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The Ugly Duckling

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Once upon a time, seven tiny duck beaks pecked their way out of their eggs, but the eighth egg was a little bit different. What emerged wasn't a duck at all--he was a dinosaur! 

Everyone notices how different he is. He doesn't waddle! His teeth are too big! Feeling ugly and outcast, the dinosaur duckling leaves his family and ventures out on his own. Again and again he tries to make friends, but everyone runs away! Over time he grows bigger and bigger but still can't seem to find his rightful place. One day he unexpectedly comes across other dinosaurs that look just like him, and he discovers he's really a T. rex! 

This humorous and charming take on The Ugly Duckling also includes an author's note about the dinosaurs depicted and the early ancestors of modern ducks who lived side by side, and features scientifically accurate illustrations of the creatures.

Synopsis:

Splendid watercolors set in the lush countryside bring the Hans Christian Andersen fable to life. Full color.

Synopsis:

For over one hundred years The Ugly Duckling has been a childhood favorite, and Jerry Pinkney's spectacular new adaptation brings it triumphantly to new generations of readers. With keen emotion and fresh vision, the acclaimed artist captures the essence of the tale's timeless appeal: The journey of the awkward little bird — marching bravely through hecklers, hunters, and cruel seasons — is an unforgettable survival story; this blooming into a graceful swan is a reminder of the patience often necessary to discover true happiness. Splendid watercolors set in the lush countryside bring drama to life.

About the Author

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was born in Odense, Denmark to a poor family. He left home as a 14-year-old to seek his fortune at the theatre in Copenhagen. Andersen began writing plays and poetry before he left for Copenhagen, but it was not until 1835 that he published the first of the fairytales that would bring him international renown. Since then, his over 200 fairytales have enjoyed undiminished popularity, providing the basis for favorite American interpretations such as Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780688159320
Adapted:
Pinkney, Jerry
production Music composed:
Pinkney, Jerry
Author:
Bardoe, Cheryl
Author:
by Hans Christian Andersen and Jerry Pinkney
Author:
Kennedy, Roy D.
Author:
rsen, Hans Christian
Author:
Andersen, Hans Christian
Author:
Ande
Author:
Pinkney, Jerry
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Location:
Weston, CT
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - European
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Ducks
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s Fairy Tales-General
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
Series:
Read-along cassette
Series Volume:
[5]
Publication Date:
19990331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from PreS to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 pages of full-color illustrations
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.50 x 8.50 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
03-08

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"Synopsis" by , Splendid watercolors set in the lush countryside bring the Hans Christian Andersen fable to life. Full color.
"Synopsis" by , For over one hundred years The Ugly Duckling has been a childhood favorite, and Jerry Pinkney's spectacular new adaptation brings it triumphantly to new generations of readers. With keen emotion and fresh vision, the acclaimed artist captures the essence of the tale's timeless appeal: The journey of the awkward little bird — marching bravely through hecklers, hunters, and cruel seasons — is an unforgettable survival story; this blooming into a graceful swan is a reminder of the patience often necessary to discover true happiness. Splendid watercolors set in the lush countryside bring drama to life.
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