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Leaf, Munro
THE STORY OF FERDINAND. NEW YORK: THE VIKING PRESS, 1936
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Leaf, Munro
THE STORY OF FERDINAND. NEW YORK: THE VIKING PRESS, 1936
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書香: 英國古籍收藏 (第八部分)

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Leaf, Munro
THE STORY OF FERDINAND. NEW YORK: THE VIKING PRESS, 1936
4to (206 x 175mm.), FIRST EDITION, DUST-JACKET, illustrated by Robert Lawson, cloth-backed red pictorial boards, yellow pictorial endpapers, small tear to bottom edge of one leaf, boards slightly soiled, dust-jacket with soiling and worn at extremities with minor loss to top and bottom edge of spine, bumped
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The Story of Ferdinand was written on a yellow legal-length pad in less than an hour and mostly to provide Munroe’s friend Robert Lawson with a story to illustrate. The publication of the book the following year caused international controversy.

The book was banned in Spain and Germany. Hitler demanded the burning of the Ferdinand as “degenerate propaganda”. It remained banned in Spain until Franco’s death in 1975. Stalin granted it privileged status as the only non-communist children’s book allowed in Poland. President Roosevelt requested a copy for the White House.  When Germany fell, 30,000 copies of the book were distributed throughout the country as a peace-keeping mission.  

Within a year of its publication it would outsell Gone with the Wind to become the number one best seller in the United States.  The year after, Life Magazine called it “the greatest juvenile classic since Winnie-the-Pooh”. The Story of Ferdinand has never been out of print.

書香: 英國古籍收藏 (第八部分)

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