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The Classic Tale of Velveteen Rabbit Or, How Toys Become Real [Hardcover]

By Margery Williams (Author) & Michael Green (Illustrator)
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Item description for The Classic Tale of Velveteen Rabbit Or, How Toys Become Real by Margery Williams & Michael Green...

By the time the Velveteen Rabbit is dirty, worn out, and about to be burned, he has almost given up hope of ever finding the magic called Real.

Publishers Description
The timeless story of a child and his toy illustrated with original two-color drawings. Revised and updated for a new audience.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Running Press
Pages   48
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 7.25" Height: 10.25"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 22, 1981
Publisher   Running Press
Age  8-12
ISBN  0894711539  
ISBN13  9780894711534  

Availability  17 units.
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More About Margery Williams & Michael Green

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! MARGERY WILLIAMS was born in London in 1881 and first came to the United States at the age of nine. For the rest of her life, she lived alternately in England and America. Her first novel was published when she was twenty-one, but she turned to writing for children in 1922 with the publication by Doubleday of The Velveteen Rabbit, the first and best-known of her thirty books for young people. Toward the end of her life, she lived in Greenwich Village, New York. She died there in 1944.
WILLIAM NICHOLSON was born in Newark-on-Trent, England, in 1872. Though he illustrated several books during his lifetime, he became most famous as a portrait painter. Many of his portraits and still lifes hang today in museums and galleries throughout England. He was knighted in 1936, and died in 1949."

Margery Williams has published or released items in the following series...
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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs & Squirrels > Nonfiction
3Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > Rabbits > Fiction
4Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Classics by Age > General
5Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Classics by Age
6Books > Subjects > Children > Series > Early Reader
7Books > Subjects > Children > Sports & Activities > Activities & Toys

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A book for all ages ...  Apr 30, 2008
I read this book years ago at the home of a child for whom I was babysitting. Recently I remembered it and read it to my 9 year old granddaughter and my 7 year old grandson, and we all enjoyed it very much. Its message spans the generations.
The Velveteen Rabbit  Mar 28, 2008
I was very happy with the book. Although it was small it was a wonderful addition. I ordered for friends as well.
Not the author's best work  Feb 25, 2008
I give this book two stars for its excellent diction and a few amusing bits of description, but I find it painfully sentimental, like Shel Silverstein's "The Giving Tree." I have never understood why this story with its abstract "The Boy" protagonist is kept available while the same author's delightful masterpiece, "Poor Cecco," is long out of print and valued by book dealers mainly for its wonderful Arthur Rackham illustrations. In contrast to the sadness of the Velveteen Rabbit, the tale of Poor Cecco the wooden dog, his fellow residents of the nursery toy cupboard, and an amusing cast of human and animal supporting characters - all with distinctive personalities - and their droll adventures at home and on the road, is a treasure replete with mystery, surprises, and an elegantly natural style. I was lucky to be given it as a child and wish others could be so fortunate.

Perfect!  Jan 30, 2008
This copy was everything I hoped for. The illustrations are glossy and from the original edition I had as a child. The text is a little larger than normal, making it kid-friendly. The pages are tinted a light brown, which gives the book a nice "classic" feeling. I highly recommend it!
Sublime  Jan 15, 2008
Having a seven year old niece, I realize just how pandering and how uninspired most children's books seem to be in light of the Velveteen Rabbit. Never saccharine or insipid; the Velveteen Rabbit is filled with love, humanity and such tenderness that it still grabs you as an adult as an enduringly wise tale that never loses its power. I gave this to my niece to read and felt like it challenged her to not only read something that hones her linguistic skills but entertains so truly and uniquely. The world could learn so much from this little book about what it means to be "real" and what it means to love unselfishly.

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