The Velveteen Rabbit (Hardcover)

By Margery Williams, Lou Fancher (Adapted by), Lou Fancher (Illustrator), Steve Johnson (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 9780689841347, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2002



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.