Buy new:
FREE delivery Tuesday, December 6 on your first order
Or fastest delivery December 2 - 5
Arrives before Christmas
In Stock.
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app.
$$13.08 () Includes selected options. Includes initial monthly payment and selected options. Details
Initial payment breakdown
Shipping cost, delivery date and order total (including tax) shown at checkout.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from and sold by
Return policy: Returnable until Jan 31, 2023
For the 2022 holiday season, returnable items purchased between October 11 and December 25, 2022 can be returned until January 31, 2023.
Have one to sell?
Kindle app logo image

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera, scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle app

Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

The Ugly Pony: A Hans Christian Andersen Retelling Paperback – Large Print, April 13 2019

4.5 out of 5 stars 212 ratings

Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
Paperback, Illustrated, Large Print

Enhance your purchase

Product description


"Dreams have power, if you'll only believe a heartwarming free short story.

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?"

- Good Reads Review

Gifts for everyone

Product details

  • 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
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

Angharad Thompson Rees is a poet, comic scriptwriter and author of fantasy and gothic books for children and young adults. Weaving strong imagery with poetical prose, Angharad's stories capture the imagination of young and old with her whimsical offerings.

Customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5
212 global ratings

Top reviews from Canada

There are 0 reviews and 3 ratings from Canada

Top reviews from other countries

Tony Parsons
5.0 out of 5 stars children's
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on June 30, 2020
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Heavy Duty
4.0 out of 5 stars Great lesson for all ages to be learned
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on March 10, 2022
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Sofia Petrovna
5.0 out of 5 stars All you need to be beautiful is to be yourself
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on October 23, 2021
Verified Purchase
5.0 out of 5 stars It was just perfect I loved it I felt great!😍❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤💗💗💗💖💖💖💗💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💗💗💗💗💗💗💗
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on February 20, 2021
Verified Purchase
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful remake of the Ugly Duckling
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on April 26, 2020
Verified Purchase