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Margery Williams Bianco (1881-1944) was born in London in 1881, and first came to the United States when she was nine years old. She lived in the United States and England alternately for the rest of her life. Her first adult novel was published when she was 21, but the Velveteen Rabbit was the first, and best-known, of her thirty children's books.
The Velveteen Rabbit

Order Hardcover - Henry Holt (1983)

The Velveteen Rabbit

Order Hardcover - Atheneum (October 2002)


"...once you become real, you can't be ugly, except to those who don't understand."

A story for both children and adults. To the child, this is about a friendship between a boy and his rabbit; to the grownups, it is a story that reminds us to accept ourselves as persons worthy of being loved and the real persons we become through loving relationships.

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