Friday, April 2, 2010

The Ugly Duckling

Remember the story of The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Anderson, 1844?

Well this morning when I signed in to Google it had a Hans Christian Anderson birthday salute and it's funny how you forget these tales when you grow up. I did a little research and found all his tales in one spot!
I didn't realize there is a page that you can read almost all his tales yourself or to your kids for free online.

For The Ugly Duckling one click here

Here is an excerpt:

He felt the warm sun shining, and heard the lark singing, and saw that all around was beautiful spring. Then the young bird felt that his wings were strong, as he flapped them against his sides, and rose high into the air. They bore him onwards, until he found himself in a large garden, before he well knew how it had happened. The apple-trees were in full blossom, and the fragrant elders bent their long green branches down to the stream which wound round a smooth lawn. Everything looked beautiful, in the freshness of early spring.

Of course next to stitching, reading is a close next as far as enjoyments and hobbies.
I remember reading books to my kids when they were, oh so little, and they enjoyed the same books over and over especially the Dr. Seus ones.

So, I thought of all you who have kids of all ages and how you could read to them or share it with someone else , or even take a look-see yourself and enjoy Good Friday.

This is the link for ALL his tales!

What was your favorite?


  1. Thanks for sharing that. Ahhh, what memories!

  2. You have to love the classics!


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