The Ugly Duckling by Jerry Pinkney

Title: The Ugly Duckling
Author: Jerry Pinkney
Illustrator: Jerry Pinkney
Publisher: Harper Collins (1999)
ISBN: 9780439186919
This retelling of the classic The Ugly Duckling by Jerry Pinkney promotes resilience, identity, self-awareness, and acceptance.

“A big awkward bird tumbled out of the egg headfirst… That is a monstrous big duckling. None of the others looked like that. Can he be a turkey chick?” An ugly ducking faces many difficult situations and longs to fly away with other birds. It survives to grow into a beautiful swan, discovering happiness and its true identity.

Series: Jerry Pinkney has illustrated other classic stories, such as Puss in Boots, The Three Little Kittens, The Tortoise and the Hare.

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