Author(s): Margery Williams
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 . . . This timeless picture book, beautifully illustrated by William Nicholson, has been read and cherished by many generations of children and their parents and is now available in this beautiful hardback edition with a new cover design.
Margery Williams was born in London in 1881. She moved with her family to the USA in 1890 and there started a career as a writer at the age of nineteen. She wrote many stories for children, of which The Velveteen Rabbit is the most famous. William Nicholson was born in 1872 and was one of England's most prestigious still-life and portrait painters. He also wrote and illustrated many children's books, including Clever Bill, which is now also available in this new hardback edition from Egmont.