? (adapter); Hans Christian Andersen (original author)
Ugly Duckling; Mother Duck; Hen; Cat; Old Woman; Barnyard Fowl; Farmer; Two Children; Wild Ducks; Swans
The Ugly Duckling is unwanted in the barnyard for no other reason than that of his homeliness. He is teased, harassed, and abused, and leaves home to make his way in the world. He suffers great hardships but the day comes when he matures into a swan, the most beautiful bird of all.