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The Ugly Duckling

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  31 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
An ugly duckling spends an unhappy year ostracized by the other animals in the barnyard before he grows into a beautiful swan.
Paperback, 48 pages
Published March 1st 1988 by Scholastic (first published 1987)
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Sam Dawson
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
I wouldn't read this version to children. It says words like queer and obviously ugly a lot to describe the ducks odd appearance.
Dane Ryan
Nov 26, 2016 rated it it was ok
Title: The Ugly Duckling
Author: retold by Lillian Moore
Illustrator: Daniel San Souci
Grade Level Equivalent: 3.1
Guided Reading: J
traits: Conventions this story uses a lot of quotes which will help the reader be introduced to this part of grammar. Sentence Fluency Has varying sentence patters. And follows a narrative pattern. This gives the story a good rhythm.
The simplified retelling here may be more palatable to younger readers, but it flattens the story, making a bit of a stiff read that may
Amanda Zell
Mar 17, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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"The Ugly Duckling" is a classic tale that is used in several different settings and offers up the idea that sometimes, people must grow into their beauty.
I have decided to analyze the are on this particular book largely in part to the idea that I really noticed how much art in picture book has changed over the years. The space on these pages was not completely covered by pictures. In fact, the pictures did not even stand out. I understand that this book was published several years ago, but the
Katie Williams
This is typical rewrite of the story The Ugly Duckling. It follows the traditional story quite to the point and has great pictures. I believe a good lesson that could be taught along side reading this book would be about bullying, how to treat others who are different than us, equality despite the many differences that are found in the classroom, how to respect others for who they are, and most importantly be yourself. This would be a good book to read and relate to children who may be experienc ...more
Shaley Dunn
This is a very cute book. It is about a duck being born into a family that doesnt look like a duck. The mother takes up for her duckling and treats him like he is apart of her family no matter what the other animals are saying. It is about acceptance into a world that doesnt want to accept him becuase he looks different from the other ducks.
Obviously, a re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen's story. Good to teach kids not to judge a book by its cover and also a few other good life lessons as well.
Oct 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
This story is one that is retold by the author. It follows the same story line as the older “Ugly Duckling” folk tale.
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Lilian Moore grew up in New York, received a degree in teaching from Hunter College, and did graduate work at Columbia University. She attended college during the Depression, so job opportunities were few. She worked for the Bureau of Educational Research, helping children who could not read in their Reading Clinic. Ms. Moore was also a reading specialist for the New York Board of Education. She t ...more
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