An ugly duckling spends an unhappy year ostracized by the other animals before he grows into a beautiful swan.
- ISBN: 9780688159337
- Author: Andersen, Hans Christian
- Illustrator: Pinkney, Jerry
- Published: 1999 , Morrow Junior Books
- Themes: Acceptance, beauty, Belonging, duck, duckling, outcasting, rejection, sense of belonging, swan
- Descriptors: Denmark, Europe, Fantasy, Picture Book, Primary (ages 6-9)
- No. of pages: 40