The Velveteen Rabbit or How Toys Become Real (Hardcover)

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A bracing little tale about love, reality-hunger, and the passing of time that circles around the fate of a toy rabbit. Told in the mode of H.C. Andersen or The Brothers Grimm, a true classic in its own right.

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A deluxe gift edition of one of the most beloved children's stories.
With illustrations remastered from a 1922 first edition and a beautiful cloth binding with gold accents, this lovingly reconstructed classic is the ideal collectible gift for baby showers, birthdays, weddings, and holidays throughout the year. Includes a book plate for personalizing your gift.
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. Treasured for generations, here is a timeless tale about the magic of boundless love, newly available with the luminous color of the original edition.

About the Author

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 first and best-known of her thirty books for young people. Toward the end of her life, she lived in Greenwich Village, New York. She died there in 1944. WILLIAM NICHOLSON was born in Newark-on-Trent, England, in 1872. Though he illustrated several books during his lifetime, he became most famous as a 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.

Praise For…

"Well done. A good read-aloud for small groups of children."--School Library Journal.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780385375665
ISBN-10: 0385375662
Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 28th, 2014
Pages: 48
Language: English