nce upon a time there was a mother duck with many eggs in
her nest. One day, all of the eggs opened, and the babies came
out, except one big egg.
When Mother Duck saw
the egg, she got scared.
She thought it was a
After many days, the big egg opened. When Mother Duck saw
the baby she said, “You’re so big! So ugly! Your name will be
ll of Ugly Duckling’s brothers and sisters were mean to
him. They didn’t want to play with him, and they told him he
The cat hurt Ugly Duckling with his claws. The chicken hurt
Ugly Duckling with her beak. No one wanted to be his friend.
gly Duckling got very sad. He didn’t want to live with his
brothers and sisters anymore.
He didn’t want the cat and the chicken to hurt him anymore. He
decided to look for another place to live.
gly Duckling walked and walked and walked. He met lots of
other ducks but none of them wanted to be his friend. Every
night he cried himself to sleep.
The weather got cold and winter finally came. Ugly Duckling
was sad and cold and lonely. He didn’t have a family or friends.
fter a long time, spring finally came. The weather got
warmer. Flowers started to grow, and birds started to fly in the
air. Ugly Duckling saw the birds. He thought they were
“I want to fly,” said Ugly
Duckling, and he started
Suddenly, he was flying
in the air like the other
birds. “I’m flying! I’m
flying!,” said Ugly Duckling.
He saw a beautiful swan flying near him. He said, “I know I am
ugly, but I want to be your friend.” The swan looked at Ugly
Duckling and said, “You are not ugly. You are a beautiful
gly Duckling was very surprised. He flew to the lake and
looked in the water. He saw himself.
It was true! Ugly Duckling had become a beautiful swan!
m a swan! I’m a swan!,” cried Ugly Duckling.
He went with his new friends, the swans, to their special place
on the lake, and he was very happy forever.