The Lovely Duckling by Penny Dolan, Lesley De Meza


The Lovely Duckling by Penny Dolan, Lesley De Meza

A fabulous retelling of the Ugly Duckling by respected children's author Penny Dolan in which a family of ducklings are all born a little bit strange except for one called Beauty! Hopscotch Twisty Tales are inventive and amusing new twists on the classic fairy tales told by top authors


This beautifully illustrated book is a fun retelling of the Ugly Duckling. Parents In Touch

About the Author

Penny Dolan is a children's writer and storyteller living in North Yorkshire. She is a popular speaker with both infant and junior children, and has visited many School Book Weeks and literacy events across the UK, with her enjoyable 'Author Talks' and lively story-telling sessions. She has also spoken and performed in libraries, bookshops, museums, art galleries, historic sites and outdoor locations, and has appeared on the children's programme of several literature festivals. She has a wide interest in children's books and has been Chair of the Federation of Children's Book Groups. Penny has a wide experience of schools. She was a primary advisory teacher for English and Drama but has been a freelance language arts worker for several years. She has also taught on residential writing courses for children, tutored both storytelling and writing courses for adults, and spoken at conferences. Penny has a degree in Education, specialising in Language and Literacy and an Advanced Diploma in Educational Drama. As well as working on her writing, Penny enjoys drawing, painting, reading, chatting and daydreaming. Her favourite colour is yellow. Her favourite food is strawberries-and-cream, and she is probably the world's slowest swimmer. She has three untidy desks, two grown-up children and one rather bad cat.

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32 pages


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Publication date

14th March 2013



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