The Ugly Duckling - Hardcover Book - By Hans Christian Andersen (Author) - Robert Ingpen (Illustrator) Born different, the ugly duckling is mocked by his siblings, rejected by other ducks, and even shunned by his own mother. The sad little bird leaves home, starting a journey where he is jeered at and hunted as he struggles to survive on his own–only to discover that the identity he longed for was within him all along.
Hans Christian Andersen was born in Denmark. His fairy tales have become loved around the world, including The Little Match Girl and The Little Mermaid.
Robert Ingpen is a writer and illustrator. In 1986 he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal.