The Velveteen Rabbit

byMargery WilliamsIllustratorWilliam Nicholson

March 9, 1999|
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams


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."

Margery Williams was born in London in 1881.The Velveteen Rabbitwas the first, and best known, of her thirty children’s books.
Title:The Velveteen RabbitFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:40 pages, 7.5 X 5.12 X 0 inShipping dimensions:40 pages, 7.5 X 5.12 X 0 inPublished:9 mars 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0380002558

ISBN - 13:9780380002559

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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