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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User Review  - plunk318 - LibraryThing

This is a great book. Not only is it a classic, it has a great message behind it. It teaches a lesson to little kids. Children can read this story over and over and never get tired of it. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - avery1809 - LibraryThing

You can't go wrong with this book. While it is a genuine classic, it never gets old, and kids always grow attached to it. Although the text is very simple, it tells a story much greater, and it teaches kids a lifelong lesson about fitting in and finding who you are. 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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