The ugly duckling feels like he does not belong. Will he ever find his place in the world? The Ugly Duckling’s journey throughout this story explores the value of acceptance, empathy and inner beauty, encouraging our young readers to look beyond appearances and treat others with kindness and compassion. Other themes we explore in our retelling of The Ugly Duckling are bullying, empathy, acceptance and perception. The original fairy tale was written by Hans Christian Andersen and published on November 11, 1843. Hans Christian Andersen had said that this fairy tale was inspired by his own experiences growing up  feeling like an outsider and often being teased by his peers.
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All Audiobooks, Fairy tales, 4-10 years, 5 to 10 mins, Belonging, Identity, Mothers
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Can you listen to The Ugly Duckling for free?

Yes! You can listen to The Ugly Duckling for free. Our story retellings closely follow the original storylines and add modern twists.

Is there a written version of The Ugly Duckling?

Yes! All of our audiobooks are also available in written format with award winning illustrations.