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Is there anyone who does not know the the famous fairytale story of The Ugly Duckling Originally the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen called it view spoiler The Young Swans hide spoile

Is there anyone who does not know the the famous fairytale story of The Ugly Duckling? Originally the Danish author, Hans Christian Andersen called it (view spoiler)[“The Young Swans” (hide spoiler)], but then decided against giving away the surprise ending, and renamed it The Ugly Duckling (“Den grimme ælling”). So just in case, I will not spoil the ending either, (although if you read the blurb that might give it away). The Ugly Duckling was first published in 1843, and was an immediate success. The first edition of 850 copies sold out within the first week. Hans Christian Andersen later admitted that the story was “a reflection of my own life”, and when he was asked if he was going to write an autobiography, he claimed that it had already been written — The Ugly Duckling.The story has been told and retold countless times, and is often one of the first stories children learn in childhood, but what does not always transfer to the different versions is Hans Christian Andersen's delightfully droll humour. The positive life-affirming message is always there, that it is important to be yourself, and this is why the story perpetuates, but there are additional nuances in the original which make it one of his most enjoyable stories.I chuckled all through the beginning where the mother duck is waiting for her biggest egg to hatch, complaining that her layabout husband never comes to see her, another older duck advising her that it was a turkey's egg, and to leave it alone. But at last the big egg does crack open, and a little one tumbles out, “How big and gawky he was! The mother duck was soon convinced that he was her very own as she watched him in the the water, his little feet paddling away beneath him, "Look at those legs go! He knows how to keep upright. He is my own chick! And really quite pretty if you look closely," she said.”But as the days went on, the other ducklings started to pick on their brother, and everyone else in the farmyard got in on the act. They started to be unkind and poke fun at him too,“He is gawky and different so he must be put in his place!” they jeered, and the ugly duckling began to feel very unhappy. He got jostled and pecked and teased. He was the butt of every joke, and the mother duck always had to stick up for him. It was that he was so long in the egg ... she was sure he would turn out all right in the end. And anyway he was a drake, so perhaps looks didn't matter so much. “He's fit and strong so maybe he'll be able to look after himself.”Eventually things got so bad that he ran away. The story follows all the adventures the ugly ducking had. Everyone he met at first seemed to run away from him, or ignore him, and this only confirmed to him how ugly he must be.The ugly duckling roamed far and wide. He was frightened and lonely. He was never accepted anywhere, and nowhere felt like home. Nobody seemed to want to be his friend. They just laughed at him, or terrifyingly wanted to shoot those around him. Running from a situation where his life was in peril, he ended up as a companion to an old lady and her cat. But he could not lay eggs like Chickabiddy Shortshanks. He missed the open green spaces; the fresh air and the sunshine. He longed to go for a swim. The old woman's cat and the hen teased him mercilessly, so the ugly duckling decided he couldn't stay there either. “I think I had better go back out into the wide world,” said the ugly duckling, and again he set off on his own.Time went on, winter came and went, and the ugly duckling just huddled down to endure the harsh wind, hail and snow. He became thinner and thinner, and more and more unhappy. He spent a miserable winter alone in the outdoors, mostly hiding in a cave on the lake that partly froze over. He exhausted himself trying to keep the water flowing by paddling round and round - and even got stuck in the ice, and had to be rescued by a kind farmer. Still the ugly duckling had yet more adventures in store. Then,“One evening, just as the setting sun flamed across the sky, a flock of large lovely birds rose from the rushes ... the ugly duckling was seized with a wild excitement”.Some deep impulse stirs inside him ...And the end of the story is just perfect, making this one of the world's most uplifting and heartwarming tales. In my opinion it is Hans Christian Andersen's masterpiece. It has been translated into many languages and published around the world. It has become his most famous story.(view spoiler)[“It's no wonder you don't feel at home in the farmyard, if you've been hatched from a swan's egg ... The three great swans swam round him stroking him with their beaks ... Some little children came running into the garden..."Look - there's a new swan! They shouted with delight ... The new one is the most beautiful of all—so young and handsome! ... He was almost too happy but not proud, for a good heart is never vain. He thought of how he had been persecuted and depised, and now everyone said he was the most beautiful of these beautiful birds.” (hide spoiler)]The Ugly Duckling is Hans Christian Andersen's own creation, and owes no debt to any other fairy tale. Hans Christian Andersen had his first glimmer of inspiration for the story in 1842, while staying at the country estate of Bregentved, and enjoying the beauty of nature. But it took him a year to write and hone the story to his own satifaction.The Ugly Duckling was the first story where the phrase “told for children” was not part of the title, and although clearly it is a tale which has great moral truths, it can be read by any age. It was the fourth and last in the volume which also contained “The Nightingale”, another lovely tale. Link here to my review of “The Nightingale”. The book sold out almost immediately and Hans Christian Andersen wrote delightedly, “The book is selling like hot cakes. All the papers are praising it, everyone is reading it! No books of mine are appreciated in the way these fairy tales are!” He even read it aloud at social gatherings.It is not difficult to see why the author viewed this story as a metaphor for his own life. He was a tall, ugly boy, with a big nose and big feet. Although he had a beautiful singing voice and a passion for ballet and the theatre, all his life he was rejected and teased by other children. He used to boast that he was secretly a prince, and although this only led to further mockery, there is a real possibility that he was in fact the illegitimate son of Prince Christian Frederik, later to be King Christian VIII of Denmark. (view spoiler)[The swan is historically a royal bird. Clearly, being a swan in the story was a metaphor not just for beauty and grace, but also for his secret royal lineage. (hide spoiler)]It is extraordinary that this story grabs the imagination in such a feel-good way. The ugly duckling is not heroic, and apart from enduring the winter, he does not complete any of the challenges typically demanded of a fairy tale hero. Yet we all relate to the story's positive messages about acceptance and rejection, stoicism and self-worth, and the idea that some things are worth waiting for. It is a beautiful and timeless story; one that speaks across generations, and my favourite of all Hans Christian Andersen's stories. Here's a photo I took of an "Ugly Duckling". Doesn't it just make you melt?["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>Popular The Ugly Duckling By Hans Christian Andersen Jerry Pinkney are Book For over one hundred years The Ugly Duckling has been a childhood favorite, and Jerry Pinkney s spectacular new adaptation brings it triumphantly to new generations of readers With keen emotion and fresh vision, the acclaimed artist captures the essence of the tale s timeless appeal The journey of the awkward little bird marching bravely through hecklers, hunters, andFor over one hundred years The Ugly Duckling has been a childhood favorite, and Jerry Pinkney s spectacular new adaptation brings it triumphantly to new generations of readers With keen emotion and fresh vision, the acclaimed artist captures the essence of the tale s timeless appeal The journey of the awkward little bird marching bravely through hecklers, hunters, and cruel seasons is an unforgettable survival story this blooming into a graceful swan is a reminder of the patience often necessary to discover true happiness Splendid watercolors set in the lush countryside bring drama to life.. Hans Christian Andersen often referred to in Scandinavia as H C Andersen April 2, 1805 August 4, 1875 was a Danish author and poet Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales Andersen s popularity is not limited to children his stories called eventyr, or fairy tales express themes that transcend age and nationality.Andersen s fairy tales, which have been translated into than 125 languages, have become culturally embedded in the West s collective consciousness, readily accessible to children, but presenting lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well Some of his most famous fairy tales include The Little Mermaid , The Ugly Duckling , The Nightingale , The Emperor s New Clothes and many His stories have inspired plays, ballets, and both live action and animated films.. A viral Book The Ugly Duckling The ugly duckling‬, Hans Christian Andersen (1805 - 1875)تاریخ نخستین خوانش این نسخه: ماه جولای سال 2005 میلادیعنوان: جوجه اردک زشت؛ نویسنده: هانس کریستین اندرسن؛ مترجم: مهرداد مهرین؛ تصاویر بائو؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، خشایار، 1380، در 12 ص رنگی؛ شابک: 9644411021؛ چاپ دوم 1381، چاپ چهارم 1382، برای گروه سنی ب، موضوع داستانهای حیوانات، نویسندگان دانمارکی قرن 19 مشاهکاری بی بدیل، آغازش داستان جوجه ای زشت، و پایانش قویی زیبا و باشکوه، انگار زندگی خود نویسنده است در قالب خیال، نمیتوانم گفت چند بار تجدید چاپ شده یا چند مترجم آن را به فارسی برگردانده اند آزاده معالج، نشر همکلاسی، 1380علی رحیملو، ت‍ه‍ران‌، دان‍ش‍گ‍ر، واح‍د ک‍ودک‍ان‌ و ن‍وج‍وان‍ان‌، 1380بهناز منجئی آزاد، نشر آزمون، 1380سرور مهدوی میلانی، تهران، نوبهار، 1381زهرا حصارپرور، بازنویس: جواد داعی، مشهد، جام آپادانا، 1381عماد لدنی، تهران صدف، 1381خانه ادبیات، 1381مینو کسائیان، اصفهان، مهرقائم، 1382مهدی غلم باز، تهران، دلفین آبی، لاک پشت، 1382قدرت الله نیکبخت، تهران ، قو 1383پرستو یغمایی، نشر کهن، 1375نوا آشتیانی، شارع، 1378شهرام عطائی، هفت اقلیم، 1378مهرداد مهرین، خشایار، 1380علی اتحاد، بازنویس: مجید سیف، سپیده 1388پریسا جباری، آبشن، 1384سحر بیضائی، مهرداد، 1385کامیار جولایی، جویا، 1380ساناز صفری، ریحانه، 1391مجید میرزامحمدی، نهال نویدان، 1392آرزو رمضانی، آرمند، 1392علی محمدپور، پوپک نقره ای، 1393اکبر، میرمطهر، اسرار قلم، 1387کیانوش مصباح، هیربد، 1386احمد قنبری، جان شیفته، 1389ابراهیم بوی افراز، کاوشگر، 1386ابوالقاسم سبطی، نخستین، 1387سیدعلی کاشفی خوانساری، قدیانی، کتابهای بنفشه، 1392سیما مولایی، نزدیک، 1387بیژن نامجو، فکر برتر، 1391سعید بهروزی، افق، 1375جوجه اردک زشت، برخاسته از اندیشه و خیال اندرسن بوده است و وابستگی‌ای به هیچ داستان عامیانهٔ قدیمی ندارد، نخستین بار در 11 نوامبر 1843 میلادی به همراه سه داستان دیگر از اندرسن، در کپنهاگ دانمارک انتشار یافت، و تحسین منتقدان را برانگیخت. ا. شربیانی
The Ugly Duckling The Story of The Ugly Duckling dltk teach The ugly duckling hung his head in The mother duckling became very embarrassed of her ugly duckling and made him stay in the corner of the pond while the others practiced swimming, diving, quacking, and splashing One evening, as all of the ducks in the pond had gone to sleep, the ugly duckling decided that it was time for him to leave. The Ugly Duckling Aug , Henry Jeckle was always the outsider, a bungling and awkward buffoon, relegated to waiting for his invitation to participate in life that never arrived until he discovers a medical formula developed by a dead uncle, which claimed to turn a man of timid disposition into a The Ugly Duckling A Novel Iris Johansen Suddenly, your comfortable world and everything that you hold dear are stripped away from you and you are brutally attacked Through cosmetic surgery you are given an exquisite face and seek nothing but revenge This is the premise that Iris Johansen presents in THE UGLY DUCKLING This was really a The Ugly Duckling Hans Christian Andersen The poor duckling was driven about by every one even his brothers and sisters were unkind to him and would say, Ah, you ugly creature, I wish the cat would get you and his mother had been heard to say she wished he had never been born The ducks pecked him, the chickens beat him, and the girl who fed the poultry pushed him with her feet. The Ugly Duckling YouTube Apr , The Ugly Duckling is a literary fairy tale by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen The story tells of a homely little bird born in THE UGLY DUCKLING Full Cartoon Episode YouTube Jan , A black duckling is rejected by its mother, a hen, but manages to prove his worth when a tornado threatens the hen s chicks.

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    Hans Christian Andersen often referred to in Scandinavia as H C Andersen April 2, 1805 August 4, 1875 was a Danish author and poet Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales Andersen s popularity is not limited to children his stories called eventyr, or fairy tales express themes that transcend age and nationality.Andersen s fairy tales, which have been translated into than 125 languages, have become culturally embedded in the West s collective consciousness, readily accessible to children, but presenting lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well Some of his most famous fairy tales include The Little Mermaid , The Ugly Duckling , The Nightingale , The Emperor s New Clothes and many His stories have inspired plays, ballets, and both live action and animated films.

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  • Is there anyone who does not know the the famous fairytale story of The Ugly Duckling Originally the Danish author, Hans Christian Andersen called it view spoiler The Young Swans hide spoiler , but then decided against giving away the surprise ending, and renamed it The Ugly Duckling Den grimme lling So just in case, I will not spoil the ending either, although if you read the blurb that might give it away The Ugly Duckling was first published in 1843, and was an immediate success The first edit [...]



  • The Ugly Duckling is one of the most famous fairy tales of Danish Hans Christian Andersen 1805 1875 I am still to read the whole collection but I got a copy of this book as I try to buy a few children s books every payday for our outreach program for child literacy on May 25, 2013 to be held at the Museo Pambata We will spend half a day to read three stories to children aged 4 8 from the financially challenged families of Manila, we will also feed them and give them loot bags that contain school [...]


  • I just don t like the message that you shouldn t be mean to ugly people because someday they might turn out to be beautiful What about a story where he stays ugly and that s fine because beauty is a pretty insignificant and temporary thing Yeah I know it s an old traditional story, but it s still not a great message I have similar issues with the story of Rudolph the Red Nosed reindeer teaching children everywhere to be nice to weird people because someday they might turn out to be bloody useful [...]


  • The Ugly Duckling is a classic story apt to impart lessons on morality to children I got this book at the daily kindle deals for free I picked this up to read for pleasure and diversion This tiny forty pages book stimulated some ideas that are expected only from fables, stories and fairy tales.This is a story about a baby duck that is born out of a huge egg and looks ugly In few words, the author presents the reaction of its mother who conditioned to appreciate beauty than character is ashamed t [...]


  • I have this story on my Andersen s Fairy Tales but I didn t read it because I had bought the short story on Kindle Was as good as the others Andersen s tales A short story about self acceptance They are afraid of me because I am ugly, he said


  • I ve intended to read Hans Christian Andersen s famous fairy tales and I just had the chance to do it recently I started with The Ugly Duckling This is basically how The Ugly Duckling looked like after hatchingI think it s rather cute, dontcha think I also think that all creatures look cute when they re little Most of you must be familiar with the story It reminds me of switched at birth situations when the child can t fit in with the new family merely because that child doesn t look like the ot [...]


  • FantasticBeautifully illustrated, classic children s tale, with a moral One of my favorites as a child Very short story, suitable for reading as a bedtime story.Originally published in 1843, it s hard to imagine that such a classic children s book is still so easily readable for today s kids it s values are timeless.



  • What a heartbreaking story Who knew that the original characters were so cruel The Ugly Duckling was physically and mentally abused by his mother, siblings, and all of the other animals on the farm He ran away, and was mistreated and talked about not because of anything that he could prevent, but just because he was ugly Talk about self esteem issues He was afraid to make friends at one point so he became a loner, and didn t bother to fly south with any flock for the winter He suffered alone, an [...]


  • Free on I ve known about this story since I was a kid But I think the one my Mum used to tell me when I was a kid was pretty different from this book But this was still an entertaining read The illustration was cute too.


  • This book was a story of hope for me I was the ugly duckling when I read this book I see it as a story about rejection fear bondage expectation and belonging love freedom becoming and the war to stay faithful to ones self despite the many callings to abandon faith and hope The swan finally finds his her true identity and place after a life of opression and struggles with the threat of death a story of home coming, hope, faith, courage and truth a favourite


  • A wonderful story of a duckling who faced discrimination just because of her appearance An emotional and heart touching story Reading it in my school days, I remember shading a tear or two for this one.



  • The ugly duckling has a pure heart, and I like this story because it also shows us that people we can t imagine, someday can turn their back to us, but if we keep our heart pure, someday we will turn into beautiful creatures So beautiful we can t imagine I liked to listen to this audiobook, but I m not a good listener as I m am as a reader Some words and meanings were missing.Favorite Character The ugly duckling is special, because he didn t give up


  • I ve had this one since 2012 and never read it that I remember until now It has some bright, colorful and simple illustrations It s about the right age group for my 8 and 9 year old granddaughters, but I think some of the old fashioned language might be boring for them I had forgotten that it s a book filled with much cruelty and sadness for The Ugly Duckling before he finds his way.If the grands want to read it, I ll let them, but it s not one I ll encourage There are too many new books with th [...]


  • Another version of The Ugly Duckling Do we really need that My view is that this richly illustrated version is a work that carves its own niche Children, I think, will enjoy this greatly.Stephen Mitchell has retold the story, with what I think of as lush illustrations by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher The book itself is lovely to look at.The story begins thus It was a glorious day in the countryside Summer had come There, a female duck was laying upon her eggs, waiting for them to hatch Finally, [...]


  • The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Anderson is one of the oldest traditional stories out there This story has been around for a very long time and is still told to this day The Ugly Duckling is about a little duck that was born looking differently than his other brothers and sisters He not only felt like an outcast but he was teased and bullied by many He endures lots of ridicule and listens to lots of negative comments about his appearance As the story goes on and as the Duck grows older, he e [...]


  • For over one hundred years The Ugly Duckling has been a childhood favourite for over one hundred years I am too ugly even for a dog to eat, the duckling thought This poignant tale is a timeless classic that all children will empathise and identify with on some level This story is an ageless story that speaks across generations with its reaffirming message The journey of the ugly duckling is an unforgettable survival story By our duckling blooming into a graceful swan it is a reminder that often [...]


  • So I am all for a good fairytale, and this is definitely one of the most famous stories of all time however I have a small issue with the ending I dislike when the ugly duckling realizes he isn t a duck but a swan, because it sends a message that all ducks are ugly However the intention of the story is focused around inclusion, and making sure you dont judge people based on what they look like.


  • I thought this was a nice version of the Ugly Duckling story with realistic but arts y illustrations the one on the cover is probably the cutest one, though A tad wordy at times, but creates a nice nature focused feel I ve always been kind of on the fence with The Ugly Duckling tale, though, so perhaps a few of my lingering qualms prevented me from giving this stars


  • I read this story in my school in Montessori back in 1992 or 1993 One of the few writings that had a lasting impression on my mind Hans Christian Andersen has magic in the words Wherever i will go and whatever i will be The Ugly Duckling will always remain with me


  • Kait s bedtime story this evening It s funny how you think you know the details to stories like this and them when reading them are surprised at how little you actually recall the story.



  • Please read this original tale For anyone who s had a lonely childhood, this is your book Very sensitive story telling by Anderson A sweet, innocent adventure from loneliness to triumph.



  • The Ugly Duckling, written by Hans Christian Andersen, is a folktale that I have surprisingly never had the chance to read throughout my life Although in elementary school, this book was referenced much and explained in my classes, I have never actually gone through and read the book The lesson this book teaches to young children is incredibly vital, as it discusses that even if someone does not look like everyone else it does not discredit their abilities and what they can do When the ugly duck [...]


  • The Ugly Duckling was a story about positive self image and perception of others This book can help teach children the value of being kind to their peers, and how to not only base their own value on what others feel about them I would classify this book as a folktale A folktale is defined as an animal, fairy, or human tale passed down by word of mouth Tunnell This type of story is not told in a factual way but still teaches a valuable lesson I would use this story if I was having any issues with [...]


  • It s been a long time since I read The Ugly Duckling I haven t read it in years since I was a small child I found this illustrated version for free on the Kindle store and decided to grab it and revisit my childhood plus, it s Hans Andersen who has always been a favourite of mine I definitely got a lot out of this book now I m an adult, and was able to understand the message much It managed to sit with me a lot now, understanding it so much better truly, the message is simply, don t judge a b [...]


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