The Ugly Duckling

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North-South Books, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
37 Reviews
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 pictures were very bright and vibrant. - LibraryThing
The illustrations are colorful and engaging. - Goodreads
I personally loved the illustrations. - Goodreads
Pretty cut paper illustrations. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - jspare2 - LibraryThing

Since I have never read the story of "the Ugly Duckling" I did not know how the story was going to end. I did enjoy the beautiful illustrations on each page by Isadora. The pictures were very bright ... Read full review

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User Review  - ecahan1 - LibraryThing

I did not like this book because of its language and plot, but I did enjoy the main character’s determination. Before I read this tale, I thought back to the times when I listened to this story as a ... 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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