By Margery Williams, Gennady Spirin

ISBN-10: 0761458484

ISBN-13: 9780761458487

A toy velveteen rabbit longs to be enjoyed, and he starts to adventure this whilst a boy adopts him as his favourite toy. however the rabbit wonders approximately "real" after assembly rabbits with ft that pad softly at the flooring and with noses that twitch. He learns that he can’t leap just like the different rabbits and that he smells assorted. It’s simply whilst a mysterious nursery fairy kisses him that the velveteen rabbit learns eventually what it’s prefer to be real—not simply to the boy, yet to everybody. Gennady Spirin’s beguiling ink-and-watercolor illustrations convey new lifestyles to Margery Williams’ vintage textual content, invigorating it with secret and pathos earlier than the rabbit is remodeled via the fairy’s magical contact. A ancient word is included.

The 1922 vintage textual content illustrated with luxurious new paintings.

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She asked. ” said the doctor. — Burn it at once. What? Nonsense? Get him a new one. ” 30 And so the little Rabbit was put into a sack with the old picture books and a lot of rubbish and carried out to the end of the garden behind the fowl-house. That was a fine place to make a bonfire, only the gardener was too busy just then to attend to it. He had the potatoes to dig and the green peas to gather, but next morning he promised to come quite early and burn the whole lot. That night the Boy slept in a different bedroom, and he had a new bunny to sleep with him.

It was so beautiful that the little Rabbit forgot to cry and just lay there watching it. And presently the blossom opened, and out of it there stepped a fairy. She was quite the loveliest fairy in the whole world. Her dress was of pearl and dewdrops, and there were flowers round her neck and in her hair, and her face was like the most perfect flower of all. And she came close to the little Rabbit and gathered him up in her arms and kissed him on his velveteen nose that was all damp from crying.

They had carried the Boy out on to the balcony, wrapped in a shawl, and the little Rabbit lay tangled up among the bedclothes, thinking. The Boy was going to the seaside tomorrow. Everything was arranged, and now it only remained to carry out the doctor’s orders. They talked about it all, while the little Rabbit lay under the bedclothes, with just his head peeping out, and listened. The room was to be disinfected, and all the books and toys that the Boy had played with in bed must be burnt. ” thought the little Rabbit.

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