The Velveteen Rabbit: Or How Toys Become Real

Margery Williams (Author) William Nicholson (Illustrator)
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Description

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.

What is REAL? asked the Rabbit one day. Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?

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. It doesn't happen all at once. You become. It takes a long time. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand.

Product Details

Price
$5.99  $5.51
Publisher
Avon Books
Publish Date
March 09, 1999
Pages
40
Dimensions
5.2 X 0.13 X 7.52 inches | 0.14 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780380002559

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About the Author

Margery Williams (1881-1944) was born in London and spent most of her life in London and the United States. She was the author of several adult books, and received the Newbery Honor for her young adult novel, Winterbound, but she is best known for The Velveteen Rabbit, her first and much-loved children's book.