The Ugly Duckling

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The Ugly Duckling

By Hans Christian Andersen; Stephen Mitchell (Retold by); Steve Johnson (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763621599, 40pp.

Publication Date: December 26, 2007


One of Andersen’s best-loved tales in a glorious retelling with lush, atmospheric paintings and an engaging narration

Once upon a time, there was a maligned misfit who grew into the most glorious creature of them all. Never has such a fairy tale transformation touched more hearts than the one in "The Ugly Duckling," one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most familiar and cherished stories. Now, in the hands of esteemed translator Stephen Mitchell, an iconographic fable regains all the humor and pathos of its very first telling. And with their vivid, arresting collage illustrations, Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher bring an oft-told tale to soaring new life.