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The Velveteen Rabbit
A timeless classic  about the magic of boundless love that's been treasured for generations.

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

Here is one of the most classic and beloved children's stories, with the original illustrations from 1922 - the ideal gift for baby showers, birthdays, weddings, and holidays throughout the year.
 
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.
release date: Jan 28, 2014
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The Velveteen Rabbit
A deluxe gift edition of one of the most beloved children's stories.

With illustrations remastered from a 1922 first edition and a beautiful cloth cover with gold accents, this lovingly reconstructed classic is the ideal collectible gift for baby showers, birthdays, weddings, and holidays throughout the year. Includes a book plate for personalizing your gift.
 
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. Treasured for generations, here is a timeless tale about the magic of boundless love.
release date: Jan 28, 2014
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The Velveteen Rabbit: Or, How Toys Become Real
The beloved story of the Velveteen Rabbit, the toy rabbit made real by the love of a boy, is now available in a beautiful board book format featuring original Charles Santore illustrations.

Description Originally published in 1922, the Velveteen Rabbit is a treasured classic that has warmed many hearts for decades. The same magnificent artwork as in the hardcover classic edition has been faithfully reproduced on sturdy board stock that will withstand repeated reading and handling. Children will love this format thanks to the convenient format, uplifting story and brilliant Santore illustrations.
release date: Mar 23, 2017
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The Velveteen Rabbit

2017 Reprint of 1922 Edition with All Original Illustrations in Color.  Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition software.  The Velveteen Rabbit (or How Toys Become Real) is a children's book written by Margery Williams (also known as Margery Williams Bianco) and illustrated by William Nicholson.  It chronicles 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 and has been republished many times since.  The Velveteen Rabbit was Williams' first children's book. It has been awarded the IRA/CBC Children's Choice award.   Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named the book one of its "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children.

release date: Jan 14, 2014
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The Velveteen Rabbit Gift Set: Or How Toys Become Real
A breathtakingly illustrated full-color rendition of the classic Velveteen Rabbit from bestselling illustrator Charles Santore, accompanied by a keepsake plush bunny.

This boxed set includes the cherished children’s classic in a full-color illustrated hardcover format, accompanied by a keepsake plush Velveteen Rabbit. The classic story is faithfully reproduced with Charles Santore’s lavish illustrations on every spread. The special gatefold is so spectacular, you won’t want to turn the page. Originally published in 1922, the classic story of a toy rabbit who loves a boy so much he eventually becomes real has charmed children—and adults—for nearly a century. This heirloom edition, containing Margery Williams’ original text paired with gorgeous paintings by award-winning illustrator Charles Santore, is sure to be treasured by families for many years to come.
release date: Sep 06, 2016
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The Rescuers (New York Review Books Children's Collection)
Miss Bianca is a white mouse of great beauty  and supreme self-confidence, who, courtesy of her excellent young friend, the ambassador’s son, resides luxuriously in a porcelain pagoda painted with violets, primroses, and lilies of the valley. Miss Bianca would seem to be a pampered creature, and not, you would suppose, the mouse to dispatch on an especially challenging and extraordinarily perilous mission. However, it is precisely Miss Bianca  that the Prisoners’ Aid Society picks  for the job of rescuing a Norwegian poet imprisoned in the legendarily dreadful Black Castle. Miss Bianca, after all, is a poet too, and in any case she is due to travel any day  now to Norway. There Miss Bianca will be able to enlist one Nils, known to be the bravest mouse in the land, in a desperate and daring endeavor that will take them, along with their trusty companion Bernard, across turbulent seas and over the paws and under the maws of cats into one of the darkest places known to man or mouse. It will take everything they’ve got and a good deal more to escape with their own lives, not to mention the poet.

Margery Sharp’s classic tale of pluck, luck, and derring-do is amply and beautifully illustrated by the great Garth Williams.
release date: Feb 09, 2017
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The Velveteen Rabbit
He didn't mind how he looked to other people, because the nursery magic had made him Real, and when you are Real shabbiness doesn't matter. 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. And so begins the Velveteen Rabbit's journey towards becoming real - through the love of a child . . . Margery Williams' timeless picture book classic has been read and cherished by many generations of children and their parents and is now available in this beautiful hardback edition. Brought to life by gorgeous and much-loved classic illustrations by William Nicholson, with a new foiled cover design, this is a wonderful keepsake gift to treasure and share.
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release date: Jan 28, 2014
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The Velveteen Rabbit Mini Kit: Plush Toy and Illustrated Book (Miniature Editions)

"The Velveteen Rabbit" is the timeless story by Margery Williams that tells the classic tale of how a toy rabbit longed to become real. This mega mini kit includes a plush of the Velveteen Rabbit and a 32 page mini book, with full color illustrations.

release date: May 15, 2009
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The Velveteen Rabbit
In this beloved tale, the Velveteen Rabbit learns the value of friendship and the power of love as he encounters toys that tease him and live rabbits in the garden!

Between the pages of the Brighter Child(R) Keepsake Stories books are the classic tales of magic, imagination, and inspiration that will delight children again and again. From the hard-working Red Hen to the foolish Gingerbread Man, these stories will capture children's interest and spark their imagination page after page, inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading. Each book includes 32 pages of fresh, captivating illustrations, and measures 8" x 8".

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release date: Jul 22, 2016
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The Velveteen Rabbit: Or How Toys Become Real (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Velveteen Rabbit: Or How Toys Become Real

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 whiske
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