtful discussion questions and prompts; and suggested fun group activities. Lori Day, M.Ed., is an educational psychologist, consultant, and parenting coach with Lori Day Consulting. She has worked in the field of education for over 25 years and is a contributing blogger at the Huffington Post and several other websites, writing about parenting, education, gender, popular culture, and media. She lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Charlotte Kugler, Day's daughter, is a student at Mount Holyoke College. She lives in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

They Were Strong and Good

They Were Strong and Good
Author: Robert Lawson
Publisher: Penguin
Total Pages: 73
Release: 1940-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0670699497

Awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1941, They Were Strong and Good is a classic book that follows the path of one family’s journey through American history. Robert Lawson introduces us to his forefathers and with them we brave Caribbean storms, travel to the wharf markets of New York, and fight in the Civil War. Amidst these adventures Lawson’s grandparents meet, marry, and raise a family, and later his parents follow the same cycle of life. But this book is more than just the story of one family, it’s a social history of our country. It reminds us to be proud of our ancestors—who they were, what they did, and the effect that they had on the nation we live in today. None of them were great or famous, but they were strong and good. They worked hard and had many children. They all helped to make the United States the great nation that it now is. Let us be proud of them and guard well the heritage they have left us.

Ferdinand, The Man with the Kind Heart

Ferdinand, The Man with the Kind Heart
Author: Irmgard Keun
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2020-12-08
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1635420369

The last novel from the acclaimed author of The Artificial Silk Girl, this 1950 classic paints a delightfully shrewd portrait of postwar German society. Upon his release from a prisoner-of-war camp, Ferdinand Timpe returns somewhat uneasily to civilian life in Cologne. Having survived against the odds, he is now faced with a very different sort of dilemma: How to get rid of his fiancée? Although he certainly doesn’t love the mild-mannered Luise, Ferdinand is too considerate to break off the engagement himself, so he sets about finding her a suitable replacement husband—no easy task given Luise’s high standards and those of her father, formerly a proud middle-ranking Nazi official. Featuring a lively cast of characters—from Ferdinand’s unscrupulous landlady with her black-market schemes to his beguiling cousin Johanna and the many loves of her life—Ferdinand captures a distinct moment in Germany’s history, when its people were coming to terms with World War II and searching for a way forward. In Irmgard Keun’s effervescent prose, the story feels remarkably modern.

The Art of Ferdinand

The Art of Ferdinand
Author: Tara Bennet
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2017-12-12
Genre: Art
ISBN: 1785654187

Set in the fabulously colorful world of modern day Spain, Ferdinand is the story of a gentle giant who is nothing like you would expect. Ferdinand’s life of leisure on the family farm is disrupted when he is taken to a school for fighting bulls, where his kind and peaceful manner is at odds with that of his compatriots. With the help of a neurotic goat named Lupe and a team of crazy hedgehogs, he gains the courage to remain true to himself, whilst mounting a “great escape” to bring his new friends back with him to the home he loves. This companion book to the unforgetta-bull movie is full of adore-a-bull concept designs, character sketches, storyboards and production art, alongside insight from the artists, filmmakers and director.

Wee Gillis

Wee Gillis
Author: Munro Leaf
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Total Pages: 89
Release: 2006-05-30
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 159017206X

A Caldecott Honor Book by the creators of the beloved Story of Ferdinand Wee Gillis lives in Scotland. He is an orphan, and he spends half of each year with his mother's people in the lowlands, while the other half finds him in the highlands with his father's kin. Both sides of Gillis's family are eager for him to settle down and adopt their ways. In the lowlands, he is taught to herd cattle, learning how to call them to him in even the heaviest of evening fogs. In the rocky highlands, he stalks stags from outcrop to outcrop, holding his breath so as not to make a sound. Wee Gillis is a quick study, and he soon picks up what his elders can teach him. And yet he is unprepared when the day comes for him to decide, once and for all, whether it will be the lowlands or the highlands that he will call his home. Robert Lawson and Munro Leaf's classic picture book is a tribute to the powers of the imagination and a triumph of the storyteller's and illustrator's art.

Rooms

Rooms
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2014-09-23
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0062223216

The New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy makes her brilliant adult debut with this mesmerizing story in the tradition of The Lovely Bones, Her Fearful Symmetry, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane—a tale of family, ghosts, secrets, and mystery, in which the lives of the living and the dead intersect in shocking, surprising, and moving ways. Wealthy Richard Walker has just died, leaving behind his country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His estranged family—bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna—have arrived for their inheritance. But the Walkers are not alone. Prim Alice and the cynical Sandra, long dead former residents bound to the house, linger within its claustrophobic walls. Jostling for space, memory, and supremacy, they observe the family, trading barbs and reminiscences about their past lives. Though their voices cannot be heard, Alice and Sandra speak through the house itself—in the hiss of the radiator, a creak in the stairs, the dimming of a light bulb. The living and dead are each haunted by painful truths that will soon surface with explosive force. When a new ghost appears, and Trenton begins to communicate with her, the spirit and human worlds collide—with cataclysmic results. Elegantly constructed and brilliantly paced, Rooms is an enticing and imaginative ghost story and a searing family drama that is as haunting as it is resonant.

Ferdinand with the Extra Toes

Ferdinand with the Extra Toes
Author: Katie Maskey
Publisher: Green Clover Books
Total Pages: 42
Release: 2020-11-17
Genre:
ISBN: 9780578798417

Meet the cat with eight extra toes! Ferdinand is a shy but curious cat who learns that his differences are what truly make him special. Through his adventures, everyone around him is able to learn and appreciate his unique qualities too! "Ferdinand with the Extra Toes is a story we can all relate to at some points in our lives. We all need to learn from this special kitty and accept those around us, no matter what differences they may have." -Kim Strawbridge-Foerster

How to Behave and Why

How to Behave and Why
Author: Munro Leaf
Publisher: Universe Publishing(NY)
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2002-05-17
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN:

First published in 1946, this guide gives touchingly sincere yet gently funny lessons in honesty, fairness, strength, and wisdom. Originally intended for the very young, this is a true classic, charmingly illustrated with childlike drawings, and with a timeless message.

Ferdinand and the Bullies

Ferdinand and the Bullies
Author: Walt Disney Productions Staff
Publisher:
Total Pages: 48
Release: 1986
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781885222251

Learn about bullies in a sweet story about a bull named Ferdinand.