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The Velveteen Rabbit

Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
Length: 27 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 5-7
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This new edition of the timeless classic is beautifully narrated by BAFTA-nominated actor Juliet Stevenson.

When the Velveteen Rabbit first arrives in the nursery, he is snubbed by the other toys. But the Rabbit soon makes friends with the Skin Horse, who explains how toys can become 'real', if only they are loved enough. The Velveteen Rabbit longs for this to happen until, one day, he finds that he is Boy's very favourite toy. They play together through a long, golden summer and, even though Rabbit becomes shabbier and shabbier, he becomes 'real' to the boy who loves him so much. The rabbits in the garden think otherwise - how can Rabbit be real when he can't leap and hop? But when Boy is ill with Scarlet Fever, and Rabbit is thrown away, Rabbit finally discovers what it truly means to be real. As he sheds a tear, a magical fairy transforms him into a real, wild rabbit, though her parting words remind him that he was always real to the boy.

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Magical

My 8 year old daughter loved this story. She has a very similar “shabby” toy herself who she has adored since she came into this world.

When I asked her what she liked about the story, she said, “Everything!”

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  • 13-03-18

a wonderful story to read buy a wonderful narrator

The Velveteen Rabbit is a classic children's story told in a beautiful way. a story of how it's a rabbit becomes real. The narrator Juliet Stevenson does an amazing job in having you fall in love, sympathize and feel all the emotions of The Velveteen Rabbit.

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