books.google.com - An ugly duckling spends an unhappy year ostracized by the other animals before he grows into a beautiful swan....http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Ugly_Duckling.html?id=4zhZAAAAYAAJ&utm_source=gb-gplus-shareThe Ugly Duckling
Harriet Ziefert has written many children's books for HarperCollins including "What's A Vacation?" and "When Will Santa Come, " both illustrated by Claire Schumacher, the Bear Boar Books, illustrated by Susan Baum, and "Scooter's Christmas, " illustrated by Rick Brown. Ms. Ziefert lives in New Jersey and Massachusetts. Simms Taback has collaborated with Harriet Ziefert on many HarperCollins children's books. Some of their titles include "Noisy Barn!, Zoo Parade!, " and the sticker book readers, "On Our Way to the Forest" and "On Our Way to the Water." Mr. Taback lives in New York City.
Emily Bolam is a well known illustrator of over one hundred books for young children. Her first idea for a children's book began as a college project and was published upon her graduation. Since then, Emily has illustrated a wide variety of books for many different authors and publishers. She lives and works in Brighton, England, where she shares her studio with other artists and illustrators.