The Ugly Duckling (Illustrated) [NOOK Book]

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? The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 15 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content.
? The Ugly Duckling ? a fairy tale for children. Mother Duck is shocked to find an ugly duckling hatching from one of her eggs. The homely bird is driven off to fend for himself. Suitable for ages 4 to 8 years.
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The Ugly Duckling (Illustrated)

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Overview

• The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 15 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content.
• The Ugly Duckling – a fairy tale for children. Mother Duck is shocked to find an ugly duckling hatching from one of her eggs. The homely bird is driven off to fend for himself. Suitable for ages 4 to 8 years.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014795012
  • Publisher: Five Star Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 6/11/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 511,521
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • File size: 828 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2010

    Ugly Duckling

    Another excellent version of the Ugly Duckling. The illustrations are wonderful and so lovely for little children to see the beauty of art in such a great story. People of all ages can relate to the story of the misfit in the group and you find yourself riding along with the main character as he tries to fit in and then tries to find who he is really is. This classic story is always a great story for kids and with the lovely illustrations it makes it fun to read again and again. I would recommend this book to all people who love to read with children.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2009

    u-g-l-y

    its a story about a duck who actually isnt a duck its actually a swan who cant love that

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    If it walks like a duck, and talks like a duck, it might just be a.....???

    One of the great lessons of all children's stories. Remember it fondly and hold it close to your heart.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2005

    My Christmas Gift of 1949!

    The Ugly Duckling is a true Classic. A tale of how no matter what circumstances you were born in- how unlike the others you are, you can find true beauty when you find your place in the crowd. You will then find indeed true character and goodness within. This book is highly recommended.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2007

    The Ugly Duckling

    This book is a great story with good meaning behind it. 'Let me see the egg that won't hatch'. The ugly duckling was a late comer and not the prettiest thing either. He struggled all his life until one day when he realized that he could be a great duck. In the end he says, 'I never dreamed of so much happiness when I was the ugly duckling'. Anderson, Hans Christian. The Ugly Duckling. Penguin Young Readers Group, 2005.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2006

    Caldecott Honor Book

    From the moment he hatched out of his egg, the little duckling knew he was different. Even his mother and his brothers and sisters thought he was strange. The other animals taunted him and bit him to the point where he just could not stand it anymore, so he left his mother to try to make it on his own. Out in the wild, the duckling faced even more challenges such as hunters and dogs. He began to think to himself, ¿I am too ugly even for a dog to eat.¿ The summer ended and winter was just around the corner, but still the duckling wondered, would he ever fit in anywhere? The Ugly Duckling is an extraordinary book for both children and adults of all ages. I remember reading this book as a young child and crying because it was so sad with a bright ending, and when I read it again now as an adult, I reacted to the book in the very same way. A lot of people can relate to this book if at sometime in their lives, they felt out of place (basically everyone will feel that way at sometime or another in their life) just as the duckling in the book did. This book teaches children that while not everybody is exactly the same, everyone is special in their own way. What¿s on the outside is not what matters it¿s what¿s on the inside that counts. Jerry Pinkney lives in Croton-on-Hudson, New York with his wife, author Gloria Jean Pinkney. Jerry turned to art at an early age because his dyslexia made it very difficult to read. He graduated from Dobbins Vocational School with a concentration in commercial art and he received a full scholarship to attend the Philadelphia Museum College of Art (PCA). Jerry has been illustrating children¿s books since 1964, and to date, he has illustrated more than 75 books. Many of his books have won various awards including the Caldecott Honor Award. Pinkney, Jerry. The Ugly Duckling. New York: Morrow Junior Books, 1999. RL: Ages 5-8, Grades K-3

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2006

    My Review

    I¿m partial to any Hans Christian Anderson book. This is because when I was young I saw the movie of his life as portrayed by Danny Kaye and I fell in love with his story! Though I¿m not sure how factual the movie was, I¿m still intrigued by his literature. The Ugly Duckling is a timeless story of a young hatchling¿s journey from birth to adulthood. His life begins as an ugly, awkward duck that is taunted and teased by all those who see him even his own family turns against him and they peck and chase him out of their barnyard. The little duckling finds himself in strange surroundings, but tries to do his best with what he¿s got and to find his place in life. One day, he hears a flock of birds flying high and admires them from afar. ¿Oh, if only he could go with them! But what sort of a companion could he be to those beautiful beings?¿ After a terribly cold winter, you¿ll be delighted to see the discoveries that unfold for this strong-willed little duckling.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 16, 2012

    My favorite! Great pictures as well!

    My favorite! Great pictures as well!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 8, 2012

    A lovely picture book

    This is a retelling for picture book age children. The illustrations are superb and very appealing. I deducted one star because it does not have the original text, however this much shorter version will appeal to the age most likely to want to read the story. This would be a beautiful addition to any family's picture book collection. Recommended.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2012

    Cute!!

    Love this story so much! It brings back such sweet memories.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2006

    Ugly Duckling Review

    Caldecott: Throughout the book, The Ugly Duckling, I felt sorry for the duck. It was a sad situation because no one wanted to have anything to do with the duck. The mother duck would not even tell the others she thought he was a good looking duck. It was awful that no one really took up for him. Hans Christian Andersen was born in the slums of Odense. His father, Hans Andersen, was a poor shoemaker and literate, who believed he was of aristocratic origin. Andersen's mother, Anne Marie Andersdatter, worked as washerwoman. Although she was uneducated and superstitious, she opened for his son the world of folklore. Andersen received little education. As a child he was highly emotional, suffering all kinds of fears and humiliations because of his tallness and effeminate interests. Encouraged by his parents he composed his own fairy tales and arrange puppet theatre shows. His father loved literatuire and took Andersen often to the playhouse. The Ugly Duckling, is about a duck that when he was born he was different from his siblings and mom. Everyone thought he was so ugly and picked on him. So, he left home one night. He came across a lady and her cat and hen. He stayed with them awhile, but the cat and hen thought the duckling was useless. So, once again the duck left in search for a new place. The duck goes through a few more situations, but then finds others that he fits in with. ¿He may not be quite as handsome as the others,¿ his mother answered. The duckling¿s mother agrees with another duck that her son is not that good looking like the other ducks. Andersen, Hans Christian. The Ugly Duckling. New York: Morrow Junior Books, 1999. Grade Level: 4th

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2002

    Outstanding book

    This is an excellent take on the classic children's story, and the pictures are amazing. Jerry Pinkney won a Caldecott Honor for his rendition of the Ugly Duckling. I love how the pictures span the whole page, but frame the text on one page to make it easier to read. The tale is truly a heartwarming story, and I would highly recommend this book for children, parents, and teachers alike.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2013

    Very well edited!

    Very nicely done!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2013

    Awsome

    Well stared by a sample.
    I like it already.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    Love

    Love my 3 page sample.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    The original (non-Disney) version of the tale.

    The original (non-Disney) version of the tale.

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    Posted May 16, 2012

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