The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
Or, How Toys Become Real

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A toy rabbit yearns to become 'Real' through a child's love. Through his journey, the Velveteen Rabbit learns the mystery of Nursery Magic and becomes Real in more than one way. Includes over 20 images from the film, and original story by Margery Williams.
 

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Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson have worked as a creative team for over 22 years and have illustrated over 30 children's books including Dr. Seuss's My Many Colored Days, Jon Scieszka's The Frog Prince, Continued and Lois Duncan's I Walk the Night which was recognized as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. They live in Moraga, California. Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson have worked as a creative team for over 22 years and have illustrated over 30 children's books including Dr. Seuss's My Many Colored Days, Jon Scieszka's The Frog Prince, Continued and Lois Duncan's I Walk the Night which was recognized as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. They live in Moraga, California.
 
Published October 18, 2004 by Doubleday & Company. 38 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Biographies & Memoirs, Computers & Technology, Science & Math, Education & Reference, Comics & Graphic Novels, Humor & Entertainment, Religion & Spirituality, History, Action & Adventure, Sports & Outdoors. Fiction

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Precious as the language sounds to modern ears (the term "nursery magic" alone will likely set the eyes of even preliterate listeners to rolling), Williams' 1922 classic remains a read-aloud standard thanks to the way big themes of life, death and change weave through its seemingly small and larg...

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Quiet, graceful illustrations accentuate the classic tale's nostalgic tone. Ages 6-10. (Mar.)

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Hague's warm paintings give a soft sheen to Williams's classic story. Ages 5-10. (May)

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The beloved tale of the stuffed bunny who becomes real is complemented by delicate pastel drawings. Ages 3-7. (Feb.)

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Quiet, graceful illustrations accentuate the classic tale's nostalgic tone. Ages 6-10. (Mar.)

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Hague's warm paintings give a soft sheen to Williams's classic story. Ages 5-10. (May)

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Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named the book one of its "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children."

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My son's bear "danced" at his wedding (with me and his dad and a passel of grandparents, aunts & uncles) and was the hit of the best man's speech :) .

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That the Velveteen Rabbit was at first ignored in favor of toys with mechanical parts will perhaps register with young readers today who know how much has changed about the kinds of toys – and technology – kids play with.

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