The Ugly Duckling and Other Stories, with eBook

The Ugly Duckling and Other Stories, with eBook

A mother duck hatches a brood of ducklings. All are sweet little yellow babies—all but one, who is very large, very gray, and very ugly. The poor ugly duckling is teased and tormented by everyone he meets, even his own mother, brothers, and sisters. Driven from his home in the barnyard, the unhappy duckling wanders the world alone, suffering hardships, cruelty, and ridicule wherever he goes. This exquisite tale of rejection and redemption has been a favorite with children since its first publication in 1845. The hapless duck's plight, and his ultimate triumph, is especially relevant in today's image-conscious world—as are all the tales in this treasury of classics.

Title:The Ugly Duckling and Other Stories, with eBook
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781400158867
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    The Ugly Duckling and Other Stories, with eBook Reviews

  • Ahmed  Ejaz

    You guys know I hate Hans Christian Anderson's way of ending the stories. I started this with the same expectations. But unexpectedly here I got the happy ending! HAPPY ENDING!! 😊 --As always, ...

  • Bionic Jean

    Is there anyone who does not know the the famous fairytale story of The Ugly Duckling? Originally the Danish author, Hans Christian Andersen called it (view spoiler)[ “The Young Swans” (hide spoil...

  • Calista

    I feel like this is one of the most powerful fables told to children. It is one of my favorite stories. I think it is also one of the archetypes that is really running in todays world. There are so ma...

  • K.D. Absolutely

    The Ugly Duckling is one of the most famous fairy tales of Danish Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875). I am still to read the whole collection but I got a copy of this book as I try to buy a few child...

  • Archit Ojha

    A wonderful story of a duckling facing discrimination just because of her appearance. Emotional and heart-touching. Reading it in my school days, I remember getting tearful over this one....

  • Zoe's Human

    I just don't like the message that you shouldn't be mean to ugly people because someday they might turn out to be beautiful. What about a story where he stays ugly and that's fine because beauty is a ...

  • The Celtic Rebel (Richard)

    One of the most known and most loved fairy tales of all. I loved it as a kid and so did my kids and my grandchildren. It is emotional and touching as you see what the duckling goes through, and many k...

  • Julio Bonilla

    His feathers and his beak are the brightest of all.🐣I gave it 5 stars because the story touches my soul. I lived the experience of feeling “different” in Catholic school, wanting something but ...

  • Paakhi Srivastava

    The Ugly Duckling is a classic story apt to impart lessons on morality to children. I got this book at the daily kindle deals for free. I picked this up to read for pleasure and diversion. This tiny f...

  • Eman

    I've intended to read Hans Christian Andersen's famous fairy tales and I just had the chance to do it recently. I started with The Ugly Duckling. This is basically how The Ugly Duckling looked like af...