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    Ugly Duckling (Paperback) By (author) Hans Christian Andersen, By (author) Bernadette Watts

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    DescriptionA poor duckling is very despondent because his feathers are rather dull and he feels ridiculed and rejected by all. One day he realises that he is in fact a swan. What could be more beautiful than that?


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    Title
    Ugly Duckling
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hans Christian Andersen, By (author) Bernadette Watts
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 282 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 100 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780735821460
    ISBN 10: 0735821461
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FXX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: YFA
    BIC E4L: CLA
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-CI
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    DC22: E
    B&T General Subject: 212
    B&T Book Type: EF
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET190
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SCANDN
    Ingram Subject Code: CI
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 84
    BISAC V2.8: JUV002280
    B&T Approval Code: X01011000
    BISAC V2.8: JUV012030
    LC classification: PZ8.W34 UG 2007
    Thema V1.0: YFA
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    col
    Publisher
    North-South Books
    Imprint name
    North-South Books
    Publication date
    01 January 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review text
    A gentler, milder version of Andersen's classic tale of the misunderstood cygnet, inexplicably despised for his comparatively large size and definite lack of yellow but not for any real ugliness. Vainio reveals through delicate watercolors the whitish-gray fluff of a charming, tender baby desperately alone in a soft, beautiful world. Though the illustrations are lovely, they lack power. In every situation where the innocent swan is abused and finds no respite from hatred, the art handles this horror too gently. His reactions to rejection and verbal abuse are revealed in the illustrations, with a slight incline of his head showing his dejection. He is also unnaturally slow in growing, remaining a fuzzy baby over the course of months and then suddenly growing to adulthood in a page turn - a problem inherent in most illustrated versions of the tale. The unnamed translator has edited out the most violent verbal and physical abuse found in the original, making a place for it in collections for younger picture-book readers yet losing the story's raw spark. (Picture book/fairy tale. 4-6) (Kirkus Reviews)