The Velveteen Rabbit
The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit

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Overview

Margery Williams' famous story tells of a young boy and his treasured favorite toy, a splendid "fat and bunchy" rabbit, whose ears are lined with pink sateen. He carries it everywhere, talks to it, pretends with it, sleeps with it each night. The love he steadfastly bestows on his toy helps him through a serious illness and afterwards saves his beloved bunny from a terrible fate.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812412833
Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
Publication date: 03/28/1999
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

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"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. "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."

"Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit.

"Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt."

"Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?"

"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't often happen to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. 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."

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The Velveteen Rabbit 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A classic that never gets old. Purchased this for my niece that had lost her one from years ago. It is a timeless classic and this one is beautifully illustrated and a treasure.
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