The Velveteen Rabbit: Or How Toys Become Real  -     By: Margery Williams
    Illustrated By: William Nicholson
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The Velveteen Rabbit: Or How Toys Become Real

Illustrated By: William Nicholson
Avon / 1999 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 40
Vendor: Avon
Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 7.52 X 5.20 X 0.13 (inches)
ISBN: 0380002558
ISBN-13: 9780380002559
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Nursery magic is very strange and wonderful, and only those playthings that are old and wise and experienced like the Skin Horse understand all about it.

"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day. "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. It doesn't happen all at once. You become. It takes a long time. 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."

Author Bio

Margery Williams was born in London in 1881. The Velveteen Rabbit was the first, and best known, of her thirty children’s books.

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