The Ugly Duckling
by Hans Christian Andersen, Lorinda B. Cauley Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
After an ugly duckling is teased by his family and friends, he spends his first winter alone. With spring comes a marvelous surprise for the duckling. Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney, this version of the popular story is a Caldecott Honor Book. Large, full-color, richly detailed illustrations characterize this retelling of the famous Hans Christian Andersen tale.
- 6, 7, 5
- Interest Level
- Grades K - 2
- Grade Level Equivalent
- Lexile Measure
- Guided Reading
- Voyager Books
- Number of Pages
- Animal Stories, Classics, Fairy Tales, Fables, Folk Tales and Myths
About the Authors 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".