Celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Velveteen Rabbit with a stunning new edition of the timeless classic, with illustrations by Erin Stead, Caldecott Medal winner of A Sick Day for Amos McGee.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR
A cherished, 100-year-old classic gets a fresh and breathtaking new look with brilliant art by Caldecott Medal winner Erin Stead, who has cited this story as an influence on her acclaimed career.
With the full, original story from the 1922 classic, this deluxe, collectable new edition of The Velveteen Rabbit will be the go-to gift for baby showers, birthdays, weddings, and holidays throughout the year.
At first a brand-new toy, now a threadbare and discarded nursery relic, the velveteen rabbit is saved from peril by a magic fairy who whisks him away to the idyllic world of Rabbitland. There, he becomes "Real," a cherished childhood companion who will be loved for eternity. Treasured for generations, and given new life from one of today's most exciting children's book creators, here is a timeless tale about the magic of boundless love.
About the Author
MARGERY WILLIAMS was born in London in 1881 and first came to the United States at the age of nine. For the rest of her life, she lived alternately in England and America. Her first novel was published when she was twenty-one, but she turned to writing for children in 1922 with the publication by Doubleday of The Velveteen Rabbit, the first and best-known of her thirty books for young people. Toward the end of her life, she lived in Greenwich Village, New York. She died there in 1944.
ERIN STEAD is the illustrator of the Caldecott Medal-winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee and its sequel, Amos McGee Misses the Bus, and the New York Times bestseller The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine. Her other acclaimed picture books include: Tony; And Then It's Spring; Bear Has a Story to Tell; Lenny & Lucy; If You Want to See a Whale; The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles; and Music for Mr. Moon. She lives in Michigan with her husband, author/illustrator Philip Stead. Visit Erin online at erinstead.com.
An NPR Best Book of the Year 2022
★ "Will entice a new generation of children to read or listen to the classic tale. . . . A beautiful, appealing update of this ageless story."—Booklist, starred review
"For this 100th-anniversary edition, Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Erin Stead took her turn, reimagining what it means to become real with lush, emotional illustrations that are guaranteed to pull at your heartstrings." —NPR
"Will continue to beguile young readers for generations to come." —Wall Street Journal
"Stead’s delicate woodblock print and pencil illustrations . . . match the lovely old-fashioned quality of the tale. . . . Living in such uncertain times, modern children have grown accustomed to seeing hardships reflected in their books; this is a sweet and loving break from that, and a beautiful story as well." —School Library Journal