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The Ugly Duckling
     

The Ugly Duckling

by Sebastien Braun
 

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Hans Christian Andersen’s touching tale of the ugly little duckling who grows up to become a beautiful swan is now retold in simple language for the very young. Stunningly illustrated by bestselling artist Sebastien Braun, this beloved story, with its message of hope and transformation, is an invaluable addition to every child’s library.

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Hans Christian Andersen’s touching tale of the ugly little duckling who grows up to become a beautiful swan is now retold in simple language for the very young. Stunningly illustrated by bestselling artist Sebastien Braun, this beloved story, with its message of hope and transformation, is an invaluable addition to every child’s library.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-K—Braun adapts Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale with satisfying results. While many picture-book versions of the story are too long and linguistically dense for young children, this text presents the highlights of the story in a straightforward fashion that preserves the formal feel of the original: "But oh, how large and strange this baby was!… 'No matter,' said Mother Duck. 'I shall love this one just the same.'" The expressive pictures, though rendered with ink and colored pencil, have careful lines and bold edges that give them the feel of woodcuts—an appropriate accompaniment for this timeless tale. The large format, combined with the bright, bold illustrations and simplified language, makes this ideal for storytime sharing.—Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Carroll County Public Library, MD
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Praise for The Ugly Duckling (Hardcover Edition) *"Braun adapts Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale with satisfying results. While many picture-book versions . . . are too long and linguistically dense for young children, this text presents the highlights of the story in a straightforward fashion and preserves the formal feel of the original . . .The expressive pictures . . . have careful lines and bold edges that give them the feel of woodcuts—an appropriate accompaniment for this timeless tale. The large format, combined with the bright, bold illustrations and simplified language, makes this ideal for storytime sharing.”  -School Library Journal (Starred Review)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781907152047
Publisher:
Boxer Books
Publication date:
04/06/2010
Series:
A Story House Book Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Sebastien Braun studied fine arts in Strasbourg, France. His first two books for Boxer Books, I Love My Mommy and I Love My Daddy, have been a huge success all over the world. Since then, Sebastien has gone on to create many more books for children. He lives in Gloucestershire, England, with his family.

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