The Velveteen Rabbit Or How Toys Become Real

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Macmillan, Dec 15, 1988 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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He was only a stuffed toy bunny, made of velveteen, buttons and sawdust. He lived in the closet with the other toys--until the day he was found and the magic began.

A magic that was stirred by love--the love of a young boy. And it was this kind of love that cold make the Velveteen Rabbit real. But how real?

He was still only a toy, who would grow old and be thrown away. He wasn't like the wild rabbits in the woods, who hopped and danced and wiggled their noses. Even with all the love and magic in the world, could the Veleveteen Rabbit ever be really real?
 

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User Review  - cyderry - LibraryThing

What a lovely little book which tells of how a loved stuffed rabbit becomes "real" just because a child believes. I have several stuffed animals that I too believe are "real". They are my companions on quiet days and enjoy reading with me. Read full review

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This is one of my absolute favorites. I recently shared this book with my son and I was so glad that be also loved it. Read full review

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Section 1
1
Section 2
17
Section 3
25
Section 4
39
Section 5
40
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Author Margery Williams was born in London, England on July 22, 1881. She moved to the United States when she was nine-years-old and alternated between living in the United States and England for the rest of her life. She is best known for her thirty children's books, but she also wrote novels for adults and young adults. Her most popular works include The Velveteen Rabbit, Poor Cecco: The Wonderful Story of a Wonderful Wooden Dog Who Was the Jolliest Toy in the House Until He Went Out to Explore the World, and The Little Wooden Doll. Her young adult book, Winterbound, was a runner-up for the 1937 Newbery Medal and was retroactively given the Newbery Honor award when it was established in 1971. She died on September 4, 1944 at the age of 63.

Neil Waldman is the writer and illustrator of more than fifty children's books. His books have won the Christopher Award, the National Jewish Book Award and the School Library Best Book Award. He is also the founder/director of the Fred Dolan Art Academy in the Bronx. Al and Teddy is one of his picture books. All proceeds from sales of "AL and TEDDY" will be used to support the young artists of the Fred Dolan Art Academy, a free Saturday school designed to help Bronx youngsters go to art college. Founded in 2006, twenty-three students have graduated from the academy, all going on to college with scholarships.

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