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The Velveteen Rabbit: Or How Toys Become Real

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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."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385077255
Author:
Nicholson, William
Author:
Nicholson, William
Author:
Bianco, Margery Williams
Author:
Kelly, L.J.R.
Author:
illustrated by William Nicholson
Author:
Tanaka, Yoko
Publisher:
Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Location:
New York
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Animals - Rabbits
Subject:
Rabbits
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Literature / Classics
Subject:
Toys
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
Toys, Dolls, & Puppets
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Series Volume:
107-595
Publication Date:
19580131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
9.69x7.52x.43 in. .76 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 48 pages Doubleday Books for Young Readers - English 9780385077255 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.

Like the Skin Horse, Margery Williams understood how toys--and people--become real through the wisdom and experience of love. This reissue of a favorite classic, with the original story and illustrations as they first appeared in 1922, will work its magic for all who read it.

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