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Other editions of book The Velveteen Rabbit: Or How Toys Become Real

  • The Velveteen Rabbit

    Margery Williams, Jilly Bond

    MP3 CD (Bolinda Audio, June 15, 2015)
    Still as poignant today as it has ever been, Margery Williams' The Velveteen Rabbit is one of the best-loved children’s books of all time. In the nursery, only the toys that are old and wise truly understand what it means to be Real. The Velveteen Rabbit, a newcomer to the nursery, asks one of the most knowledgeable toys, the Skin Horse, what being real means. "Real isn't how you’re made," says 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. It doesn't happen all at once. You become..." And so begins the Velveteen Rabbit’s journey towards becoming real—through the love of a child....
  • The Velveteen Rabbit

    Random House

    Board book (Random House Books for Young Readers, Feb. 9, 1993)
    Illus. in full color. The timeless story of a toy rabbit that becomes real through the love of a child appears for the first time in an elegantly slipcased picture book and audio-cassette format. Cassette running time: 25 minutes. From the Trade Paperback edition.
  • The Velveteen Rabbit

    Wendy Cheyette Lewison

    Board book (Grosset & Dunlap, Feb. 9, 1998)
    Offers preschoolers an abridged version of the original classic tale of a little toy rabbit who yearns to become real while capturing all its charms through wonderful full-color illustrations.
  • The Velveteen Rabbit

    Margery Williams, Graham Percy

    Hardcover (Peerage Books, Jan. 1, 1988)
  • The Velveteen Rabbit

    Margery Williams, Florence Graham

    Mass Market Paperback (Grosset & Dunlap, Jan. 26, 1987)
    This heartwarming children's classic about a stuffed bunny who comes to life is appropriately abridged for young readers in this attractive edition. Illustrations in full color.
  • PYR2: Velveteen Rabbit, The


    Paperback (Pearson Education ESL, July 5, 2003)
  • The Velveteen Rabbit

    Margery Williams, William Nicholson, D. Wallace

    Paperback (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, July 5, 2016)
    The story of a stuffed rabbit and his desire to become real, through the love of his owner. The book was first published in 1922 these fourteen original illustrations are enhanced and redefined. A child's toy in a child's world.The story starts with a message from the author, followed by Fourteen original color illustrations.Finally a detailed author’s biography, with more of her published works listed at the end of the book.Punctuation added for ease of reading.
  • The Velveteen Rabbit

    Ashley Crownover, Pat Thompson

    Paperback (Dalmatian Pr, May 1, 2002)
    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.
  • The Velveteen Rabbit

    Margery Williams Bianco

    Board book (Dalmatian Press, Oct. 1, 2001)
    By the time the Velveteen Rabbit is dirty, worn out, and about to be burned, he has almost given up hope of ever finding the magic called Real.

    Ellen Leong Blonder

    Board book (Random House Books for Young Readers, Sept. 11, 1995)
    A furry-surfaced board book retelling of a popular classic follows the story of a beloved toy rabbit that comes to life with the love of a little boy, and readers are invited to pat the rabbit's soft fur, pet a horse, and more.
  • The Velveteen Rabbit: or How Toys Become Real

    Margery Williams, William Nicholson

    Paperback (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Oct. 6, 2011)
    The Velveteen Rabbit or How Toys Become Real was Margery Williams Bianco's first American work, and it remains her most famous. It became an instant classic and has remained so through numerous adaptations in children's theater as well as on radio, television and in the movies. The author's trademark undercurrents of sentimentality and sadness persist in the tale of a small boy whose Christmas present is a toy rabbit. The boy quickly discards the toy after playing with it for a few hours in the bustle of Christmas and relatives. In the nursery the rabbit is looked down on by the fancier wind up toys, but a skin horse tells him they will eventually break, but that the rabbit has the potential to become real. One night when the boy cannot find the china dog he always sleeps with, his Nana gives him the rabbit. The boy comes to adore the rabbit, making it tunnels in his bed, and giving him rides in his wheelbarrow. This happy existence continues until the boy contracts scarlet fever. The rabbit stays with him, whispering to him of the games they will play again when he is better. As the boy gets better his family prepares to take him to the seaside. Although the rabbit looks forward to the seaside very much, the doctor insists he be thrown out and burned along with the other toys for health reasons. While the rabbit is waiting to be burned, he cries a real tear, from which a fairy emerges. The fairy tells the rabbit that he was real to the boy, because the boy loved him, but now she will make him truly real. Later, after the boy has received a new toy rabbit, he sees his old rabbit in the garden. He thinks it looks like his old rabbit, but he does not know that it really is the velveteen rabbit he once loved. The events described are seen from the rabbit's point of view and end on an inspirationally uplifting note.
  • The Velveteen Rabbit

    Ashley Crownover, Margery Williams, Pat Thompson

    Board book (Dalmatian Press, Sept. 1, 2006)
    The Velveteen Rabbit is a beloved children's classic about the transforming power of love.