Munro Leaf (1905-1976) is best known as the author of The Story of Ferdinand, the tale of a peace-loving bull that became one of the top-selling picture books of all time. Leaf wrote the book in less than an hour as an exercise for his friend, the illustrator Robert Lawson. The boook debuted in 1936 to a torrent of controversy and was even burned in Berlin for its pacifist themes. Today, The Story of Ferdinand has been translated into more than sixty languages.
Books by Munro Leaf: