The Velveteen Rabbit: Or How Toys Become Real (Paperback)

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The Velveteen Rabbit: Or How Toys Become Real (Paperback)

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The Velveteen Rabbit holds a special place in my heart. I have a stuffed
lamb, Lamby, who I took everywhere and was very loved, not too unlike
the Velveteen Rabbit. This story is so relatable to most children and
belongs on every child's bookshelf. It is a treasure and is absolutely
timeless.

— Kirstyn

A timeless classic that has been treasured for generations—this edition features the original story with heartwarming illustrations from David Jorgensen.

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

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.

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.
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 best-known of her thirty books for young people. Toward the end of her life, she lived in Greenwich Village in New York City. 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.
"Well done. A good read-aloud for small groups of children."--School Library Journal.