The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

The Velveteen Rabbit

Written by Margery Williams
Illustrated by Gareth Llewhellin

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One of the best-loved stories about what makes a child’s toy ‘real’ and how becoming real is the dearest wish of all toys in the nursery. When the handsome Velveteen Rabbit, with his spotted brown and white coat and ears lined with pink sateen, arrives in the Boy’s stocking on Christmas morning he looks charming. But the Velveteen Rabbit soon discovers that looking good isn’t what really matters. What matters is to be Real. How the Velveteen Rabbit learns what real is and how he becomes real himself is a lyrically told story of the importance of make believe for children. ~ Julia Eccleshare


The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

This is a beautifully bound gift edition of this classic heart-warming story. 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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About the Author

Margery Williams was born in London in 1881 and was a professional writer from the age of 19. She wrote over 25 novels and children's books and achieved lasting fame with the 1922 publication of the classic that is her best-known work, The Velveteen Rabbit.

She died in New York in September 1944.

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32 pages


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Publication date

1st September 2013




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Egmont Heritage an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books is an imprint of Egmont Heritage

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