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The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling

by Hans Christian Andersen Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

An ugly duckling spends an unhappy year ostracized by the other animals before he grows into a beautiful swan. Jerry Pinkney's splendid watercolors set in the lush countryside bring the Hans Christian Andersen fable to life.

Ages
6, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
3.7
Lexile Measure
650L
DRA
16
Guided Reading
J
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Number of Pages
40
Genre
Classics, Fables, Folk Tales and Myths

About the Author and Illustrator

Hans Christian Andersen No collection of fairy tales would be complete without the works of the Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen, author of The Ugly Duckling and many well-loved tales.
Jerry Pinkney Jerry Pinkney has been illustrating children's books since 1964, illustrating over one hundred titles and has been the recipient of five Caldecott Honor Medals, a Caldecott Medal, and five The New York Times "Best Illustrated Books".

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