The Story of Ferdinand

by Munro Leaf, 1936

Drawings by Robert Lawson

Ferdinand the Bull just wanted to sit under his favorite cork tree, “smelling the flowers just quietly.” I loved this book as a child and they made a movie of it, which is pretty good, and made me want to read the book again. Learned about cork trees and makes me want to visit Spain, where cork trees grow (Andalusia and a town called Ronda).