The book "The Story of Ferdinand " is a short illustrated children's story featuring a bull who would not be provoked by a matador. When it was published in 1936, it was widely interpreted as pacifist propaganda by the fascist powers of the time, and it was subsequently banned in many countries including Spain and Germany.

The Question

In which countries or territories was "The Story of Ferdinand" banned by the relevant local authorities, when and with what justification?

Further Reading

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Story_of_Ferdinand
  2. http://thriftshelf.com/en/find.php?t=book&a=044845694X
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    The German Wikipedia does not mention that it was banned and even claims it was firstly published in German, in 1942 - when WWII has been running for several years. (No direct source is given for all those claims) – user45891 Oct 7 '14 at 20:41
  • The main Wikipedia says the Nazis burned it. That may be where he got that from, but of course being burned is different from being banned. – T.E.D. Oct 8 '14 at 13:15
  • @T.E.D. Yes, especially as the book burning was mostly symbolic in a highly-literate country. Albeit hideous symbolism, and sign of future ovens to come. – LateralFractal Oct 10 '14 at 3:32

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