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This original, timeless classic has been treasured for generations—this edition has the original story and illustrations from 1922.

Once you are Real you can''t become unreal again. It lasts for always.

This wondrous tale of the velveteen rabbit has delighted readers of all ages with its story of transformation and redemption through a child''s unwavering love.

At first a brand-new toy, now a threadbare and discarded nursery relic, the velveteen rabbit is saved from peril by a magic fairy who whisks him away to the idyllic world of Rabbitland. There, he becomes ""Real,"" a cherished childhood companion who will be loved for eternity.

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A stuffed toy rabbit (with real thread whiskers) comes to life in Margery Williams''s timeless tale of the transformative power of love. Given as a Christmas gift to a young boy, the Velveteen Rabbit lives in the nursery with all of the other toys, waiting for the day when the Boy (as he is called) will choose him as a playmate. In time, the shy Rabbit befriends the tattered Skin Horse, the wisest resident of the nursery, who reveals the goal of all nursery toys: to be made "real" through the love of a human. "''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.''" This sentimental classic--perfect for any child who''s ever thought that maybe, just maybe, his or her toys have feelings--has been charming children since its first publication in 1922. (A great read-aloud for all ages, but children ages 8 and up can read it on their own.)

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Celebrate the Easter season with The Velveteen Rabbit, one of the most beloved of bunnies, as he celebrates his 75th  anniversary! This special edition, complete with the original story and artwork as they appeared in 1922, remains a timeless classic in children''s literature with over 1.5 million copies in print. Ever since its first publication, this wondrous tale of the velveteen rabbit has delighted readers of all ages with its story of wisdom and love. Few other children''s books so beautifully capture the spiritual meaning of Easter as does this simple tale of transformation and redemption through a child''s unwavering love.

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Celebrate the Easter season with The Velveteen Rabbit, one of the most beloved of bunnies, as he celebrates his 75th anniversary! This special edition, complete with the original story and artwork as they appeared in 1922, remains a timeless classic in children''s literature with over 1.5 million copies in print. Ever since its first publication, this wondrous tale of the velveteen rabbit has delighted readers of all ages with its story of wisdom and love. Few other children''s books so beautifully capture the spiritual meaning of Easter as does this simple tale of transformation and redemption through a child''s unwavering love.

From the Inside Flap

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.

From the Back Cover

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.

About the Author

MARGERY WILLIAMS was born in London in 1881 and first came to the United States at the age of nine. For the rest of her life, she lived alternately in England and America. Her first novel was published when she was twenty-one, but she turned to writing for children in 1922 with the publication by Doubleday of The Velveteen Rabbit, the best-known of her thirty books for young people. Toward the end of her life, she lived in Greenwich Village in New York City. She died there in 1944. 

WILLIAM NICHOLSON was born in Newark-on-Trent, England, in 1872. He illustrated several books during his lifetime, including the children''s classic The Velveteen Rabbit, and was also a renowned portrait painter. Many of his portraits and still lifes hang today in museums and galleries throughout England. He was knighted in 1936, and died in 1949.

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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."

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Zach Cox
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How Toys Become Real
Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2017
When I was a very young child, so young that I do not remember the actual gift, my mother purchased the book along with it came a stuffed toy rabbit. I do recall taking it to her as a young child and showing her that an eye fell off or a seam came undone and she... See more
When I was a very young child, so young that I do not remember the actual gift, my mother purchased the book along with it came a stuffed toy rabbit.

I do recall taking it to her as a young child and showing her that an eye fell off or a seam came undone and she carefully repared it.

I put it away in a trunk when I was in high school and forgot all about it until one day after my wife and I were married my mom suggested that I take the old trunk with stuff in it to our home.

I did and inside the trunk when I opened it was my old teddy-bear & rabbit. I recall reading the Velveteen Rabbit for the first time when I read it to my kids and along with the reading showing them the rabbit, some time during my kids younger years the rabbit gained a necklace depicting Buzz-Lightyear. I still have these toys, and I imagine they are quite real and have been for the past seventy years or so.
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gsaint
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note to a young readee
Reviewed in the United States on June 22, 2017
Dear Baby-person, When I heard from your grandfather of your arrival here on Earth I went directly to my bookcase to fetch my personal copy of this little story. Grandfather was in quite the hurry to get to the airport so he could fly to meet you. No time to... See more
Dear Baby-person,

When I heard from your grandfather of your arrival here on Earth I went directly to my bookcase to fetch my personal copy of this little story. Grandfather was in quite the hurry to get to the airport so he could fly to meet you. No time to get your name or other particulars.
I reckon, "The Velveteen Rabbit", to be a welcome addition in any baby''s library. I hope you like it. Seeing as you''ll be quite busy, presently, growing hair and teeth and the like, and also not reading as yet, you should want to have someone read to you. May I offer my humble advice. Never too early to start. Once you''re properly changed and fed, you should want to sit comfortably in someone''s lap and be read to. It is the right duty and proper responsibility of those who read, to read to the young. This, as yet, has not been enshrined in any constitition of any sovereign nation I know of, but civilisation, Baby-person, is still in its infancy.
Do not be a slave to perfection. No matter if the speaker is less than the best orator, or speaks with an accent, what matters is heart. The reader must really want to be there. A person with the clearest facility of diction and most melodious of speaking voices, who is thinking of the ball game or shopping, or lunch, whilst reading aloud to you, had better just be silenced. Close the book and tell the creature to bugger off and seek their heart''s desire elsewhere. Find someone who really wants to be with you, and a good time shall be had by all.
There are so many wonderful stories in the wide world, not the least of which, the story you shall write for yourself. The one which is your life to come.
I wish you all the best in your endeavours, Baby-person.

kind regards
your humble servant
G
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Sara E. Mcmanus
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Board book does not contain entire story
Reviewed in the United States on December 28, 2019
The board book version is missing much of the story, including one of the most important parts. The conversation between the Skin Horse and the Velveteen Rabbit was a reading at our wedding. If you haven’t read it as an adult, it’s actually very moving and encapsulates... See more
The board book version is missing much of the story, including one of the most important parts.
The conversation between the Skin Horse and the Velveteen Rabbit was a reading at our wedding. If you haven’t read it as an adult, it’s actually very moving and encapsulates the message of the book - that becoming real isn’t pretty but is worth it. I was so excited to buy this and read it to my son but was so disappointed that much of the story, including the below, is missing! Total rip off.

“ It doesn''t happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That''s why it doesn''t happen often 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."
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Natalina
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Different From the Original Version
Reviewed in the United States on March 22, 2016
This is the classic story of the Velveteen Rabbit and it is WONDERFUL! I recommend it for everyone, kids and adults......But be careful. THIS copy says it is the original edition but it is not the same as the original. (Well, I dont know about the one written in 1922 but... See more
This is the classic story of the Velveteen Rabbit and it is WONDERFUL! I recommend it for everyone, kids and adults......But be careful. THIS copy says it is the original edition but it is not the same as the original. (Well, I dont know about the one written in 1922 but I have a copy from 1970 and this one is different). I was expecting it to be the same as my 1970 version but this one is bigger, (I don''t mind that), the cover and dust jacket are a different color from the original, the pages are a horrible shade of tan and the coloring in the photos is different. There are many cute versions of this book but it you want the "original" or something close to it, this is not it.
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Mrs. Creative
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Yellow Pages!
Reviewed in the United States on March 25, 2017
I love the story, but I was not expecting the book to have glossy yellow pages. I''ve never seen a children''s book with yellow printed pages before and honestly, I don''t see why it should have them!
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Velveteen Rabbit Illustrated by Donna Green is the Perfect Gift
Reviewed in the United States on October 26, 2018
I bought two copies of this version of the Velveteen Rabbit (illustrated by Donna Green) when both of my children were toddlers because not only is it a classic story, but Donna Green''s illustrations are stunning and beautiful. My children are now in their mid-20''s and off... See more
I bought two copies of this version of the Velveteen Rabbit (illustrated by Donna Green) when both of my children were toddlers because not only is it a classic story, but Donna Green''s illustrations are stunning and beautiful. My children are now in their mid-20''s and off doing their own thing but they have kept their copies of this book for nostaglic purposes.

Recently my niece and her husband had their first baby, after years of miscarriages and other failed efforts. Her sister threw a baby shower for her and asked guests to bring a book instead of a card for the new baby, so I was able to find another "new" copy of the book illustrated by Donna Green and included it with my baby shower gift. My niece loved it. Highly recommend this book for the story and for the beautiful illustrations! It''s a keeper!!
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Jenni DaVinCat
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Classic For a Reason!
Reviewed in the United States on January 15, 2016
I was feeling a little nostalgic one day and added this on a whim to my cart. I looked through it when it arrived and I couldn''t help falling in love with it again. This book is a classic and all children should have the extreme privilege of being able to know and love... See more
I was feeling a little nostalgic one day and added this on a whim to my cart. I looked through it when it arrived and I couldn''t help falling in love with it again. This book is a classic and all children should have the extreme privilege of being able to know and love this book.

I don''t think this item needs a long review to convince you to get The Velveteen Rabbit, especially if you''ve got a child to share it with. Get it. It''s magical!
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Kenya Starflight
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A timeless children''s classic that all ages will still enjoy
Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2020
Some books manage to win a place in the heart, and remain timeless regardless of what audiences they were originally intended for. "The Velveteen Rabbit" is one such classic. Some of its elements may feel a little dated to modern audiences, but somehow the tale of a toy... See more
Some books manage to win a place in the heart, and remain timeless regardless of what audiences they were originally intended for. "The Velveteen Rabbit" is one such classic. Some of its elements may feel a little dated to modern audiences, but somehow the tale of a toy rabbit becoming "real" still resonates with audiences today. So many of us had a favorite toy as a child, one we regarded not as an actual toy but as a real friend who we actively played with... and a story like "The Velveteen Rabbit" brings back memories of those toys and the bond we shared with them.

There are some elements of this story that may feel a little dated nowadays, such as scarlet fever and the practice of burning the belongings of those who were infected with it, but despite this, the book remains timeless and touching. Just keep a lookout for the right edition for you -- if you just want to relive the story, most Kindle editions (some of which eschew illustrations) will be good, but if you''re looking for something to read with your child, check out the various illustrated editions and find the one that''s right for you.
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Simon Osborne
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What is real?
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 1, 2018
Often children''s books are more than just children''s books. At the point of reading this is not always clear. But when hitting a significant age milestone, and you read a book like this, "what is real" becomes a very good question indeed. I don''t think I can add...See more
Often children''s books are more than just children''s books. At the point of reading this is not always clear. But when hitting a significant age milestone, and you read a book like this, "what is real" becomes a very good question indeed. I don''t think I can add much to what has already been said, a brilliant book that sits beside Stone Soup on my bookshelf, and is very real indeed.
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Book Nerd
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Timeless and beautiful
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 3, 2016
I love when you rediscover a book from your childhood and just reading the title sparks a memory so strong you can actually remember the smells and sounds of the time. I adore this book. It is the epiphany of goodness and nature. As a child I didn''t realise the message deep...See more
I love when you rediscover a book from your childhood and just reading the title sparks a memory so strong you can actually remember the smells and sounds of the time. I adore this book. It is the epiphany of goodness and nature. As a child I didn''t realise the message deep inside, but I guess that''s the beauty of it. I didn''t have to understand it was a message for it to be beautiful and make sense. As an adult, I can''t wait to share this book with my four-year. This story is timeless. I hope some day my daughter grows up to read this book to her child.
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Janet Gogerty
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A book children would still enjoy.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 3, 2015
I glanced at other reviews; are we reviewing a story or how it is presented? I bought the kindle book for 49 pence after a Facebook friend raved about it; I had never heard of this lovely story. I would like to see the real book, illustrations loose their lustre on Kindle,...See more
I glanced at other reviews; are we reviewing a story or how it is presented? I bought the kindle book for 49 pence after a Facebook friend raved about it; I had never heard of this lovely story. I would like to see the real book, illustrations loose their lustre on Kindle, children need real books. I would enjoy reading a good edition to the youngest members of the family, children can understand that life was different in the past for children, but toys and imagination remain part of childhood.
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Katie C
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lovely story and good as a bed time read for children at primary school
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 4, 2017
my daughter received the dvd many years ago from her uncle as a gift so when i gave her this for christmas she was over the moon, she''s now 7 and excited to read this before she goes to sleep at bed time. she''s really been enjoying it. nice length of book too, can read in...See more
my daughter received the dvd many years ago from her uncle as a gift so when i gave her this for christmas she was over the moon, she''s now 7 and excited to read this before she goes to sleep at bed time. she''s really been enjoying it. nice length of book too, can read in parts and save for the following nights. nice size text and its not a hard back which makes it easier for her to read at bed time
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A real joy
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 27, 2017
The child remains in all of us, no matter how many years we have lived. The child in me adored this wistful little story and the aged adult in me admired the writer''s skill and warmth of imagination. A classic. I am glad to have read it and I look now upon my old love worn...See more
The child remains in all of us, no matter how many years we have lived. The child in me adored this wistful little story and the aged adult in me admired the writer''s skill and warmth of imagination. A classic. I am glad to have read it and I look now upon my old love worn teddy bear with opened eyes. May he too think he is real for he is real to me.
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