The Velveteen Rabbit

Written by Margery Williams

Illustrated by William Nicholson

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LoveReading View on The Velveteen Rabbit

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 Synopsis

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...


Launch titles in the Heritage Collection from Egmont include:

Classic Tales of Barbar by Jean de Brunhoff

Classic Tales of Rupert by Alfred Bestall

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

Classic Tales of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde

The Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

The Box of Delights by John Masefield

101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith

National Velvet by Enid Bagnold

 

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781405264211
Publication date: 05/11/2012
Publisher: Egmont Heritage an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781405210546
Publication date: 05/02/2004
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405264211
Publication date: 5th November 2012
Author: Margery Williams
Illustrator: William Nicholson
Publisher: Egmont Heritage an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks

About Margery Williams

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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