A gorgeous, Caldecott Honor-winning version of the classic story
For over one hundred years The Ugly Duckling has been a childhood favorite, and Jerry Pinkney's spectacular 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 the drama to life in this hardcover picture book.
Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author and poet best remembered for his fairy tales, both original and retold, including the beloved classics Thumbelina, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Fir Tree, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, The Princess and the Pea, The Red Shoes, The Ugly Duckling, and The Snow Queen.
Jerry Pinkney is one of America's most admired children's book illustrators. He has won the Caldecott Medal and five Caldecott Honors, five Coretta Scott King Awards, the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the Society of Illustrators' Original Art Show Lifetime Achievement Award, and many other prizes and honors. Jerry Pinkney lives with his wife, author Gloria Jean Pinkney, in Westchester County, New York. You can visit him online at www.jerrypinkneystudio.com.
Target Age: 4-8
Pub Date: March 24, 1999
0.35" H x 11.28" L x 9.6" W