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The Velveteen rabbit
Escuela Oficial de Idiomas (Málaga) The Velveteen Rabbit
THE AUTHOR <ul><li>Margery Williams Bianco (1881-1944) was an English-American author, primarily of popular children’s books. </li></ul><ul><li>A professional writer since the age of nineteen, she achieved lasting fame at forty one, with the 1922 publication of the classic that is her best-known work: The Velveteen Rabbit. </li></ul>
THE VELVETEEN RABBIT IS A PERENNIAL CLASSIC <ul><li>Although it was written over 80 years ago , most kids will still relate to this story about a stuffed rabbit that wishes desperately to be real. </li></ul><ul><li>When you first read this book, it might seem surprising that this short and simple tale has endured for so long, but there are subtle messages that make it special ... </li></ul>
<ul><li>The Velveteen Rabbit proved to be a big hit , and it continues to be in print today, with most bookstores boasting a copy in their children's sections. </li></ul><ul><li>Several film adaptations of the story have been made, along with recorded and dramatized versions . </li></ul>THE VELVETEEN RABBIT NOWADAYS
“ The magical relationships and the extraordinary power of love will stay with readers all ages long after they put the book down...” A STORY ABOUT… <ul><li>LOVE </li></ul><ul><li>FRIENDSHIP </li></ul><ul><li>THE DESIRE TO BETTER ONESELF </li></ul><ul><li>THE CONSEQUENCES OF GETTING OLDER </li></ul>
<ul><li>Every kid has wondered if their toys could talk or if they could possibly be real. In fact, the Toy Story movies , based on just that concept, are popular for a reason! </li></ul><ul><li>It’s hard to believe that it was 1922 when Margery Williams first addressed that same subject , in The Velveteen Rabbit, where readers get a glimpse into a toy’s life. </li></ul>WHAT DOES THE VELVETEEN RABBIT HAVE IN COMMON WITH THE TOY STORY MOVIES?
<ul><li>Although this is a book for children, the vocabulary and sentence structure may be challenging for people learning a foreign language . There are also some words and concepts that might be unfamiliar, as they are specific to the time period. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many works of literature intended for children but rich in insight and wisdom about our adult reality . The Velveteen Rabbit is definitely one of them. </li></ul>SOME CHILDREN’S BOOKS ARE ALSO FOR GROWN-UPS
“ Real is something you must feel in your heart ”
“ The Velveteen Rabbit is a story about friendship and loyalty”
No matter where he is, the Velveteen Rabbit seems different from everyone else
What does it mean to be different? How do we treat people who are different?
The Velveteen Rabbit is a children's story book about a toy that comes to life.
“ Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand.”
“ REAL isn't how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When someone loves you for a long, long time”
"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You BECOME. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept.