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The Velveteen Rabbit

By: Margery Williams
Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
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Summary

This new edition of the timeless classic is beautifully narrated by BAFTA-nominated actor Juliet Stevenson.

When the Velveteen Rabbit first arrives in the nursery, he is snubbed by the other toys. But the Rabbit soon makes friends with the Skin Horse, who explains how toys can become 'real', if only they are loved enough. The Velveteen Rabbit longs for this to happen until, one day, he finds that he is Boy's very favourite toy. They play together through a long, golden summer and, even though Rabbit becomes shabbier and shabbier, he becomes 'real' to the boy who loves him so much. The rabbits in the garden think otherwise - how can Rabbit be real when he can't leap and hop? But when Boy is ill with Scarlet Fever, and Rabbit is thrown away, Rabbit finally discovers what it truly means to be real. As he sheds a tear, a magical fairy transforms him into a real, wild rabbit, though her parting words remind him that he was always real to the boy.

©1922 Margery Williams (P)2017 Nosy Crow Ltd

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Magical

My 8 year old daughter loved this story. She has a very similar “shabby” toy herself who she has adored since she came into this world.

When I asked her what she liked about the story, she said, “Everything!”

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  • 13-03-18

a wonderful story to read buy a wonderful narrator

The Velveteen Rabbit is a classic children's story told in a beautiful way. a story of how it's a rabbit becomes real. The narrator Juliet Stevenson does an amazing job in having you fall in love, sympathize and feel all the emotions of The Velveteen Rabbit.

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  • 26-10-21

The Love of a Child


When we were all small we had special friends. Some were loved so hard, and we would have tea. We could hold conversations. Now at 72 I can only wish to have a close rabbit, or My Teddy that had gotten wet when the fireman were putting out the house fire. He had a large rust spot from being layed on something metal to dry, he lost an eye, and his white fur turned gray, I didn't care as long as I had him to sleep with and discuss the topics of the day. I still have him some where. After listening to the "Velveteen Rabbit". I think I will look for Teddy tomorrow. Good night and thank you for reminding me, of being a little girl with Teddy to play with and talk to.