The Ugly Duckling is a fairy tale written by Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen. Andersen's fairy tales are very popular around the world and provide you a perfect choice for family reading. The story tells about a little bird born in a barnyard who suffers abuse from the others around him. But one day he turns into a beautiful swan, the most beautiful bird of all. The Ugly Duckling is beloved around the world as a story about personal transformation for the better. This fairy tale will be interesting not only for children but also for adults who will find there an inspiration for self-improvement.