Synopses & Reviews
When a young boy gets a beautiful velveteen rabbit for a gift, he plays with his new toy for a while, but in all the excitement of opening presents, he forgets about it. But only temporarily. How the rabbit comes to be loved by the boy and finally comes to life is a classic story that has been read and cherished by many generations of children and their parents.
"Hague's paintings of the Boy who loves his velveteen pet are gentle, romantic, and faithful in showing details ... of the original publication period. It is, however, the beautiful outdoor scenes, outstanding for their restrained use of color and effective contrast of light and shadow, that make this sentimental story extended in so apposite a fashion." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
“Hagues paintings of the Boy who loves his velveteen rabbit are gentle, romantic, and faithful.”—Bulletin of the Center for Childrens Books
“In an assessment of artistic merit combined with . . . child appeal, Michael Hagues book comes up the winner.”—Booklist
This 1922 classic about a toy rabbit that is loved by a Boy and eventually comes to life is illustrated in luminous color by Michael Hague.
The charming story of the boy who loves his velveteen pet, with the moral that love can make all things real and beautiful. Full-color illustrations.
One of the most beloved tales of all time, masterfully illustrated by Michael Hague, and now with a new cover.
"Hagues paintings of the Boy who loves his velveteen pet are gentle, romantic, and faithful in showing details of the period." --Bulletin of the Center for Childrens Books
About the Author
Margery Williams (1881-1944) was the author of several books for adults and children, but The Velveteen Rabbit was her first and most-beloved children's book. She received the Newbery Honor for her young adult novel, Winterbound. Williams was born in London and spent most of her life in London and the United States. Michael Hague has illustrated some of the best-loved works of childrens literature, including The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, and The Teddy Bear's Picnic. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his wife, Kathleen.