Stock Image

The Ugly Duckling

Marianna Mayer; Thomas Locker (Illustrator)

ISBN 10: 0027651304 / ISBN 13: 9780027651300
Published by MacMillian, 1987
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
From Page Books (Knoxville, TN, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since May 29, 2012

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 35.50 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.95 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

First Printing. This book is NOT Ex Library. No previous owner's name or inscriptions. Jacket price not clipped. Jacket is Near Fine. Book is Fine. Contents are clean and unmarked. This book will be shipped with a fresh Mylar dust jacket protector. Bookseller Inventory # r00847

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Ugly Duckling

Publisher: MacMillian

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

About this title


An ugly duckling spends an unhappy year ostracized by the other animals before he grows into a beautiful swan

From Publishers Weekly:

Mayer's version of this story isn't necessarily better for its elaborate plot and long-winded road toward that familiar resolution. This time the duckling and his mother are warned by a Peking duck in the farmyard that they may be in for a surprise. But the duckling, humiliated by the constant teasing and bullying of the other animals, runs away. He sees swans fly overhead and longs to join them; later he is trapped in a frozen lake and rescued by a farmer. But of course, when spring comes, he is a beautiful swan. Mayer has elongated the Andersen tale; in doing so she has made it ponderous. It lacks the lighter touches, both humorous and poignant, found in other versions. Locker's evocative landscapes, in a classical setting, show the fleeting colors of passing seasons.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Specialize in Children's and Illustrated.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

My refund and return policy is in agreement with the ABE books policy.

Shipping Terms:

I try and keep shipping charges within the rates quoted in the Abebooks shipping guide.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express