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The Velveteen Rabbit; Or How Toys Become Real

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The Velveteen Rabbit; Or How Toys Become Real

by Williams, Margery (Illustrations by Michael Hague.)

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  • Hardcover
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About This Item

Norwalk: Easton Press 1983. (4to) Near fine, no dust jacket. 33pp. Dark blue leather with gilt decoration and lettering. All edges gilt, gold ribbon marker, color illustration on the half-title, color frontispiece, color plates and illustrations. There is a previous owner's bookplate on the front free endpaper and a small tear in the gutter at the bottom of p. 1 from the ribbon marker. "There was once a velveteen rabbit, and in the beginning he was really splendid. He was fat and bunchy, as a rabbit should be; his coat was spotted brown and white, he had real thread whiskers, and his ears were lined with pink sateen. On Christmas morning, when he sat wedged in the top of the Boy's stocking, with a sprig of holly between his paws, the effect was charming" - from the text. Illustrations by Michael Hague. (Juvenile, Children's Books).

Synopsis

The Velveteen Rabbit, or How Toys Become Real, is the story of a toy rabbit who wants to become real through the love of his owner. The stuffed rabbit is overlooked by the boy whom he is given, the boy preferring to play with more mechanical and sophisticated toys than the simple stuffed rabbit. The rabbit holds onto a story told to him by the oldest and wisest toy in the nursery, the skin horse, about how toys can become real through love. Eventually the boy becomes attached to the soft doll, but after developing scarlet fever the doctor orders the boy sent away to recover and all his toys and belonging burnt. The rabbit is so sad over his separation from the boy he begins to cry and sheds a real tear - after which the nursery fairy appears to turn him into a real rabbit. It has been adapted many times into television, film and onto the stage. The National Education Association listed it among the top 100 books for teachers of children in 2007. Author Margery Williams’ first children’s book, The Velveteen Rabbit was published in 1922 by George H. Doran Company in London and has remained in print continuously since, owing to its popularity as a story of the power of enduring love. -

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Bookseller
Burton Lysecki Books, ABAC/ILAB CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
149767
Title
The Velveteen Rabbit; Or How Toys Become Real
Author
Williams, Margery (Illustrations by Michael Hague.)
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Easton Press
Place of Publication
Norwalk
Keywords
Juvenile, Children's Books, Collectible
Bookseller catalogs
Juvenile;

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Burton Lysecki Books, ABAC/ILAB

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About Burton Lysecki Books, ABAC/ILAB

Burton Lysecki Books is Winnipeg's oldest and most reputable dealership of used, rare and out of print books. This quaint shop is home to an eclectic collection of 95,000 titles, 20,000 of which are currently available worldwide through the Internet. The range and depth of Burton's collection is truly impressive and a tribute to his thirty-six years of experience in buying and selling quality books. For more information about Burton and his online book shop, please visit our homepage at www.lysecki.com Our hours are Monday to Saturday from 11AM to 6PM. Sunday, noon to 5PM.

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bookplate
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edges
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fine
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jacket
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gutter
The inside margin of a book, connecting the pages to the joints near the binding.
gilt
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