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The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
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Jan 20, 2010

it was amazing
Read in January, 1971

My absolute, all-time, without reservation, favourite book when I was a kid. I did not own it then, but would take it out of the library at literally EVERY opportunity -- which were aplenty.

I acquired my very own copy in adulthood after telling a friend's mom about my obsession, never thinking it was still available in print. She was a kindergarten teacher, remembered, and one day months later got her hands on a mint condition copy at the local thrift store. Bless you, Jana's mom!

In re-reading the book as an adult it doesn't really surprise me that it resonated for me. A Spanish bull-fighting bull who goes against the grain, does his own thing, follows his own bliss. How could I have known at such a young age...?

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