First Edition. L. Pern Bird dustjacket art. Contemporary novel of America's youth. "Flexible Ferdinand enters the story at seven and leaves it at manhood. He and his friends march through the pages of the book in pictures of tender color and vivid reality... this book portrays with gaiety and charm that prism-like thing called youth, happy and mirthful, foolish and wise- always endearing. By the author of the Martha books. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, some shallow edge chips, top rear panel with dime sized chip.