Velveteen Rabbit – Margery Williams
“Here was once a velveteen rabbit, and in the beginning he was really splendid. He was fat and bunchy, as a rabbit should be; his coat was spotted brown and white, he had real thread whiskers, and his ears were lined with pink sateen. On Christmas morning, when he sat wedged in the top of the Boy’s stocking, with a sprig of holly between his paws, the effect was charming.”
First published in 1922, Margery Williams’s beloved children’s tale of a toy rabbit’s quest to become real has enchanted adults and children alike. After accompanying the Boy on many adventures, the Rabbit learns of his tragic fate—and upon being set outside on the eve of his destruction, magic happens. Originally illustrated by William Nicholson, this beloved story has been adapted for stage and screen numerous times since its publication.