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The Ugly Duckling: The Graphic Novel

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Mother Duck is shocked to find an ugly duckling hatching from one of her eggs. The homely bird is driven off to fend for himself. Survival, however, takes more than good looks.


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Mother Duck is shocked to find an ugly duckling hatching from one of her eggs. The homely bird is driven off to fend for himself. Survival, however, takes more than good looks.

30 review for The Ugly Duckling: The Graphic Novel

  1. 4 out of 5

    (Lectrice Vorace)

    The panels are hideously charming.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Parker

    Enjoyed the graphics, typical storytelling of the ugly duckling.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Raina

    This is the ugly duckling as you’ve never seen him before. As in other titles in this series, Blecha re-imagines the duckling and his companions in a visual style that’s half Tim Burton and half SpongeBob SquarePants. With a few exceptions, the story is intact in its traditional form. The mother has no part in the abuse of our young protagonist. There is no mention of the cave by the lake from the original story. And instead of going to the lake to seek death by swan-pecking, Duckling is going This is the ugly duckling as you’ve never seen him before. As in other titles in this series, Blecha re-imagines the duckling and his companions in a visual style that’s half Tim Burton and half SpongeBob SquarePants. With a few exceptions, the story is intact in its traditional form. The mother has no part in the abuse of our young protagonist. There is no mention of the cave by the lake from the original story. And instead of going to the lake to seek death by swan-pecking, Duckling is going to the lake for no apparent reason at all when he sees his pleasing reflection. And it just so happens that the swans are there, too. Although Duckling’s experiences along his journey don’t make a lot of sense from an adult point of view, the illustrations and side jokes have massive kid-appeal. As with other volumes in the Graphic Spin series, this includes a glossary, background information about the author, reteller, and illustrator, discussion questions and writing prompts. All of these add value for educators to a version of this story that will catch the eyes of their students. //SSBRC review. Personally, I found the gentlification of the story rather offputting. But I'll live. And I really do think kids'll like that cover.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Crystal

    The story is the traditional telling of the classic with clear, bright illustrations. At the end of the graphic novel, the author includes a glossary, a short history of the story, discussion questions, writing prompts, and a website for further exploration.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kellylynn

    I did not like this one as much as The Elves and the Shoemaker. This is a standard retelling of the Ugly Duckling, so you really can't go too wrong with that. But again, the graphics were fun and totally entertaining. I did not like this one as much as The Elves and the Shoemaker. This is a standard retelling of the Ugly Duckling, so you really can't go too wrong with that. But again, the graphics were fun and totally entertaining.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Heydi Smith

    An interesting retelling of The Ugly Duckling. The illustrations are very reminiscent of Ren and Stimpy. I agree with other reviewers that this story does not shine as brightly as some of Martin Powell's other treasures. An interesting retelling of The Ugly Duckling. The illustrations are very reminiscent of Ren and Stimpy. I agree with other reviewers that this story does not shine as brightly as some of Martin Powell's other treasures.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kimberly Gill

    This is one of a series of graphic novels all with the same author/illustrator. This is the traditional story of The Ugly Duckling, but with vivid graphics to make students interested in reading.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Katelynn

    So cute!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Diane Cassell

    Same classic story. only difference is that this version is in graphic novel form. I did not like the pictures as I thought they were crude.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Brittany Nelson

  11. 4 out of 5

    Melody

  12. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth P

  13. 4 out of 5

    Bob

  14. 5 out of 5

    Leslie Halling

  15. 5 out of 5

    Ron Loo

  16. 5 out of 5

    Connor

  17. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

  18. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Hobbs

  19. 4 out of 5

    جليس الكتاب

  20. 4 out of 5

    Sara Weather

  21. 4 out of 5

    Holliferous

  22. 5 out of 5

    Ruth Finn

  23. 4 out of 5

    Bryson Valentine

  24. 4 out of 5

    Selina Lally

  25. 5 out of 5

    Stacey

  26. 4 out of 5

    Sabrina Afreen

  27. 5 out of 5

    Szasza

  28. 4 out of 5

    Edit~A

  29. 5 out of 5

    Leo

  30. 4 out of 5

    Mairéad (is roaming the Undying Lands)

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