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The Velveteen Rabbit

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 95,362 Ratings and 1,893 Reviews

Book Description
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 ... More
Book Information
PublisherAlfred A. Knopf
BindingHardcover (344 editions)
Reading LevelAges 4-8
# of Pages40
Publication Date10/12/1985
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About Margery Williams (Author) : Margery Williams is a published adapter, author, and an illustrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Margery Williams include The Velveteen Rabbit & Other Stories Book and Charm (... more
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About David Jorgensen (Illustrator) : David Jorgensen is a published author and an illustrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of David Jorgensen include The Tailor of Gloucester (Rabbit Ears: A Classic Tale), The Tale ... more
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Reader Comments
1/2/2015 Christy Elwood said:
The information listed for this specific book and the picture shown do NOT match. The image clearly shows a different illustrator than listed in the information. I do believe the barcode listed does match the image. However this is not the version illustrated by Robert Blake and abridged by Karen As... more

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7/18/2013 Jeanne Prevost said: This is one of my all-time, very favorite stories. I get goosebumps every time I read it.
tags: Inspired me, I recommend

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1/21/2011 Theresa Smythe said: Simply one of the best.
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11/24/2009 Carolyn Pio tagged as: Inspired me

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10/22/2009 Emily Grandin said: Some stories leave scars... this story and its images marked me in childhood, and continue influence me to this day.
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3/28/2009 Laurie Mayhew said: I love this version. I find the soft illustrations add a lovely dreamy quality to the story. We own three versions and this is our favorite.
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3/27/2009 Monette Pangan

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2/4/2008 Marie Boyum said: My favorite children's book! There is so much to the story that anyone of any age can learn from. A classic tale that should be in every home.
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1/6/2008 Felicity Hansen said: Love makes you real, even though it may also make you a little shabby in the process. This is the essence of this wonderful story of what it means to be real. A story to restore one's faith in life, and hope in fuller life to come.
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8/31/2007 Amy Moreno tagged as: I Read

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8/31/2007 Elizabeth Bluemle tagged as: I Read

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7/26/2007 Little Willow tagged as: I Read

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