Margery Williams’ famous story tells of a young boy and his treasured favorite toy, a splendid “fat and bunchy” rabbit, whose ears are lined with pink sateen. He carries it everywhere, talks to it, pretends with it, sleeps with it each night. The love he steadfastly bestows on his toy helps him through a serious illness and afterwards saves his beloved bunny from a terrible fate.
Margery Williams was born in London in 1881. During her lifetime she lived in England, America, and Italy and wrote numerous books for adults and children. This book, The Velveteen Rabbit or How Toys Become Real, was her most well-known and was first published in 1922.