The Velveteen Rabbit

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The Velveteen Rabbit
Author: Margery Williams
Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780385077255
Pub Date: January 6,1958
Copyright Date: 1991
Size:0.43″ H x 9.69″ L x 7.52″ W (0.76 lbs)
#pages:48
Ages:3-7
Format: Hardcover

 

 

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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.
“What is REAL?” asked the rabbit. “Real isn’t how you are made”, said the skin Horse. “When a child loves you for a long, long, time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.

This wondrous tale of the velveteen rabbit has delighted readers of all ages with its story of transformation and redemption through a child’s unwavering love.

At first a brand-new toy, now a threadbare and discarded nursery relic, the velveteen rabbit is saved from peril by a magic fairy who whisks him away to the idyllic world of Rabbitland. There, he becomes Real, a cherished childhood companion who will be loved for eternity.

Nursery magic is very strange and wonderful, and only those playthings that are old and wise and experienced like the Skin Horse understand all about it.
Like the Skin Horse, Margery Williams understood how toys–and people–become real through the wisdom and experience of love. This reissue of a favorite classic, with the original story and illustrations as they first appeared in 1922, will work its magic for all who read it.

Once you are Real you can’t become unreal again. It lasts for always.

Review Quotes:
Celebrate the Easter season with The Velveteen Rabbit, one of the most beloved of bunnies, as he celebrates his 75th anniversary! This special edition, complete with the original story and artwork as they appeared in 1922, remains a timeless classic in children’s literature with over 1.5 million copies in print. Ever since its first publication, this wondrous tale of the velveteen rabbit has delighted readers of all ages with its story of wisdom and love. Few other children’s books so beautifully capture the spiritual meaning of Easter as does this simple tale of transformation and redemption through a child’s unwavering love.

Biographical Note:
MARGERY WILLIAMS was born in London in 1881 and first came to the United States at the age of nine. For the rest of her life, she lived alternately in England and America. Her first novel was published when she was twenty-one, but she turned to writing for children in 1922 with the publication by Doubleday of The Velveteen Rabbit, the first and best-known of her thirty books for young people. Toward the end of her life, she lived in Greenwich Village, New York. She died there in 1944.

WILLIAM NICHOLSON was born in Newark-on-Trent, England, in 1872. He illustrated several books during his lifetime, including the children’s classic The Velveteen Rabbit, and was also a renowned portrait painter. Many of his portraits and still lifes hang today in museums and galleries throughout England. He was knighted in 1936, and died in 1949.

from the Publisher:
In this extraordinary new edition, Donna Greens’ beautiful and evocative paintings bring poignant meaning to a classic tale that remains as compelling today as when it was first published in 1922.

Margery Williams’ famous story tells of a young boy and his treasured favorite toy, a splendid “fat and bunchy” rabbit, whose ears are lined with a pink sateen.

For this new edition Green has created superb oil-on-canvas works that are fresh and innocent, painted with a soft, tender touch that is utterly her own.

This original, timeless classic has been treasured for generations–this edition has the original story and illustrations from 1922.

 

 

 

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