Children's classic, with the seven original color illustrations. According to Wikipedia: "The Velveteen Rabbit (or How Toys Become Real) is a children's novel written by Margery Williams and illustrated by William Nicholson. It chronicles the story of a stuffed rabbit and his quest to become real through the love of his owner. The book was first published in 1922 and has been republished many times since."
Dieser amerikanische Kinderbuch-Klassiker um den kleinen Samthasen, der durch die Liebe eines Jungen endlich Echt werden möchte, hat seit seiner Erstveröffentlichung 1922 Generationen von großen und kleinen Lesern verzaubert. Die Geschichte wurde 2007 unter die "Teachers ́s Top 100 Books for Children" der National Education Association gewählt. Hier präsentiert als Paralleltext Englisch - Deutsch für Englisch-Lernende. Enthält neben dem zweisprachigen Text auch die rein Englische und rein Deutsche Ausführung.
Thrown out when his owner becomes ill, a toy rabbit who has longed to be real receives his dearest wish. Focuses on the meaning of love.
An all-time children's classic "The Velveteen Rabbit" beautifully packaged with an adorable, authentic plush version of the beloved bunny! The Velveteen Rabbit's journey from outcast toy to real bunny is a classic tale of love, friendship and learning to be yourself. This special hardcover gift edition, which includes beautiful design on every page, reunites Margery Williams's text with the original full-color 1922 illustrations by William Nicholson. The plush stuffed bunny, which has been designed exclusively for this gift set, is made of high quality velveteen and based on these same original illustrations. We hope that he will become, like the Velveteen Rabbit himself, a cherished companion and inspiration.
By the time the velveteen rabbit is dirty, worn out, and about to be burned, he has almost given up hope of ever finding the magic called Real.
Beautiful classical music and simple sound effects help tell the well-known story of “The Velveteen Rabbit.” This favorite children’s classic tale is about a young boy that receives a stuffed, velveteen rabbit as a Christmas present. The Boy loves the rabbit, but after unwrapping the other presents, forgets about the Rabbit completely. The old, wise Skin Horse comforts the Rabbit by telling him not to worry, because the fancier toys will never become “Real.” The Skin Horse explains that “Real,” only happens when a child loves something for a very long, long time. One night, the Boy’s Nanny reaches into the toy cupboard and finds the Rabbit. She gives the Boy the Velveteen Rabbit to sleep with. That night, and for many nights after, the Velveteen Rabbit slept in the Boy’s bed. The Boy talked to the Velveteen Rabbit and they played games together. Find out what happens when the Boy becomes very ill and the doctor suggests that the Rabbit be thrown into the trash to be burned the next day. Will the Velveteen Rabbit ever become “Real?”A positive ending adds interest to this adorable story and encourages a lifelong love for reading.
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 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. There were other things in the stocking, nuts and oranges and a toy engine, and chocolate almonds and a clockwork mouse, but the Rabbit was quite the best of all. For at least two hours the Boy loved him, and then Aunts and Uncles came to dinner, and there was a great rustling of tissue paper and unwrapping of parcels, and in the excitement of looking at all the new presents the Velveteen Rabbit was forgotten. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Margery Williams's poignant classic about a shabby toy bunny and the little boy who loved him takes on an enchanting new life with the addition of captivating, ready-to-color illustrations by Thea Kliros.
When a young boy and his toy rabbit go outside to play, their imagination takes them on all sorts of adventures. But then the boy disappears. A storm is rapidly approaching, and the Velveteen Rabbit is all alone under the darkening sky. Will the boy return to find his rabbit before the rain comes?
The timeless story of a child and his toy illustrated with original two-color drawings. Revised and updated for a new audience.
When a little boy chooses to play with the Velveteen Rabbit instead of his more expensive toys, the doll learns what it means to be truly Real. Young and old alike will enjoy this collection of time-honored tales, featuring the stuffed bunny and including other favorites such as "Pinocchio," "Thumbelina," "Little Red Riding Hood," and "The Ugly Duckling."
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.
By the time the Velveteen Rabbit is dirty, worn out, and about to be burned, he has almost given up hope of ever finding the magic called Real.

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