Still as poignant today as it has ever been, Margery Williams' The Velveteen Rabbit is one of the best-loved children’s books of all time.
In the nursery, only the toys that are old and wise truly understand what it means to be Real. The Velveteen Rabbit, a newcomer to the nursery, asks one of the most knowledgeable toys, the Skin Horse, what being real means.
"Real isn't how you’re made," says 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. It doesn't happen all at once. You become..."
And so begins the Velveteen Rabbit’s journey towards becoming real—through the love of a child....
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||7 - 9 Years|
About the Author
Margery Williams, an English-American author who lived in Pennsylvania, achieved fame at age forty-one with the 1922 publication of The Velveteen Rabbit, an instant classic. She wrote a number of other books, including Winterbound, a runner-up for the 1937 Newbery Medal. Married with two children, she died in 1944 at the age of sixty-three.
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"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?"
Excerpted from "The Velveteen Rabbit"
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