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The Ugly Duckling

The classic story by Hans Christian Andersen

This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.


A classic story by Hans Christian Andersen in its original text 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.

From Publishers Weekly

May 18, 2009 – Isadora s latest interpretation of a fairy tale remains mostly loyal to the story line, but its sensual, mosaiclike collages create depth and texture, evoking the essence of an African savanna. The large and clumsy duckling, black and gray to the other ducklings bright yellow, is ostracized by the other animals on the farm. But when a kind farmer takes him in, he lives with the farmer s family over the winter. In the spring, he emerges as a lovely swan with inky, blue plumage. A stirring adaptation. Ages 5 8.

Customer Reviews

The ugly duckling

This book makes me cry it is so inspiring and well written. Wonderful story. Just classic.


This story reminds me of the real world. If you are different people will bully you and laugh and torture you! Our world needs improvements so we can all learn to accept each other for who we are!:)

The ugly duckling

Wow!!! That was a wonderful story!!! That was so fun!!!

The Ugly Duckling
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  • Free
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Animals
  • Published: Mar 08, 2011
  • Publisher: Ripple Digital Publishing
  • Print Length: 20 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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