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The Ugly Duckling

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Title:

The Ugly Duckling

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Author:

Pinkney, Jerry

Illustrator:

Pinkney, Jerry

Publisher:

HarperCollins Children's Books

Categories:

Animals, Animals > Birds, Award Winning, Classics

Ages:

3-5, 6-8

Summary: For more than 100 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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Name:

Chandler

Hometown:

VA

Age:

5

Review:

My favorite part was when the ugly duckling met the new friends.

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Name:

Chika

Hometown:

Queens

Age:

8

Review:

It was very interesting and it taught me not to make fun of people because they are different.

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Name:

SAM

Hometown:

MI

Age:

07

Review:

LOVED IT

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Name:

Luis G.

Hometown:

Roma

Age:

6

Review:

I love animals and this has a happy ending.

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Name:

Joel C.

Hometown:

Roma

Age:

7

Review:

The ugly duckling turned to be a beautiful one at the end of the story.

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