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The Velveteen Rabbit

or, How Toys Become Real

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Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,195 / 21 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.8
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 6,299
Added to site: 2006.05.21 13689

e, and that in itself was such a wonderful thing that he could think of nothing else.

And while the Boy was asleep, dreaming of the seaside, the little Rabbit lay among the old picture-books in the corner behind the fowl-house, and he felt very lonely. The sack had been left untied, and so by wriggling a bit he was able to get his head through the opening and look out. He was shivering a little, for he had always been used to sleeping in a proper bed, and by this time his coat had worn so thin and threadbare from hugging that it was no longer any protection to him. Near by he could see the thicket of raspberry canes, growing tall and close like a tropical jungle, in whose shadow he had played with the Boy on bygone mornings. He thought of those long sunlit hours in the garden-how happy they were-and a great sadness came over him. He seemed to see them all pass before him, each more beautiful than the other, the fairy huts in the flower-bed, the quiet evenings in the wood when he lay in the bracken and

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4.7 from 3 reviews: *****

This is a lovely story about a stuffed rabbit that comes alive. Even though it is meant for children, I found it to be a touching story for adults too. Recommended.


Classic children's tale. Took about 5-10 minutes to read, definitely a touching story.


This is a classic children's book about a toy rabbit who wants to be real.I cried when I read it.It's a great read.I love it.



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