Author : Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator : Ingpen, Robert
Size : 23,5 x 28,7 cm
Pages : 40
Additional specs : Colour throughout, laminated paperback.
Price : £6.99
ISBN : 978-988-15127-3-4

One of Hans Christian Andersen’s most poignant and best-loved stories

Beautifully evocative illustrations by renowned artist Robert Ingpen

Timeless appeal of the need to belong

Spectacular new paperback version in a translation by Anthea Bell

A timeless story of the need to belong. Born different from the others, the Ugly Duckling is ridiculed by his brothers and sisters, rejected by the other ducks and even shunned by his own mother. The sad little bird leaves his home, starting a brave journey where he is jeered at, hunted and struggles to survive alone during the bleak winter – only to discover that the identity he longed for was within him all along. At last, he is welcomed and accepted in his adult form as a beautiful swan.