The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen Book Summary

A classic story by Hans Christian Andersen in its original text presented with modern illustrations.

The story of how a little bird endures the abuses and miseries as he was growing up not realizing he would mature into a beautiful swan. It's a great tale about personal transformation for the better.

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- Great book5 star

Really shows how u should care about others

- Happy5 star

I love it wish there was adult books like this

- The ugly duckling3 star

At first I was little bit mad because it was not audio but then it was okay and I start liking the book when I got to page 8 it was nothing there I wanted to no what happened next so that’s when i got mad again but the book was good

- YEET5 star

I liked it cause it’s fiction and my kids like no love it they think the ugly duckling is like them at school and I always loved it and so has my kids

- Good af5 star

I never read the ugly duckling before and I’m twelve, I’m not getting any younger and since it was in lilo and stitch I wanted to read it I looked it up and this book completed what I wanted to do time for the next goal

- Lovely book5 star

It was amazing story..I feel sorry for duckling💔

- Not bad and not the right story5 star

I kinda like it

- Cool book5 star

This book is funny it’s just shows that I am ugly Good bye

- Please read3 star

It’s a great book but I gotta say, there are a few mistakes here, if you guys r gonna write a book, write it well. And also the picture were late the pictures for one page are on the next page. Please fix that. And well except for that it was 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾

- The Ugly Duckling5 star

This is a story for young and old alike. Ioved every word. The happy ending made all the pain disappear.

- Poop1 star

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- The Title was awesome.5 star

It was a really great book. Couldn’t think of a better book. Marvin

- The ugly duckling4 star

I liked how the book has some words I cannot understand. It makes my vocabulary better and more advanced. But it can get sad at times like when the”duckling “ gets beaten up. If I picked five emojis to express my opinion on this one book it would be the following:👦🏻🤩🤗😿💋. This book touched my ❤️! It will stay with me for the rest of my life. I love all the characters. Here is a picture of some of them.🐈🐓🦢🐣🐣🐣👵🏻👨🏼👱🏼‍♀️👧🏼👶🏼. From left the cat, hen, swan, ugly ducklings siblings, the old maiden, the husband who caught the swan, the woman in the kitchen, and the children.

- Thank you5 star

For every thing you done

- The ugly duckling5 star

Absolutely love the story line.

- The besjbhvigcfccr5 star

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- The ugly duckling5 star

it was a cute story

- reviewing the ugly dickling5 star

this was a good book. my daughter loved reading it!!

- The first reasonable answer to the question of why does God5 star

The first reasonable answer to the question of why does God allow Hardships and pain

- The Ugly Duckling5 star

It is a great book.It about not judging a book by it cover.Hope you like it .From Savannah .

- Sad5 star

Classically made me cry

- Great Story4 star

This is a great story to tell children who bully other students for being different. Looks are deceiving and indeed, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. I read this story when I was a young girl, and it still holds it majestic hold.

- The ugly duckling5 star

Great book

- The Ugly Duckling2 star

Nice pictures.

- The ugly Duckling1 star

It was horrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻😩😫😤😡😖☹️👿💩💩☠️👎🏻👎🏻❗️❗️‼️‼️‼️💣🔪💣🔪💣💣🔪🔪🔪⚔️⚔️🗡💣🔪⚒🛠🔫🔫💣🛡🔪

- The Ugly Duckling5 star

My boy's said it was very very good and left an impression on them.

- The ugly ducking.4 star

Okay because i don't understand the words

- The uglee dukkllng1 star

'tis buk wes nut very gud. the duk wes 2 uglee for my likin 🐯

- Great story4 star

Great story for bedtime but the words are too big for the wee little ones.

- Ugly duckling5 star

I love reading this story to my daughter 😊

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- Depressing3 star

Very sad and would not read to children under the age of 10. Very good ending tho

- Omg love it😱😱😀😀😀🐱🐱5 star


- The ugly duckling5 star

It's the best book ever and I've read it 19 times its soooo good

- The Ugly Duckling1 star

It was a very boring book.

- The ugly duckling5 star

It's a really good book for kids

- The Ugly Duckling3 star

I enjoyed the book, very good overall but a bit more description with the talking instead of "peep peep"

- Great book!5 star

Great detailed story telling of a classic. Thank you!

- The ugly duckling5 star

Great book

- My first book5 star

I remember reading this in grade 2 and tears streaming down my face when the others ducks would make fun of the ugly duckling. This was like my first book :)

- Great read5 star

We read this book over a few nights of bedtime story & kids loved it.

- Hi5 star

I like the book but it is a little sad

- Dick5 star


- The ugly duckling5 star

This book is great because it is so true and it is a beautiful story about an ugly duckling that was unwanted by his family and when he grows up he is a beautiful swan.

- The Ugly Duckling5 star

It is a wonderful book to read and good for main idea and inferring.

- The ugly duckling3 star

It a very good book I think

- Ugly duck duckling1 star

Boo already read make it different

- Zomg!5 star

This book was amazaaaaah!

- Good5 star

I like it but I gave it a4 star rate because I kinda don't like the photots

- Cute classic5 star

Never read it before, but it's a cute tale.

- The ugly duckling4 star

6 year old girl gives it a 10 out of 10!

- The Ugly Duckling5 star

It was the best, cutest fairytale I've ever read!!

- Idc2 star

Well I ding like it he was getting bullied by some people and it made my little sister cry

- Classic with New Images3 star

The book is a classic, but the images created to go along with it seemed to be poorly executed. Sure they look clean, but it seems like not a lot of thought was put into them. Just done because they needed to be done. Not because the artist wanted to express anything.

- The ugly ducking5 star

This is a very good book 4 Lil kids

- Ugly duck5 star

Ugly duck is my fav book

- Awesome book5 star

There should be a #2

- The ugly duckling5 star

I LOVE this book!!! It tells people about being different and that it's okayy to be different! This is defiantly my favourite children's book!

- It's pretty good:p4 star

I kinda thought there was to much words in it to read to my 3 year old brother. It was alright besides that.

- The ugly duckling5 star

This was awesome and great for kids two thumbs up wow

- Very cute5 star

Loved it when I was a kid

- Amazing5 star

Love itt

- V1 star

I didn’t really like this book

- I LOVES IT 😘5 star

My faveorwite buck ever pwease READS

- Charli’s story5 star

Hey girls do you want to be friends we can be friends tomorrow the little girl said ok then 😔 that morning they where friends 🦄 Hey girls do you want to play with me today they said no but I wanna play with you guys Stop want to play with you guys no more like anything little Girl that’s mean From Charli there’s gouging to be another story

- The ugly duckling5 star

This book had a very autistic taste

- The ugly duckling5 star

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS BOOK I did a play in 2017 about it

- Nice1 star


- The ugly duckling3 star

This is a very amazing and educational book because it shows that someone is never ugly, just beautiful in their own way!

- Espresso machine and the best thing ever is when you have to go to sleep prgicgictitoxou5 star

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- 😍😍😍♥️♥️5 star

I love the ugly duckling soooooo much!!! I read it to my 56 year old uncle and he said it was the best book ever!!!!😍😍😍❤️❤️❤️‼️‼️ I hope hands Chris Anderson continues the fab writing‼️❗️😍❤️♥️

- Yay5 star

Vey nice!

- Horrible1 star

Horrible book I must say

- Rad5 star

It showed good language in da englushe dat made meh feyl sad 4da ducklin. Da duklin was a kook kid dat has sweg. Da turkay was kool.

- Best book5 star

This is the best book

- The ugly duckling5 star

It was a nice,lovely cute book P.S. rate five stars please Calitin

- The ugly duckling5 star

Great book

- Love it5 star

It is a great book because if u ate reading it makes u feel like u are in your childhood memories!

- A beautiful tale5 star

Such a gorgeous story. Absolutely timeless. Speaks very much to contemporary issues of bullying and animal abuse. Made all the better by the lovely, whimsical illustrations.

- Unrealistic2 star

This book gives a very unrealistic account of what happens to ugly people. They are of course reviled as the majority of this book shows. However while the duckling becomes a swan in the story, in real life the ugly are rejected for ever. Until suicide or natural death. Anderson must have known this, so I don't see why he spread this nonsense in this book

- Ugly duckling was the best book in my life5 star

I really really really really really really really really really really LOVEEEEEEEDDD THIS BOOK. I learnt very important life lessons. Not to be ugly. So I mean I really love bunnies and I'm not sure y I read this book. So YARRR

- CatPiggy25 star

It was an AMAzing book. So dimanically good and everyone can learn from it. I love they way it uses fluffy little duckies to demonstrate a high purpose for all ducks in the world. If you haven't already guessed I am a duck myself and have a loving family of ducks and my dad is a gooses. I don't really see him much because I fight with his goose children a lot. I bit one of their feathers off the last time I saw them. I am glad there is a book about ,e :D thank you for reading my awesome review🐤

- Poo1 star

Good for free but hate it

- The ugly duckling4 star

Nice to be able to read any where any time

- Duckling5 star

It a good book

- The ugly duckling5 star

Beautiful story boys loved it

- The ugly duckling5 star

It was a really good story the happiness sadness it's like when you lose a kid your sad that it's gone but once it comes back or you find it your happy :)

- The ugly duckling5 star

I liked the book

- The ugly duckling2 star

Its okay

- Poodle4 star

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- Arty mamles2 star

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- The Ugly Duckling5 star

This was an absolutely great book.It had such a good moral and a lesson can be learnt from this book

- Very good5 star

This Book is very interesting

- The ugly duckling5 star

Very deatalied and nice book

- Little red riding hood5 star

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- kind of boring1 star

you should of put pictures in every page. it is boring

- Too long of a book1 star

Did don't like this book because it was too long and wasn't any all interesting. It has ths book and wish i nev you really got it

- Boring2 star

A bit boring and good at the same time poor duckling 2 stars xxx

- The ugly duckling5 star

Dear ugly duckling I enjoyed your book very much because it was very interesting x

- Amazing5 star

Absaloutly amazing

- The ugly duh1 star

FYI diy lip lol

- The ugly duck4 star

Very interesting , nice book and more good thing to read all about it

- Huff5 star

I think your book is amazing but I will hate you if you don't write a book about a giraffe and If you do then I will actually by 254 copies for my school because they want some more books and we are learning about the ugly duckling in school😋😋please write back👍👍👍👎👎👎

- The ugly duckling5 star


- Great way to end4 star

Good dec

- AAA5 star


- The ugly duckling for kids2 star

It's a bit long for my 3 yr old niece so I would aim it at 6-8 yr olds

- Wonderful4 star

The story was very nice and the writing fantastic. It is a wonderful little kids book.

- Good duck book5 star

Good book

- The ugly duckling5 star

The little cute ducklings were being really horrid to the ugly duckling.

- What a book!5 star

I'm 11 years old and I think it's the best book ever.

- It was standard5 star

Was decent. Bias towards ducklings, that little duckling was a victim of bullying being called ugly. Olivia, 13 years old

- Boo1 star

This book is a bit babyish.

- Ugly Duckling5 star

It's a great book for children and toddlers

- The ugly duckling5 star

It's the best book EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- Ok3 star

This was not great but still good

- Mr5 star

It if is good

- Poor1 star

Hard to read. Deleting :/

- Really good4 star

Ready good book for free.

- Fabulous5 star

Good to read to younger children if you want to read a story to your daughter or son this is the book i recommend it

- Ugly duckling5 star

This book was great to read. ".

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- Song5 star

Does anyone know the song from the last page?

- Great book5 star

This is a really good book 👌

- The ugly duckling4 star

An old favorite. Love it!

- The ugly duckling4 star

This was a awesome book and I think it would have been better if you had shortened the book up. It was a wonderful way to keep people busy and learn to love these books you've wrote.😜good job

- Boring5 star

good story , but obvious ending

- Abby's comment5 star

So great

- I hate this book1 star

Make this book better don't read

- The Ugly Duckling5 star

It Is Awesome And Wicked

- Great Book5 star

My daughter and I enjoyed this book. She acted it out as I read.. Now she is drawing a picture describing what she learned from this book.

- The only thing I have5 star

I'm not here for a long time to get a new phone. I don't think that I have a great way of saying that. I'm so tired and hungry but I'm still waiting for my phone. The fact that you have no clue how much you love someone else will be a little more than one million dollars to be able too many times I've had a dream I was a little bit more of a little more than one million people are just as good as a result of the best thing about being able to get a new phone. I have to go back and forth between the lines of the day before the update and I don't know how much you mean.y to be the first half of the year of the best thing ever. The best thing ever is when you are so much better than the other da..y of school for me and I don't think that I can get it right away with the same thing to say it. I don't have a good idea but the fact is the most important thing I'm at a time when you are so much for a new song on my iPhone.

- The ugly duckling5 star

Oh my GAWd best book I have ever read 👌

- The Little Duckling5 star

The book of the little duckling is a very good book

- Great book!!!!5 star

This is a very good book and a lesson is also learned in the book. Never think you are ugly just because someone says you are

- The ugly duckling5 star

It was a great booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooookkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- Racist1 star

This is racist because the duckling is black and they treat him like crap

- Ugly duckling5 star

I love it!

- The Ugly Duckling5 star

I love books including this one. I rate this story a 5/5 it is a brilliant book for people who love ducks and animals. The illustration was beautiful with all the animals and decor. As I said I love it and I think you will too!

- The Ugly Duckling3 star

Ok always gets me the poor little ugly duck.

- Awesome5 star

No matter how many times I read this story, it has a great message to everyone. There are a lot of great books out in our society but no other book holds a candle to this one.

- Best ugly duck ever5 star

This book is the best book in the word it help you picture a ugly duck because wow he is an ugliest duck is every seen is he a dove or a duck because ether way he is just plain ugly. When I saw the duck I puked 10 time because he is so ugly. Who ever made that picture of duck you hit the ugly head on like wow he ugly. I don't even now if I seen that thing in real life if I can stand the ugly. 🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈

- The ugly duckling5 star

What a wonderful story. One of my favorite stories.

- No1 star

This was a bad book

- A son of satan1 star

This book was written by satan. When I read this book as a child, I thought, "wow I'm so ugly so I'm gonna be so pretty when I grow up." WRONG. I am still super ugly and I think this book was written just by satan to harass me. Sometimes when I think of this story, I start crying, and then I look at a mirror, and say, I'm so ugly.

- Lol1 star

Bad book

- The book ugly duckling5 star

It's a great book for kids

- My Review4 star

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- BORING!1 star

This book was so boring my head could fall off!

- A good book4 star

I think this, this is a really good book be caused of that I really want to retread this book again if I have times. But the reason why I wanted to give this book a 4, is because of that I think that this book contains too many of the unimportant things so that this make this story a bit of boring

- Ok2 star


- the ugly duckling5 star

i like the book because i like ducklings

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@imveryverbose The ugly duckling story has THE END. What else would you want... It's driving me mad!!

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@Jakewal35535434 I'm the ugly duckling pal. The ducks are super sweet. 😊

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Oh, c‘mon now. Also, the ugly duckling story makes no sense.

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