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Featuring 'The Ugly Duckling'

"The Ugly Duckling" by Pinkney book coverCalling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, March 31 at 4 p.m. for our Reader's Theatre program.

The Ugly Duckling by Jerry Pinkney is the featured piece. 

This story is about an ugly duckling who spends an unhappy year ostracized by the other animals before he grows into a beautiful swan.

There are many delightful versions of this classic tale.

Here are a few more you may wish to read:
The Ugly Duckling
Written by Hans Christian Andersen
Retold and illustrated by Rachel Isadora
JUV E ISADORA

In this retelling of the Ugly Duckling, set on the African continent, the duckling spends an unhappy year ostracized by the other animals before he grows into a beautiful swan.
"The Ugly Duckling" by Isadora book cover
The Ugly Duckling
By Hans Christian Andersen
Retold by Stephen Mitchell
Art by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
JUV E MITCHELL
 
An ugly duckling spends an unhappy year ostracized by the other animals before he grows into a beautiful swan.
"The Ugly Duckling" by Mitchell book cover
The Ugly Duckling
By Hans Christian Andersen
Pictures by Robert Ingpen
JUV E ANDERSEN
 
An ugly duckling spends an unhappy year excluded by the other animals before he grows into a beautiful swan.
"The Ugly Duckling" by Ingpen book cover
The Ugly Duckling Dinosaur:
A Prehistoric Tale

By Cheryl Bardoe
Illustrated by Doug Kennedy
JUV E BARDOE

In this take on "The Ugly Duckling," a tyrannosaurus rex is hatched in a nest of ducklings. Includes facts about dinosaurs.
"The Ugly Duckling Dinosaur" book cover
The Ugly Duckling
Retold by Harriet Ziefert
Illustrated by Emily Bolam
JUV E ZIEFERT (EASY READER)
 
An ugly duckling spends an unhappy year ostracized by the other animals before he grows into a beautiful swan.
"The Ugly Duckling" by Ziefert book cover
El Patito Feo
Adaptación Luz Orihuela
Ilustración Irene Bordoy
JUV SPA E ORIHUELA

Retells in Spanish the fairy tale of the ugly duckling.
"El Patito Feo" book cover