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The Velveteen Rabbit Read & download ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ ❅ [KINDLE] ✾ The Velveteen Rabbit By Margery Williams Bianco ➞ – A stuffed toy rabbit with real thread whiskers comes to life in Margery Williams's timeless tale of thNot just to play with but REALLY loves you then you become Real' This sentimental classic perfect for any child who's ever thought that maybe just maybe his or her toys have feelings has been charming children since its first publication in A great read aloud for all ages but children ages and up can read it on their ow. At what age does a child learn what is real How long does the blurring between fantasy and reality persist for a young child And when harsh reality kicks in with a vengeance isn’t a little bit of magic lost foreverThe loss of childhood innocence is always poignant Adults sometimes continue to live in our imaginations and dreams through stories so we may manage to hang on to a little bit of this magic through our adulthoodThe Velveteen Rabbit or How Toys Become Real is a much loved classic book from 1922 The story speaks to children especially the shy introverts or dreamers who love the magic of it all For adults it may lift us back into the dreamy world of childhood when anything is possible and nothing is set in stone It deals both with what is “real” and also explores the world of the imagination and possibilities beyond the literal truth In some ways it encourages the child to think about the bigger uestions of life and the universe And as with all good fantasy it poses the uestion “What if”The author Margery Williams Bianco drew from her own experience to write The Velveteen Rabbit She had been born in London but her father died when she was seven years old and the family went to America to live just two years later She actually became a professional writer at 19 but she only started writing for children much later when her own children had grown upAfter her early emigration to the United States Margery lived in a rural Pennsylvania farming community At nineteen she returned to London to try to sell some of her work Some of it was published but none was very successful While visiting her publisher Margery Williams met Francesco Bianco an Italian living in London who was employed as the manager of one of the book departments The two were married and had two childrenMargery Williams Bianco had strong memories of her own early childhood and of her father a deeply loving and caring parent who had encouraged both her and her older sister to read and use their imaginations She recalled the way her father described characters from various books to capture her imagination and tempt her with their amazing worlds within Her strong desire to read soon developed into a need to write for herself and she now realised these were both instilled in her at an early age by her fatherMargery Williams Bianco found that all the memories of the toys which had been such an important part of her life surged to the fore At the age of 41 she wrote her first children’s novel The Velveteen Rabbit realising that children’s lives are enriched by toys whose personalities they have created while playing with themThe story tells of a stuffed rabbit splendidly sewn from velveteen A small boy finds him in his Christmas stocking and is enchanted with his new present playing with nothing else for about two hours But then the velveteen rabbit is forgotten and put away to live in the toy cupboard or abandoned on the nursery floor The velveteen rabbit is uite shy though and doesn’t really mindBut because the rabbit is made of velveteen some of the other toys snub him They are modern and mechanical and they think a toy rabbit made of velveteen is very old fashioned Even Timothy a jointed wooden lion looks down on him However there is a wise old toy in the nursery a Skin Horse who is kind to him The velveteen rabbit is curious about what it means to be real and whether these expensive toys are real than him But the Skin Horse insists “Real isn’t how you are made When a child loves you for a long long time not just to play with but REALLY loves you then you become Real”The velveteen rabbit is very much in awe of this idea He wants to know if it would hurt or take very long to happen but doubts whether it would happen to him for a long time “When you are real you don’t mind being hurt” said the wise Skin HorseOne night when Nana is bustling around tidying the nursery she cannot find the boy’s favourite toy a china dog for him to take to bed with him So she gives him the velveteen rabbit to sleep with instead The velveteen rabbit loves this time when he can snuggle down with the little boy and grows to feel special The little boy tells him about the tunnels that the real rabbits live in and makes tunnels for him under the bedclothesThe velveteen rabbit is very happy He has become the little boy’s favourite toy “Spring came and wherever the boy went the rabbit went too” He did not notice that his coat was getting shabby and worn away in places Then the big moment came Nana was sent out to look for the rabbit who had accidentally been left outside after a picnic and she was cross at all the fuss being made for a toy But the little boy insisted the velveteen rabbit was not just a toy “He’s REAL”When the rabbit heard this he was so proud and felt so much love himself for the little boy that he felt his heart would burstTime passed In the summer he came across some wild rabbits He was fascinated by them but realised that they could do much than he could They could run and jump and hop and even dance The velveteen rabbit tried to cover up the fact that he had no hind legs but eventually the wild rabbits realised that he could not hop as they did and he didn’t smell right at all They decided that he was not a real rabbit and ran away The velveteen rabbit was so very sad After all he knew he was realThe velveteen rabbit becomes older and even shabbier but he is happy because the boy still loves him That is until one day the boy view spoiler becomes ill with scarlet fever and the doctor says that the boy should be taken to the seaside to recover But what of the velveteen rabbit The doctor says he would be a mass of germs and instructs Nana to put him outside and left out in the garden for the gardener to burnOvernight the velveteen rabbit sadly reflects on his life What is the use of being real if it all ends like this He cries a real tear falling from his velvet nose onto the ground Then there is magic A beautiful flower appears where the tear fell and a fairy steps out of the flower to comfort the velveteen rabbit She explains that she is the Nursery Magic Fairy who takes care of all the playthings that the boy has loved and turns them into “Real” And then she says another marvellous thingBecause the velveteen rabbit has become Real to the boy who truly loves him she will make him become Real to everyoneThe fairy takes the rabbit to the forest where the wild rabbits live and gives the velveteen rabbit a kiss Instantly he is changed into a real rabbit although it takes a long time for him to realise this “He actually had hind legs He gave one leap and the joy of using those hind legs was so great that he went springing about the turfHe was a Real Rabbit at last“The next spring when he is playing in the forest the boy spots the rabbits and especially notices one who looked exactly like the velveteen rabbit who had got lost when he had scarlet fever But he was not to know that this really was his own toy rabbit whom he had helped to become Real hide spoiler

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In time the shy The Velveteen PDF Rabbit befriends the tattered Skin Horse the wisest resident of the nursery who reveals the goal of all nursery toys to be made real through the love of a human 'Real isn't how you are made' said the Skin Horse 'It's a thing that happens to you When a child loves you for a long long time. 45 stars When I found out that the classic children's story The Velveteen Rabbit was old enough to be free online at Gutenbergorg complete with the original illustrations AND that it has a Christmas connection the story begins with the rabbit tucked into the boy's Christmas stocking I couldn't resist It's a heartfelt story about unselfish love and how that makes us real Perhaps a little sentimental okay it's definitely sentimental but it touched meHere's a link It only takes about 20 minutes or so to read December buddy read with the Retro Reads group

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The Velveteen RabbitA stuffed toy rabbit with real thread whiskers comes to life in Margery Williams's timeless tale of the transformative power of love Given as a Christmas gift to a young boy the Velveteen Rabbit lives in the nursery with all of the other toys waiting for the day when the Boy as he is called will choose him as a playmate. A terrific book even as an adult but it gave me uite a scare as a little kid See I actually managed to get scarlet fever in the first grade and because of The Velveteen Rabbit I was terrified that someone was going to come in and force me to burn all of my toys like the kid in the book had to when he was sick Thankfully though medicine advanced beyond toy burning in between the publishing of this book and 1982 so my GI Joes were safe