The Ugly Duckling

ebook Tales and Stories for Children · Once Upon a Time...

By Hans Christian Andersen

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Age: 8-9 years old  Reading Level: 3rd grade
The best illustrated fairytales for children!
Once upon a time was a mother duck who was admiring her newborns. One of the eggs had not hatched yet and she began to worry. She continued to sit on it and, one fine day, the egg cracked and a strange duckling appeared. Very quickly, the other ducklings started to make fun of him because he was not very pretty and he looked different. They then decided to rename him "the ugly little duckling".
The collection "Once Upon a Time" offers a new and richly illustrated version of the most famous fairytales.
One beautiful sunny morning, by the edge of a small pond, mother duck was admiring with joy her little ducklings coming out of their shells. But one egg was very big and it didn't hatch. Another duck who was passing by congratulated the proud mother when he saw the large egg and said, "It's probably a turkey egg."
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  • Puss in Boots
  • Little Red Riding Hood
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