The Velveteen Rabbit

Or How Toys Became Real

By Margery Williams; Gennady Spirin (Illustrator)
(Cavendish Square Publishing, Hardcover, 9780761458487, 47pp.)

Publication Date: February 2011

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Still as poignant today as it has ever been, Margery Williams' "The Velveteen Rabbit" is one of the best-loved children's books of all time.

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....




About the Author
Margery Williams (1881-1944) was born in London and spent most of her life in London and the United States. She was the author of several adult books, and received the Newbery Honor for her young adult novel, "Winterbound", but she is best known for "The Velveteen Rabbit", her first and much-loved children's book.

Gennady Spirin was born on Christmas Day in 1948 in a small town near Moscow. He is a graduate of the Stroganov Academy of Fine Arts in Moscow and has received many awards for his work both in the United States and internationally. Mr. Spirin lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with his wife and three sons.
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