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The Ugly Pony: A Hans Christian Andersen Retelling Paperback – Large Print, April 13 2019
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A sweet story, gorgeously illustrated by the author, shares the journey of an awkward pony galloping on bravely through bullies and hecklers. A beautifully illustrated retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic, The Ugly Duckling, with a touch of unicorn magic!
When strange looking pony Bella is born in at a prize-winning stud yard, nobody wants to be her friend. She looks too different to fit in. Now, with the showing season looming and the prize-winning ponies heckling her, Bella must find her own inner beauty or risk getting bullied forever…
“A must-have for every children’s bookcase, it is literally impossible for any child not to fall in love with The Ugly Pony.”
"This is a new telling of a classic tale young readers will adore."
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Bella loves to gallop and dreams of one day becoming a show horse, but with each day Bella realises she will never be as beautiful or as lean as the other beautiful thoroughbreds. Her legs are too stocky, her mane too shaggy and hoof beats too heavy, to keep up. And she has an ugly, big lump in the middle of her forehead. Still Bella knows that she is something special, despite the insults, and name calling by the other horses, and one day, not too long after, something very special happens, when Bella breaks free of her restraints. Something even she would never imagined.
Angharad Rees writes this beautiful tale of a down, and out horse, who lives in a world of harshness, and cruelty, with no compassion anywhere, as a sensitive and very compelling story of hope, and a huge, rarely felt 'happy ever after'.
I really loved reading about Bella, as much as I loved reading of the long ago 'duckling'. They both ended wonderfully, and after all, isn't that what we all want?"
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- Publisher : Little Whimsey Press; Illustrated edition (April 13 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 52 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0648070271
- ISBN-13 : 978-0648070276
- Item weight : 113 g
- Dimensions : 21.59 x 0.3 x 21.59 cm
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The horse in the next stall asked what is that?
The retired mare in the other stall couldn’t believe the daughter belonged to the prize-winning stock mother.
Bella (aka Ugly Duckling) began to grow.
1 day the squirrel even made a snide comment to/about Bella.
The seasons came/went not much change in Bella.
Later tired of the rude comments Bella ran away.
Out in the real-world Bella discovered everyone/everything looked different.
What did Bella find out when a squirrel took her into the forest?
I do not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing free books from publishers & authors. Therefore, I am under no obligation to write a positive review, only an honest one.
An awesome book cover, great hand-drawn colored pictures & proper font & writing style. A very professionally written children’s (MS age) educational friendship storybook. It was quite easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters, settings, etc. to keep track of. This could also make another great children’s friendship movie, a classroom presentation, an animated cartoon, or better yet a mini TV series. There is no doubt in my mind this is an extremely easy rating of 5 stars.
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Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)
I read it to my niece and nephew, they really enjoyed it. It has such a good meaning, and I think it will teach children that just because you are different doesn't make you ugly.
I was given a free copy in return for my honest review.