The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit

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By (author) Margery Williams, Illustrated by William Nicholson

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  • Publisher: Egmont Heritage
  • Format: Hardback | 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 186mm x 220mm x 14mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1405264217
  • ISBN 13: 9781405264211
  • Illustrations note: full colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 29,011

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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 ...

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Margery Williams was born in London in 1881. She moved with her family to the US in 1890 and there started a career as a writer at the age of nineteen. She wrote many stories for children, of which The Velveteen Rabbit is the most famous. Sir William Nicholson was born in 1872 and is one of England's most prestigious still life and portrait painters. His work in graphic design and woodcuts was innovative and remains influential. He also illustrated many children's books.