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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hans Christian Andersen, Rebecca Burns Narrator: Rebecca Burns Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN: 9781400178865
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A mother duck hatches a brood of ducklings. All are sweet little yellow babies—all but one, who is very large, very gray, and very ugly. The poor ugly duckling is teased and tormented by everyone he meets, even his own mother, brothers, and sisters. Driven from his home in the barnyard, the unhappy duckling wanders the world alone, suffering hardships, cruelty, and ridicule wherever he goes. This exquisite tale of rejection and redemption has been a favorite with children since its first publication in 1845. The hapless duck’s plight, and his ultimate triumph, is especially relevant in today’s image-conscious world—as are all the tales in this treasury of classics.

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About the Author
Author Hans Christian AndersenHans Christian Andersen was a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, though to this day he is best remembered for his beloved fairy tales.
About the Narrator

Rebecca Burns is a published narrator of children’s books and books for young adult. Her published credits include Pollyanna, The Jungle Book, The Wizard of Oz, and numerous other classic titles.