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The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

The Velveteen Rabbit (original 1922; edition 1999)

by Margery Williams, William Nicholson (Illustrator)

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Title:The Velveteen Rabbit
Authors:Margery Williams
Other authors:William Nicholson (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollins (1999), Edition: Reissue, Paperback, 40 pages
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The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams (1922)


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Lovely reissue of the classic story of the Velveteen Rabbit. The illustrations, with their soft colors, give the story the feel of long ago and add to the timelessness of this classic tale. A free downloadable reading of this story is offered in the front. I would purchase for a gift. ( )
  SWONclear | Dec 27, 2017 |
Bought for a young relative, I didn't realise this was one to tug at the heart strings. Boy (the child remains unnamed) gets a stuffed rabbit for Christmas. Gradually the rabbit gets loved and, by the magic of the nursery, becomes Real. Lovely illustrations in a slightly old fashioned style. ( )
  Helenliz | Dec 4, 2017 |
This story is about a stuffed toy rabbit who is loved by it's owned. Because it was so loved it becomes shabby but the rabbit was always loved by the boy. It felt beautiful and needed by the boy. Near the end, he was forgotten in a garden by the boy where he encounters real rabbits and feels inferior to them but very beautiful and needed to the boy. The boy gets sick and leaves the rabbit behind and eventually is replaced with a new rabbit. They rabbit gets thrown out and is discovered by a "nursery fairy" who takes him away and turns him into a real rabbit. ( )
  katie.greenfield | Nov 28, 2017 |
What a lovely little book which tells of how a loved stuffed rabbit becomes "real" just because a child believes. I have several stuffed animals that I too believe are "real". They are my companions on quiet days and enjoy reading with me. ( )
  cyderry | Oct 17, 2017 |
Nicely illustrated edition of a wonderful story. ( )
  LynneQuan | Sep 20, 2017 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Margery Williamsprimary authorall editionscalculated
Barone, VirginiaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Green, DonnaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Green, MichaelIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hague, MichaelIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jorgensen, DavidIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
MacCombie, TuriIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Miles, ElizabethIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nicholson, WiliamIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schindler, S.D.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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There was once a Velveteen Rabbit, and in the beginning he was really splendid.
When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.
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Using fluid clay animation, THE VELVETEEN RABBIT is an adaptation of the classic children's book by Margery Williams. The Velveteen Rabbit is a stuffed toy, and is the favored object of his owner, a young boy. However, the more modern, mechanical toys hold him in contempt, and the Rabbit's only friend among the playthings is the Skin Horse, who has managed to become real. As the Skin Horse explains the mystery of how to become real to the Rabbit, a fable about the transformative power of love and imagination reveals itself.
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A stuffed toy rabbit (with real thread whiskers) comes to life in Margery Williams's timeless tale of the transformative power of love. Given as a Christmas gift to a young boy, the Velveteen Rabbit lives in the nursery with all of the other toys, waiting for the day when the Boy (as he is called) will choose him as a playmate. In time, the shy Rabbit befriends the tattered Skin Horse, the wisest resident of the nursery, who reveals the goal of all nursery toys: to be made "real" through the love of a human. "'Real isn't how you are made,' said the Skin Horse. 'It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.'" This sentimental classic--perfect for any child who's ever thought that maybe, just maybe, his or her toys have feelings--has been charming children since its first publication in 1922. (A great read-aloud for all ages, but children ages 8 and up can read it on their own.)

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By the time the velveteen rabbit is dirty, worn out, and about to be burned, he has almost given up hope of ever finding the magic called Real.

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