The Velveteen Rabbit (Hardcover)
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This beautiful gift edition includes an exclusive downloadable reading by Juliet Stevenson. When the Velveteen Rabbit first arrives in the nursery, he is snubbed by the other toys. But the Rabbit soon makes friends with the Skin Horse, who explains how toys can become "real" if they are loved enough. The Velveteen Rabbit longs for this to happen, and one day he finds that he has become the Boy's very favorite toy. They play together through a long, golden summer, Rabbit becoming shabbier and shabbier as he becomes real to the boy who loves him. The rabbits in the garden think otherwise -- how can Rabbit be real when he can't leap and hop? When Boy takes ill with scarlet fever and Rabbit must be discarded, a magical fairy appears to transform him into a real, wild rabbit, though her parting words remind him that he was always real to the Boy. A perfect gift for delivering an old favorite to a new generation, this beautifully illustrated version of Margery Williams's time-honored tale is the first in a series of Nosy Crow classics.
About the Author
Margery Williams was born in London in 1881. During her lifetime she lived in England, America, and Italy and wrote numerous books for adults and children. This book, The Velveteen Rabbit or How Toys Become Real, was her most well-known and was first published in 1922. Drawing has been a lifelong habit for Sarah Massini that has seen her through careers in corporate design, children's book design, and now illustrating, which is what she loves best. Sarah lives in Sussex, England, with her husband, Peter; her young son, Mathew; and her utterly mad terrier, Tess, who stands guard as she draws.