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The Ugly Duckling | Fairy Tale | Hans Christian Andersen | Bernadette Watts - Alder & Alouette

The Ugly Duckling Fairy Tale, Retold and Illustrated by Bernadette Watts | Danish Fairy Tale

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Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling, published in 1845, has been a favorite with generations of children around the world.

Bernadette Watts' detailed illustrations and retelling of Andersen's classic tale will have today's children loving this hapless duckling who is ridiculed and rejected and then celebrating with him as he emerges into the most beautiful swan ever.

This bittersweet story is just as charming as ever, but now with Watts' famous and beautiful artwork. 


  • The Ugly Duckling
    Illustrated by Bernadette Watts and originally written by Hans Christian Andersen. 
  • Published by NorthSouth Books, Zurich, Switzerland; January 1, 2008.
  • Ages 4 to 8 years old
  • 0.12" x 11.28" x 8.46" (0.42lbs.) 32 pages
  • Softcover


You may enjoy pairing this enchanting tale with a BEAUTIFUL SWAN ART CARD by Loes Botman for your storytelling space or nature table.