|Margery Williams. Abridged by Ruth Martin. Sophie Allsopp, illus.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||32 / 2011|
|Publisher:||Five Mile Press|
"Real isn't how you are made," says the Skin Horse in Margery Williams's classic tale of nursery magic. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but really loves you, then you become Real." Originally published nearly a century ago, and beloved by readers of all ages ever since, The Velveteen Rabbit is presented here with Sophie Allsopp's delicately drawn yet precise watercolors, which never overwhelm the thoughtful tone of the text. Ruth Martin's sensitive abridgement can be read aloud in a single sitting.