The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen

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A classic story by Hans Christian Andersen presented with modern illustrations. The story of how a little bird endures the abuses and miseries as he was growing up not realizing he would mature into a beautiful swan. It’s a great tale about personal transformation for the better.

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About Hans Christian Andersen

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Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish fairy tale writer and poet who is most noted for his Fairy Tales, including the enduring children' s stories " The Snow Queen," " The Little Mermaid," " Thumbelina," and " The Ugy Duckling." Through his youth Andersen worked as a weaver' s apprentice and actor before turning to writing. Andersen' s works have been translated into more than 150 languages and have inspired countless films, plays, and ballets. Although Andersen died in 1875, the anniversary of his birthday (June 2) continues to celebrated each year as International Children' s Book Day. Hugaard was born in Denmark, but left when he was seventeen to travel extensively in the United States, Italy, and Spain. Now internationally known for his accomplishments as a playwright, poet, and translator, he has also won critical acclaim for his children's books.
Published March 18, 2011 by Ripple Digital Publishing. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure. Non-fiction

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Even in the worst of the cold ("Just thinking about winter was enough to make one feel frozen, and the poor duckling certainly had a very bad time of it"), Angaramo's duckling lifts his wings happily, a smile on his face.

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The subtle details incorporated into the scenes -- a frog catching a passing fly at the pond and a tiny mouse perched by a crate in the old woman's cottage -- will encourage children to take another look at this old and familiar story.

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