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Cover of: Velveteen rabbit by Margery Williams Bianco
About the Book

The Rabbit in the stocking isn't as expensive as the other toys: he's covered in velveteen. On Christmas Day, the Boy enjoys his new toy but then quickly forgets and neglects him. Shunned and unsure, the Velveteen Rabbit questions his worth. Should he even becalled a real toy? An answer comes from his friend, the Skin Horse: "Real isn't how you are made. . . .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." The Velveteen Rabbit's journey through love and loneliness to become who he was really meant to be is a story that inspires us all on our own journey to Real.
The Velveteen Rabbit is a timeless tale of friendship, love, acceptance and honesty. When the world seems uncertain, Margery Williams's classic story reminds all of us what really matters.
The type in this edition has been reset to emphasize the poetry of the language and to bring out the depth of sentiment in the story. William Nicholson's 1922 illustrations, which have delighted generations of readers, are rendered in full-color just as they appeared in the original edition of The Velveteen Rabbit. Together words and pictures create a world so much like our own, and yet so delightfully magical.

46 editions First published in 1922

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Cover of: The velveteen rabbit, or, how toys become real.
1900 (ca 1958), Doubleday & Company, Inc.
The velveteen rabbit, or, how toys become real.
in English
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Cover of: The velveteen rabbit, or, How toys become real
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1970, Doubleday
The velveteen rabbit
in English
Cover of: The Velveteen Rabbit, or, How toys become real
1974, Press of A. Colish
The Velveteen Rabbit, or, How toys become real
in English
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1975, Avon
The velveteen rabbit
in English
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1975, Avon
The velveteen rabbit
in English
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1981, Running Press
The Velveteen Rabbit, or, How toys become real
in English
Cover of: The Velveteen Rabbit
1983, Knopf, Distributed by Random House
The Velveteen Rabbit
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: The Velveteen Rabbit, or, How toys become real
1983, D.R. Godine
The Velveteen Rabbit, or, How toys become real
in English - 1st ed.
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1983, Holt, Rinehart and Winston
The Velveteen Rabbit, or, How toys become real
in English
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1983, Little Simon
The Velveteen Rabbit, or, How toys become real
in English
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1985, Knopf, Distributed by Random House
The Velveteen Rabbit
in English
Cover of: The Velveteen Rabbit, or, How toys become real
1986, Derrydale Books, Distributed by Crown Pub.
The Velveteen Rabbit, or, How toys become real
in English
Cover of: The velveteen rabbit, or, How toys become real
1986, Derrydale Books, Distributed by Crown Pub.
The velveteen rabbit, or, How toys become real
in English
Cover of: The Velveteen Rabbit, or, How toys become real
1987, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
The Velveteen Rabbit, or, How toys become real
in English - 1st HBJ ed.
Cover of: The velveteen rabbit, or, How toys become real
1987, Platt & Munk
The velveteen rabbit, or, How toys become real
in English
Cover of: The velveteen rabbit, or, How toys become real
1987, Platt & Munk
The velveteen rabbit, or, How toys become real
in English
Cover of: The Velveteen Rabbit, or, How toys become real
1989, Running Press
The Velveteen Rabbit, or, How toys become real
in English - A Running Press miniature ed.
Cover of: The velveteen rabbit, or, How toys become real
1989, Worthington Press
The velveteen rabbit, or, How toys become real
in English
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1990, B. Shackman
The Velveteen Rabbit
in English
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1991, Andrews and McMeel
The Velveteen Rabbit
in English
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1991, Creative Education
The Velveteen Rabbit
in English
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1991, Andrews and McMeel
The Velveteen Rabbit
in English
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1991, Unicorn Pub. House
The Velveteen Rabbit
in English
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1991, Doubleday
The Velveteen Rabbit
Hardcover in English
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1992, Troll Associates
The Velveteen Rabbit
in English
Cover of: El conejo de terciopelo
1992, Editorial Everest
El conejo de terciopelo
in Spanish - 1a ed.
Cover of: The Velveteen Rabbit
1994, Creative Education
The Velveteen Rabbit
in English
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1994, Running Press Book Publishers
The Velveteen Rabbit
in English
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1995, Grosset & Dunlap
Velveteen rabbit
Paperback in English
Cover of: El conejito de pana, o, Cómo los juguetes se volvieron de verdad
1995, Grosset & Dunlap
El conejito de pana, o, Cómo los juguetes se volvieron de verdad
in Spanish - Ed. abreviada.
Cover of: The Velveteen Rabbit
December 1995, Tide-Mark Press, Ltd.
The Velveteen Rabbit
Hardcover in English - Standard edition
Cover of: The Velveteen Rabbit, or, How toys become real
1996, Hyperion Books for Children
The Velveteen Rabbit, or, How toys become real
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: The Velveteen Rabbit
October 1997, Trafalgar Square
The Velveteen Rabbit
Hardcover in English - New Ed edition
Cover of: Velveteen Rabbit, or, how toys become real
1997, Courage Books
Velveteen Rabbit, or, how toys become real
in English - Children's classic ed.
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1998, Grosset & Dunlap
The Velveteen Rabbit
in English
Cover of: The Velveteen Rabbit, or, How toys become real
1998, Hyperion Books for Children
The Velveteen Rabbit, or, How toys become real
in English
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October 2001, Dalmatian Press
The Velveteen Rabbit
Board book in English
Cover of: El conejo de peluche
2002, Vicens Vives
El conejo de peluche
in Spanish - 1a ed.
Cover of: The Velveteen Rabbit
2004, Abdo Pub.
The Velveteen Rabbit
in English
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2005, Health Communications, Inc.
The Velveteen Rabbit
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: The Velveteen Rabbit
2005, Health Communications
The Velveteen Rabbit
in English

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