A Possible Children’s Illustrated Books Timeline

Picture Books that Made History in the Twentieth Century

08 – The Velveteen Rabbit (or How Toys Become Real)

Compilation, research and translation by Estela Agudelo


Official movie trailer The Velveteen Rabbit (2009)

This classic of children's literature is the first children’s novel by English-American author Margery Williams Bianco, and illustrated by English artist William Nicholson. This chronicles is a story of a stuffed rabbit and his quest to become real through the love of his owner. It was first published in 1922, and has been republished many times since.
The Velveteen Rabitt was Williams Bianco first American book. It became an instant classic and has remained so through numerous adaptations in children's theater as well as on radio, television and in the movies.

Original publication details.

Covers for diferents re-publications of The Velveteen Rabbit.



Illustrating Children’s Pictured Books. WITHROW, Steven. BREEN-WITHROW, Lesley (2009)
Illustrating Children’s Books. SALISBURY, Martin (2004)
Writing With Pictures. How to Write and illustrated Children’s Books. SHULEVITZ, Uri (1985)



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