The Ugly Duckling

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North-South Books, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Retold with simple elegance and illustrated in glowing watercolors by one of the worlds great artists, this edition of The Ugly Duckling is sure to be a favorite

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I liked the African illustrations. - Goodreads
The illustrations are colorful and engaging. - Goodreads
Pretty cut paper illustrations. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - amccann - LibraryThing

Every one knows the tales of the ugly duckling. The story is retold with colorful illustrations and touching story. The poor little duckling did not fit in with anyone. All the other animals teased ... Read full review

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User Review  - Miri - Goodreads

I think these illustrations are even more stunning than usual because of all the yellow, especially where it's contrasted with the silhouettes of flying birds. I was seriously dazzled every time I ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Hans Christian Andersen, one of the best known figures in literature, is best know for combining traditional folk tales with his own great imagination to produce fairy tales known to most children today. The Danish writer was born in the slums of Odense. Although he was raised in poverty, he eventually attended Copenhagen University. Although Andersen wrote poems, plays and books, he is best known for his Fairy Tales and Other Stories, written between 1835 and 1872. This work includes such famous tales as The Emperor's New Clothes, Little Ugly Duckling, The Tinderbox, Little Claus and Big Claus, Princess and the Pea, The Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid, The Nightingale, The Story of a Mother and The Swineherd. Andersen's greatest work is still influential today, helping mold some of the works of writers ranging from Charles Dickens to Oscar Wilde and inspiring many of the works of Disney and other motion pictures. Andersen, who traveled greatly during his life, died in his home in Rolighed on August 4, 1875.

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