The Velveteen Rabbit
Publication Date: October 1, 2002
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There was once a velveteen rabbit,
and in the beginning he was really splendid.
"Real" is a magical word to the Velveteen Rabbit -- he doesn't know quite what it means. But the Skin Horse, who is old and wise, knows, and he shares the secret: Being Real means being loved.
Margery Williams's classic story of how a boy's love transforms a velveteen rabbit into a real one has resonated in the hearts of children for decades. Now Lou Fancher has adapted this storybook for a younger audience, and it has been brilliantly illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher. Here is a feast for both eye and ear -- the perfect book for any child who cherishes a stuffed animal -- and believes in magic.
Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson have worked as a creative team for over 22 years and have illustrated over 30 children's books including Dr. Seuss's My Many Colored Days, Jon Scieszka's The Frog Prince, Continued and Lois Duncan's I Walk the Night which was recognized as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. They live in Moraga, California.