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The Velveteen Rabbit

Ll about itLike the Skin Horse Margery Williams understood how toys and people become real through the wisdom and experience of love This re. 45 stars When I found out that the classic children s story The Velveteen Rabbit was old enough to be free online at Gutenbergorg complete with the original illustrations AND that it has a Christmas connection the story begins with the rabbit tucked into the boy s Christmas stocking I couldn t resist It s a heartfelt story about unselfish love and how that makes us real Perhaps a little sentimental okay it s definitely sentimental but it touched meHere s a link It only takes about 20 minutes or so to read December buddy read with the Retro Reads group

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Nursery magic is very strange and wonderful and only those playthings that are old and wise and experienced like the Skin Horse understand a. A terrific book even as an adult but it gave me uite a scare as a little kid See I actually managed to get scarlet fever in the first grade and because of The Velveteen Rabbit I was terrified that someone was going to come in and force me to burn all of my toys like the kid in the book had to when he was sick Thankfully though medicine advanced beyond toy burning in between the publishing of this book and 1982 so my GI Joes were safe

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Issue of a favorite classic with the original story and illustrations as they first appeared in 1922 will work its magic for all who read it. At what age does a child learn what is real How long does the blurring between fantasy and reality persist for a young child And when harsh reality kicks in with a vengeance isn t a little bit of magic lost foreverThe loss of childhood innocence is always poignant Adults sometimes continue to live in our imaginations and dreams through stories so we may manage to hang on to a little bit of this magic through our adulthoodThe Velveteen Rabbit or How Toys Become Real is a much loved classic book from 1922 The story speaks to children especially the shy introverts or dreamers who love the magic of it all For adults it may lift us back into the dreamy world of childhood when anything is possible and nothing is set in stone It deals both with what is real and also explores the world of the imagination and possibilities beyond the literal truth In some ways it encourages the child to think about the bigger uestions of life and the universe And as with all good fantasy it poses the uestion What if The author Margery Williams Bianco drew from her own experience to write The Velveteen Rabbit She had been born in London but her father died when she was seven years old and the family went to America to live just two years later She actually became a professional writer at 19 but she only started writing for children much later when her own children had grown upAfter her early emigration to the United States Margery lived in a rural Pennsylvania farming community At nineteen she returned to London to try to sell some of her work Some of it was published but none was very successful While visiting her publisher Margery Williams met Francesco Bianco an Italian living in London who was employed as the manager of one of the book departments The two were married and had two childrenMargery Williams Bianco had strong memories of her own early childhood and of her father a deeply loving and caring parent who had encouraged both her and her older sister to read and use their imaginations She recalled the way her father described characters from various books to capture her imagination and tempt her with their amazing worlds within Her strong desire to read soon developed into a need to write for herself and she now realised these were both instilled in her at an early age by her fatherMargery Williams Bianco found that all the memories of the toys which had been such an important part of her life surged to the fore At the age of 41 she wrote her first children s novel The Velveteen Rabbit realising that children s lives are enriched by toys whose personalities they have created while playing with themThe story tells of a stuffed rabbit splendidly sewn from velveteen A small boy finds him in his Christmas stocking and is enchanted with his new present playing with nothing else for about two hours But then the velveteen rabbit is forgotten and put away to live in the toy cupboard or abandoned on the nursery floor The velveteen rabbit is uite shy though and doesn t really mindBut because the rabbit is made of velveteen some of the other toys snub him They are modern and mechanical and they think a toy rabbit made of velveteen is very old fashioned Even Timothy a jointed wooden lion looks down on him However there is a wise old toy in the nursery a Skin Horse who is kind to him The velveteen rabbit is curious about what it means to be real and whether these expensive toys are real than him But the Skin Horse insists Real isn t how you are made 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 is very much in awe of this idea He wants to know if it would hurt or take very long to happen but doubts whether it would happen to him for a long time When you are real you don t mind being hurt said the wise Skin HorseOne night when Nana is bustling around tidying the nursery she cannot find the boy s favourite toy a china dog for him to take to bed with him So she gives him the velveteen rabbit to sleep with instead The velveteen rabbit loves this time when he can snuggle down with the little boy and grows to feel special The little boy tells him about the tunnels that the real rabbits live in and makes tunnels for him under the bedclothesThe velveteen rabbit is very happy He has become the little boy s favourite toy Spring came and wherever the boy went the rabbit went too He did not notice that his coat was getting shabby and worn away in places Then the big moment came Nana was sent out to look for the rabbit who had accidentally been left outside after a picnic and she was cross at all the fuss being made for a toy But the little boy insisted the velveteen rabbit was not just a toy He s REAL When the rabbit heard this he was so proud and felt so much love himself for the little boy that he felt his heart would burstTime passed In the summer he came across some wild rabbits He was fascinated by them but realised that they could do much than he could They could run and jump and hop and even dance The velveteen rabbit tried to cover up the fact that he had no hind legs but eventually the wild rabbits realised that he could not hop as they did and he didn t smell right at all They decided that he was not a real rabbit and ran away The velveteen rabbit was so very sad After all he knew he was realThe velveteen rabbit becomes older and even shabbier but he is happy because the boy still loves him That is until one day the boy view spoiler becomes ill with scarlet fever and the doctor says that the boy should be taken to the seaside to recover But what of the velveteen rabbit The doctor says he would be a mass of germs and instructs Nana to put him outside and left out in the garden for the gardener to burnOvernight the velveteen rabbit sadly reflects on his life What is the use of being real if it all ends like this He cries a real tear falling from his velvet nose onto the ground Then there is magic A beautiful flower appears where the tear fell and a fairy steps out of the flower to comfort the velveteen rabbit She explains that she is the Nursery Magic Fairy who takes care of all the playthings that the boy has loved and turns them into Real And then she says another marvellous thingBecause the velveteen rabbit has become Real to the boy who truly loves him she will make him become Real to everyoneThe fairy takes the rabbit to the forest where the wild rabbits live and gives the velveteen rabbit a kiss Instantly he is changed into a real rabbit although it takes a long time for him to realise this He actually had hind legs He gave one leap and the joy of using those hind legs was so great that he went springing about the turfHe was a Real Rabbit at last The next spring when he is playing in the forest the boy spots the rabbits and especially notices one who looked exactly like the velveteen rabbit who had got lost when he had scarlet fever But he was not to know that this really was his own toy rabbit whom he had helped to become Real hide spoiler Hold On To Me young child And when harsh reality kicks in with a vengeance isn t a little bit of magic lost foreverThe loss of childhood innocence is always poignant Adults sometimes continue to live in our imaginations and dreams through stories so we may manage to hang on to a little bit of this magic through our adulthoodThe Velveteen Rabbit or How Toys Become Real is a much loved classic book from 1922 The story speaks to children especially the shy introverts or dreamers who love the magic of it all For adults it may lift us back into the dreamy world of childhood when anything is possible and nothing is set in stone It deals both with what is real and also explores the world of the imagination and possibilities beyond the literal truth In some ways it encourages the child to think about the bigger uestions of life and the universe And as with all good fantasy it poses the uestion What if The author Margery Williams Bianco drew from her own experience to write The Velveteen Rabbit She had been born in London but her father died when she was seven Copping It Sweet (Murphys Law years old and the family went to America to live just two Ill Be Yours for Christmas (Harlequin Blaze, years later She actually became a professional writer at 19 but she only started writing for children much later when her own children had grown upAfter her early emigration to the United States Margery lived in a rural Pennsylvania farming community At nineteen she returned to London to try to sell some of her work Some of it was published but none was very successful While visiting her publisher Margery Williams met Francesco Bianco an Italian living in London who was employed as the manager of one of the book departments The two were married and had two childrenMargery Williams Bianco had strong memories of her own early childhood and of her father a deeply loving and caring parent who had encouraged both her and her older sister to read and use their imaginations She recalled the way her father described characters from various books to capture her imagination and tempt her with their amazing worlds within Her strong desire to read soon developed into a need to write for herself and she now realised these were both instilled in her at an early age by her fatherMargery Williams Bianco found that all the memories of the toys which had been such an important part of her life surged to the fore At the age of 41 she wrote her first children s novel The Velveteen Rabbit realising that children s lives are enriched by toys whose personalities they have created while playing with themThe story tells of a stuffed rabbit splendidly sewn from velveteen A small boy finds him in his Christmas stocking and is enchanted with his new present playing with nothing else for about two hours But then the velveteen rabbit is forgotten and put away to live in the toy cupboard or abandoned on the nursery floor The velveteen rabbit is uite shy though and doesn t really mindBut because the rabbit is made of velveteen some of the other toys snub him They are modern and mechanical and they think a toy rabbit made of velveteen is very old fashioned Even Timothy a jointed wooden lion looks down on him However there is a wise old toy in the nursery a Skin Horse who is kind to him The velveteen rabbit is curious about what it means to be real and whether these expensive toys are real than him But the Skin Horse insists Real isn t how Her Babys Bodyguard (Eagle Squadron you are made When a child loves If Wishes Were...Daddies you for a long long time not just to play with but REALLY loves West of Heaven you then Putting Out of Your Mind you become Real The velveteen rabbit is very much in awe of this idea He wants to know if it would hurt or take very long to happen but doubts whether it would happen to him for a long time When Under the Knife / Whistleblower you are real Warrior Rising (The Esri you don t mind being hurt said the wise Skin HorseOne night when Nana is bustling around tidying the nursery she cannot find the boy s favourite toy a china dog for him to take to bed with him So she gives him the velveteen rabbit to sleep with instead The velveteen rabbit loves this time when he can snuggle down with the little boy and grows to feel special The little boy tells him about the tunnels that the real rabbits live in and makes tunnels for him under the bedclothesThe velveteen rabbit is very happy He has become the little boy s favourite toy Spring came and wherever the boy went the rabbit went too He did not notice that his coat was getting shabby and worn away in places Then the big moment came Nana was sent out to look for the rabbit who had accidentally been left outside after a picnic and she was cross at all the fuss being made for a toy But the little boy insisted the velveteen rabbit was not just a toy He s REAL When the rabbit heard this he was so proud and felt so much love himself for the little boy that he felt his heart would burstTime passed In the summer he came across some wild rabbits He was fascinated by them but realised that they could do much than he could They could run and jump and hop and even dance The velveteen rabbit tried to cover up the fact that he had no hind legs but eventually the wild rabbits realised that he could not hop as they did and he didn t smell right at all They decided that he was not a real rabbit and ran away The velveteen rabbit was so very sad After all he knew he was realThe velveteen rabbit becomes older and even shabbier but he is happy because the boy still loves him That is until one day the boy view spoiler becomes ill with scarlet fever and the doctor says that the boy should be taken to the seaside to recover But what of the velveteen rabbit The doctor says he would be a mass of germs and instructs Nana to put him outside and left out in the garden for the gardener to burnOvernight the velveteen rabbit sadly reflects on his life What is the use of being real if it all ends like this He cries a real tear falling from his velvet nose onto the ground Then there is magic A beautiful flower appears where the tear fell and a fairy steps out of the flower to comfort the velveteen rabbit She explains that she is the Nursery Magic Fairy who takes care of all the playthings that the boy has loved and turns them into Real And then she says another marvellous thingBecause the velveteen rabbit has become Real to the boy who truly loves him she will make him become Real to everyoneThe fairy takes the rabbit to the forest where the wild rabbits live and gives the velveteen rabbit a kiss Instantly he is changed into a real rabbit although it takes a long time for him to realise this He actually had hind legs He gave one leap and the joy of using those hind legs was so great that he went springing about the turfHe was a Real Rabbit at last The next spring when he is playing in the forest the boy spots the rabbits and especially notices one who looked exactly like the velveteen rabbit who had got lost when he had scarlet fever But he was not to know that this really was his own toy rabbit whom he had helped to become Real hide spoiler

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  • The Velveteen Rabbit
  • Margery Williams Bianco
  • English
  • 11 August 2019
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About the Author: Margery Williams Bianco

British born Margery Winifred Williams moved with her parents to the USA in 1890 She became a professional writer at age 19 In 1904 on a visit to her English publisher she met and married Francisco Bianco an Italian living in London The couple went to live in Turin Italy for many years Margery eventually returned with her own family to the USA in 1921 She's best remembered today for The



10 thoughts on “The Velveteen Rabbit

  1. says:

    Beautiful and deeply touching At Meredith's wedding last year her brother and sister read a passage from this book including the below an inspired choiceReal isn't how you are made said 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 RealDoes it hurt? asked the RabbitSometimes said the Skin Horse for he was always truthful When y

  2. says:

    A terrific book even as an adult but it gave me uite a scare as a little kid See I actually managed to get scarlet fever in the first grade and because of The Velveteen Rabbit I was terrified that someone was goi

  3. says:

    What a delightful book 🐰

  4. says:

    5★ Or How Toys Become RealThere 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 h

  5. says:

    45 stars When I found out that the classic children's story The Velveteen Rabbit was old enough to be free online at Gutenbergorg complete with the original illustrations AND that it has a Christmas connection the story begins with the rabbit tucked into the boy's Christmas stocking I couldn't resist It's a heartfelt story about unselfish

  6. says:

    I'm sure I wrote a review about this book on this site at one time or anotherThe review may be lost my memories of this book never areI own itIts a children's favorite Thanks Duane for re visiting of memories from when you recently r

  7. says:

    Some children's books should be read by adults This is one of them It examines the transforming power of love

  8. says:

    At what age does a child learn what is real? How long does the blurring between fantasy and reality persist for a young child? And when harsh reality kicks in with a vengeance isn’t a little bit of magic lost forever?The loss of childhood innocence is always poignant Adults sometimes continue to live in our imaginations and dream

  9. says:

    How Toys Become Real The Velveteen Rabbit Margery Williams Bianco Donna Green IllustratorThe Velveteen Rabbit is a British children's book written by Margery Williams and illustrated by William Nicholson The book was first published in 1922 It chronicles the story of a stuffed rabbit's desire to become real through the love of his

  10. says:

    Shame on you Toy Story you knocked off The Velveteen Rabbit' and didn't even say thank you Of course this was published in 1922 seventy three years before Toy Story so most of today's children haven't read this w

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