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The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling

by Hans Christian Andersen Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
The ugly duckling is unhappy because he is rejected by his family and those around him. When he runs away, he learns to live on his own. After the duckling has grown into a beautiful swan, he makes one last attempt at acceptance and finds a home.
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Lexile Measure
AD650L
DRA
34
Guided Reading
O

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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