The Velveteen Rabbit: Or How Toys Become Real

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This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic, timeless works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.

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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Overview

This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic, timeless works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.

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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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The beloved tale of the stuffed bunny who becomes real is complemented by delicate pastel drawings. Ages 3-7. (Feb.)
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The story has been abridged, too much so, to fit this die cut board version. It isn't the same story and lacks the strong emotional pull of the original. Undoubtedly, it will raise a few questions and some concerns such as why did the boy's toys have to be thrown away? However, it is still one that kids who have a beloved stuffed animal can relate to. The soft pastel illustrations suit the short text.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-4 Were it not for its jumpy design, this version would rank near the top of the half-dozen versions of The Velveteen Rabbit now available. The discomforting design may be accounted for by its translation from an electronic to a print medium (this version is based on a TV special narrated by Meryl Streep). Some illustrations are full page, others vignettes that bleed into the text; still other vignettes have hard edges; there are several isolated figures stuck on the white page; and here and there ovals, rather than rectangles, frame the images. No visual logic accounts for these design variations. Although there are several compelling illustrations, there are too many other scenes that just exist as if cut from larger cloth. The drawings themselves are well-crafted in a fuzzy range of colors that accentuates the warmer hues. Even the night is subfused with golden yellows. The effect is psychologically comforting, supporting the sentimental message of hope with its suggestion of death, resurrection and eternal life. Figures are rendered solidly and with anatomical conviction. Occasionally a pencil outline intrudes and breaks the dreamy magic's spell. Yet there can be no denying the magnetism of the individual characters. Kenneth Marantz, Art Education Department, Ohio State University, Columbus
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In this parable about rebirth and the mysterious power of love, the magic of a young boy's love changes a beloved toy bunny into a real live rabbit. In this new edition, Donna Green's charming watercolor illustrations help to animate Margery Williams' timeless children's classic.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781497547841
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/4/2014
  • Pages: 26
  • Sales rank: 392,025
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.05 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Santore is a renowned children’s book illustrator whose work has been widely exhibited in museums and celebrated with recognitions such as the prestigious Hamilton King Award, the Society of Illustrators Award of Excellence, and the Original Art 2000 Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators. Santore is best known for his luminous interpretations of classic children’s stories such as The Little Mermaid, Snow White, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s Paul Revere’s Ride, which was named 2004 Children’s Book of the Year for Poetry by the Bank Street College Children’s Book Committee. His paintings for The Wizard of Oz, featured in the edition that is widely considered to be the quintessential illustrated version, were used as the scenic backdrops for a major television performance of the work. Charles Santore lives and works in Philadelphia.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted April 8, 2010

    One of the best books I read as a child.

    This was my favorite book when I was a child. To this day, it still gets me choked up. Very touching story of the love a child has for his toy and what that love has done for the rabbit. Beautiful illustrations to keep a child interested in the pages and the story. Sniff, Sniff.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2010

    The Velveteen Rabbit

    This is my standard baby shower gift along with a B&N gift care. The story is timeless and the illustrations are lovely.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 24, 2010

    A Classic

    A classic story for young and old whose message we never outgrow.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 24, 2010

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    A nice edition at a great price.

    I recently purchased this book for my 4 and 5 year olds. I thought that it was beautifully illustrated. Of course the story is a classic, and at this great price it is a perfect addition to your children's library.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 9, 2011

    I luv it

    Read it at the library

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 17, 2010

    Nice book

    I really like this book. It has nice pictures. The story is interesting. Although I bought it along with a stuffed rabbit, I'm holding on to it until my kids are bigger. They are two and a half. I think the rating for 4 and over is appropriate. There are two many words for younger readers and perhaps the story itself is better suited to an older child. I would not want my kids to think I'm going to take away their toys if they get sick. I think you could explain it better to a child over 4. I am looking forward to giving this to my kids when they are older. By then, they will have more imagination and be happy for the rabbit who becomes real.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

    It's always good to be reminded that love has not preset shape!

    The intrinsic value of attachment on an emotional level-hence real love- is a great reminder for anyone of any age. Total value in this book.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2011

    so sweetty

    lovely app, nicely colored and implemented)

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2011

    sweet rabbit

    yeah, that was a nice surprise to have this book here!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    The Velveteen Rabbit

    This is a classic book and a must for all children. I bought it for my granddaughter but had to wait until she was able to read the book. She enjoyed it and it is a book you read and always remember.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    The Velveteen Rabbit

    Great rendition and illustration of The Velveteen Rabbit. Quite pleasant to read to children. They understand it and really correlate it with the illustrations in the book.

    The price was right. It's a great read. If you can find it buy it.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    Great classic children's book

    This is the same artwork that I remember reading when I was a kid, so I really wanted to get this version for my baby on the way. Great classic book. It gets me all teary-eyed :)

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2010

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    Velveteen Rabbit is love for all ages and hearts.

    This story is one that I have read for years to my students at school during my career,to my children at home during their youth, and now to my grandchildren at their homes during Easter. It is timeless and beyond a 'classic'. I sent this to my youngest grandchild for her Easter present this year. She will start school next fall and just loved the story and the stuffed Velveteen bunny that accompanied it. Thank you for making this available for purchase online, swift mailing, and arrival in good condition. I will definitely utilize your services again.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2010

    Great illustrations

    Got this book for my little neice. This is a great story and the illustrations in this book are wonderful! I think this book is a good one for every age.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2011

    rabbit

    adore the rabbit, the graphics is just the best.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2010

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    got it as a present

    one of my favorite books growing up. bought it as a present. awesome price

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2009

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    This is a awesome version! VINTAGE LIKE!

    I just recieved this today and was amazed at the Vintage aapeal of the book! The illistrations arent too done up and very good, easy on the eye. There almost like a pen and ink 1800s look! The paper looks like parchment paper if it isnt i dont know? But the book blew my mind! I ordered it because of the front cover being so antiqued looking and i was right it is an antique! Though it is new! I would expect to find this in an attic of a luxurious house! And the story is the classic velveteen rabbit! Deffinately a GREAT BUY!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 22, 2009

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    classic

    this book should be on the shelf of every child. We all remember the story of a stuffed toy that is loved so much it becomes real. This magical story is def one i would recommend

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2009

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    A textbook of information about reality

    My philosophy (metaphysics) teacher in college used The Velveteen Rabbit to teach metaphysics in college. I have loved the book ever since. I give it to parents of adopted children (as one of mine was) to teach the power of love.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 10, 2009

    A necessary book

    I truly believe every child should have this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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