Ugly Duckling

Ugly Duckling

by Hans Christian Andersen, Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)
Publisher: HarperCollins
First edition, ©1999, ISBN: 9780688159320
Hardcover, 40 pages
Price: $17.99

He's not like the other ducklings. He's big and grey and all the other birds proclaim him to be the ugliest duckling in the world. The ugly duckling is an outcast, scorned not only by his fellow birds, but also the cats and dogs and everybody who sees him. The ugly duckling spends a long, cold winter alone. But when the spring comes and the ugly duckling sees his reflection for the first time, he discovers that he has changed over the winter. He is no longer an ugly duckling, but has transformed into a beautiful swan.

Hans Christian Anderson’s beloved tale is brought to fresh life in this adaption, complete with gorgeous watercolor illustrations.

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