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Ugly (younger readers)

By Robert Hoge
Authors:
Robert Hoge
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  • The Ugly Duckling: Le Vilain Petit Canard

    By Anne Walter, Marjorie Dumortier
    Authors:
    Anne Walter
    Illustrated by:
    Marjorie Dumortier
    An accessible introduction to modern languages, these billingual readers Introduce the best loved fairy tales with parallel text in English and French or English and Spanish.
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  • The Ugly Duckling – English/Polish

    By Anne Walter
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    Anne Walter
    A beautiful billingual English-Polish picture book of The Ugly Duckling.An accessible introduction to modern languages, these billingual readers present well known fairy tales with parallel text in English and Polish. Stories are told in approximately 400 words and are supported by modern artwork. The two languages are in different fonts to help distinguish them clearly on each spread. As well as a perfect approach to learning a new language for the first time, these books will be a useful tool for EAL teaching as well. The texts are perfectly pitched for children aged 5-7 and up.
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  • The Ugly Duckling: El Patito Feo

    By Anne Walter, Marjorie Dumortier
    Authors:
    Anne Walter
    Illustrated by:
    Marjorie Dumortier
    An accessible introduction to modern languages, these billingual readers Introduce the best loved fairy tales with parallel text in English and French or English and Spanish.
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  • Ugly Duck Thing

    By Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
    Authors:
    Laurence Anholt
    Illustrated by:
    Arthur Robins
    There was once . . . a mummy duck who laid six eggs. But when they hatched, one of the ducklings was definitely not a duck!
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  • The Ugly Duckling

    By Jackie Walter, Sarah Horne
    Authors:
    Jackie Walter
    Illustrated by:
    Sarah Horne
    When the biggest egg finally hatches, Mother Duck is in for a surprise. This duckling does not look like the others, but she loves him anyway. The large, ugly duckling is teased until he runs away and spends winter all alone, But then the spring arrives and he can hardly recognise himself... A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.
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  • The Ugly Duckling

    By Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Sophie Rohrbach
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    Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall
    Illustrated by:
    Sophie Rohrbach
    The poor Ugly Duckling is chased away from his home because he doesn't fit in. Join him on this epic journey of survival and homecoming. This story is a perfect introduction to the classic tale, with its gentle, rhythmic text and bright, friendly illustrations.It's never too early to introduce children to the magic and wonder of classic tales. Familiar characters are brought to life at each turn of the page with spellbinding artwork and lyrical writing. A visual glossary at the beginning introduces new vocabulary and promotes understanding. A lively activity at the end invites discussion and will make even the very youngest children want to return to these story books again and again. Fairy tales and classic stories are a vital introduction to the basics of storytelling like setting, characters and plot. They boost a child's imagination and also teach valuable life lessons about good overcoming evil, the difference between right and wrong and the importance of rising to a challenge. Also available: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs.
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  • The Ugly Duckling

    By Anne Walter, Sarah Horne
    Authors:
    Anne Walter
    Illustrated by:
    Sarah Horne
    Mother Duck is impatient for her eggs to hatch. When they do she's very excited! But one of the ducklings looks very different ...Hopscotch Fairy Tales retell classic fairy tales in accessible language of no more than 400 words, with bright colourful supporting illustrations by our top authors and illustrators.
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  • UK

    By Paul Mason
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    Paul Mason
    Is there somewhere you really want to travel to, or just yearn to know better?Do you want all the essential facts about the UK at your fingertips?If you want to know what it's really about (rather than the things your parents think you should see!), The Real UK is a great place to start. What's hot: UK highlights you really won't want to miss Take a walking tour of London - with a difference! Check out the UK's music scene, including the Glastonbury Festival and the music you should be listening out for Explore the mysterious standing stones and other spooky sites The best places to check out next year's fashions - today! Need-to-know information about internet access, mobile networks, dialling codes and moreWhether you are planning a trip or a holiday, just day-dreaming about one or simply need to know the facts, The Real UK is your essential guide.It is part of a series of books that help young people find out what a country is really about.
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  • The UK

    By Anita Ganeri
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    Anita Ganeri
    Journey Through the UK offers a look at the landscape, culture and people of the United Kingdom by travelling through each of the four countries that make up the UK - England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. You'll visit the exciting capital city of London, walk along the costal path of Wales, climb the Giant's Causeway and search for the Loch Ness Monster along the way.Journey Through offers young readers the chance to take a trip through exciting world countries using different modes of transport, from train and car to bicycle and private jet. Along the way the traveller visits highlighted places both well known and less known, and learns lots of exciting facts about history, language, culture and much more. Ideal for readers age 9 and up.
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    The Ultimate Guide to Women's Football

    By Yvonne Thorpe
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    Yvonne Thorpe
    Dip into this fun, fact-packed book to discover the best of women's football, from the world's top leagues, players and competitions to awe-inspiring goals, dazzling skills and memorable celebrations.Football is fast becoming the top participation sport for women in the UK, with almost three million active players. With the next Women's World Cup just around the corner in June 2019, The Ultimate Guide to Women's Football offers young readers a great way into the game and provides practical advice on how they can start playing the beautiful game themselves. A perfect read for football fans aged 8 and up.
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  • The Ultimate Story Collection

    By Adam Blade
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    Adam Blade
    A bumper collection of six full colour Beast Quest stories in one book. Perfect for all fans of Beast Quest - and new ones!
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  • Ultimate Fan Guide

    By L J Smith
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    L J Smith
    ALL THE SECRETS AND LORE OF THE NIGHT WORLD - NOW IN ONE SPELLBINDING BOOK!You loved Secret Vampire and are counting down to the Strange Fate apocalypse. But who was the first made vampire? How do you properly greet a witch? And why are shapeshifters and werewolves rivals? Test your Night World knowledge with questions from the series; get the inside information about the clans, the soulmate principle, Circle Daybreak, and the four Wild Powers; and take quizzes to find out how you fit in to the Night World.Best of all, L. J. Smith shares her inspiration for the series, answers the questions you've been asking, and even reveals fun facts about herself in this official guide. Plus, look for the sneak peek at the dramatic conclusion to the series, Strange Fate!
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  • The Ultimate Book Hugger's Guide

    By Chris Colfer
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    Chris Colfer
    A behind-the-scenes look at the world of the Land of Stories - the No.1 New York Times bestselling series, from Golden Globe-winning actor, Chris Colfer.A combination travel guide, encyclopedia, and exciting fan compendium, this ultimate guidebook includes sections such as "Who's Who," "Places to Go," and "Trinkets, Treasures, and Other Things" that explore the backgrounds and histories of the many characters, places, and magic items throughout the beloved Land of Stories series.Perfect for new and mega-fans alike, this full-colour guidebook illustrated by series artist Brandon Dorman captures the magical ins and outs of the Land of Stories we know and love and delivers new, never-before-seen art and information sure to thrill and satisfy readers.
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  • The Ultimate Guide: All the Fun, Facts and Magic of My Little Pony

    Welcome to THE definitive official guide to the magical world of Equestria! Get the lowdown on all your favourite ponies, experience daily life in Ponyville, tour Canterlot and beyond, discover key myths and legends, and read about the most exciting adventures of Twilight Sparkle and her friends. With fun facts, best-kept secrets, montages, quotes and MUCH more, this is the only companion that you'll ever need to this amazing world of magic, friendship and fun.
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  • The Ultimate Fairy Annual 2015

    By Daisy Meadows
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    Daisy Meadows
    Inside this fantastic Rainbow Magic Fairy Annual there are lots of games, puzzles and activities - just for you! Including profiles of all your favourite fairy friends, this is the perfect gift for every Rainbow Magic fan.
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  • Ultimate Creative Colouring

    Get creative with the ultimate My Little Pony colouring book - complete with a giant pull-out poster to colour in and keep!Let your imagination guide you, as you explore the enchanted world of My Little Pony. With a shimmering turquoise foiled cover and 64 pages of intricate pony inspired patterns inside, all you have to do is add a touch of colour to bring Equestria to life. This beautiful book also includes a fold-out, pull-out poster - so you can bring some My Little Pony magic to your home!Continue your creative adventure with: the original My Little Pony Creative Colouring Book - over 60,000 copies sold to date!And My Little Pony Magical Creative Colouring - featuring all new patterns
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    Ultraviolet

    By R J Anderson
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    R J Anderson
    Once upon a time there was a girl who was special.This is not her story.Unless you count the part where I killed her.Sixteen-year-old Alison has been sectioned in a mental institute for teens, having murdered the most perfect and popular girl at school. But the case is a mystery: no body has been found, and Alison's condition is proving difficult to diagnose. Alison herself can't explain what happened: one minute she was fighting with Tori - the next she disintegrated. Into nothing. But that's impossible. Right?
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  • Ultravores, Rimes and Wattwatts

    By Kes Gray
    Authors:
    Kes Gray
    Nelly's monster sitting adventures are always full of surprises. Things just seem to get stickier and stickier when she monster sits for the Ultravores but it doesn't compare to how lost for words she is at the Rimes. And with even more fighting with Asti to add to the mix, her time with the Wattwatts is shocking to say the least!
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    Umpteen Pockets

    By Adrian Mitchell
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    Adrian Mitchell
    Lavish, gift collection of children's poems by the late, eminent Adrian Mitchell.
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