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The Velveteen Rabbit: Or How Joy Become Real

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ISBN13: 9780380002559
ISBN10: 0380002558
Condition: Standard
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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."

Synopsis:

Complete with the endearing, original color illustrations of William Nicholson, "The Velveteen Rabbit" tells a triumphant and timeless story about the redemptive power of love. The original edition.

About the Author

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

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Michael L, September 7, 2011 (view all comments by Michael L)
I was asked to read this aloud, bedtime-story style. I expected a simple story with an easy moral lesson. It is indeed a narrative that draws readers easily into its identifiable roles, but I was unprepared when a plot development resonated deeply with my emotions. The story is a beautiful discussion about what constitutes "Real"ness, when confronted with the desire for cosmetic beauty, the reality of ageing and material deterioration, and the vicissitudes of time. The child within me clamors for Hope and a happy ending, and he was not disappointed by this book.
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A joyful heart, February 15, 2007 (view all comments by A joyful heart)
I read The Velveteen Rabbit to our 2 small children in the 70's . As I've gotten older (58) it has meant more and more to me. When the Skin horse talks about becoming real to the Rabbit, it's like me.
I have been becoming more and more real as I have been loved by my God, my husband, children and friends.
I was sexually abused as a child and spent many times and long periods of time in the hospital for corrective surgery for the polio damage as a child of 1 1/2 years old.
I smiled through my childhood and as a young adult. My future husband was the first person to look underneath the smile and find the real me.
Now 38 years later, I've found that beautiful smile I was gifted with is the real me. The damage of my childhood has been healed by my loving God. And I am real just like the Rabbit "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."
People see the real me most of the time, but some still see the braces and crutches and sometimes the manual wheelchair. But now I am the real me.
Signed "A joyful heart"
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780380002559
performance Frances Sternhagen, narrato:
Nicholson, William
production Directed:
Christopher King ; produced
Illustrator:
Nicholson, William
Author:
Williams, Margery
Author:
Nicholson, William
Author:
by Margery Williams
ill.:
Nicholson, William,
Publisher:
Avon Books
Location:
New Rochelle, N.Y.
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Toys, Dolls, & Puppets
Subject:
Animals - Rabbits
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
Rabbits
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Literature / Classics
Subject:
Toys
Subject:
Children's audiobooks.
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
21
Publication Date:
19990331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from PreS to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.125 in 3.2 oz
Media Run Time:
002680
Age Level:
04-08

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"Synopsis" by , Complete with the endearing, original color illustrations of William Nicholson, "The Velveteen Rabbit" tells a triumphant and timeless story about the redemptive power of love. The original edition.
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