The newly born swan is not like the others - he's small and brown and ugly. His brothers and sisters won't play with him, the bigger swans bully him and even his mum and dad chase him away. Sad and lonely, he sets out into the big wide world. A year passes and he begins to think he will never find a friend. But then he sees some beautiful birds and something inside him changes The Ugly Little Swan is a fairy tale with a twist.
James Riordan is an award-winning writer for all ages, best known for his first novel, Sweet Clarinet. Titles for A&C Black include The Little Puppet Boy and War Games.