A Little Bull Went a Long Way

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 7:00pm - 7:30pm



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Event typeLecture/Discussion
SeriesRites of Reading: Elephant, Donkey, Bull Moose, and Others

Join James G. Leaf, son of Munro Leaf and senior partner at Community Link Foundation, to learn about the background and impact of Munro Leaf's The Story of Ferdinand (1936). This tale of a bull who prefers flowers to fighting captured imaginations across a wide range of political positions.

This event is one in the series "Rites of Reading: Elephant, Donkey, Bull Moose, and Others," in the context of the Democracy & Debate theme semester. Guest speakers examine how animal stories — fable, folk tale, fantasy, picture and chapter book adventures — have shaped U.S. presidents and their children.

These online lectures offered by the Residential College are part of an upper-level writing requirement and are also available to the public.

Partial book cover from The Story of Ferdinand, by Munro Leaf with illustrations by Robert Lawson


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Juli McLoone · jmcloone@umich.edu

Event contact

Elizabeth Goodenough · lizgoode@umich.edu

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