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The Ugly Little Swan: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

About the book

A delightful retelling of a classic story with a twist, ideal for children practising their reading at home or in school.

The little swan is not quite like his brothers and sisters. He's small and brown and just doesn't fit in. So he sets off alone into the big, wide world. Will the ugly little swan find a friend? Will he discover who he truly is?

This heartwarming fairytale with a twist from well-known author James Riordan is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations from Brendan Kearney and quirky characters young readers will find hard to resist.