Books by Margery Williams

THE VELVETEEN RABBIT by Margery Williams
by Margery Williams, translated by Yuki Kaneko, retold by Komako Sakai, illustrated by Komako Sakai
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 2, 2012

"No replacement for the original, but a particularly tender variant. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A lightly massaged version of the classic tale, with atmospherically combed and rubbed oil-pencil pictures. Read full book review >
THE VELVETEEN RABBIT by Margery Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2011

"With some quick fixes, this one could become closer to Real and worthy of a young reader's love. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
This serviceable iPad version of the classic stumbles, primarily over some fixable mistakes. Read full book review >
THE VELVETEEN RABBIT by Margery Williams
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Rendered in semitransparent watercolor and colored pencil, the art has an ethereal look that misses out on the warm intimacy Michael Hague brought to his interpretation (1983; reprinted in 2008), but for technical accomplishment and stateliness overmatches Monique Felix's similarly formal pictures (1994) or the plethora of less-memorable versions. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Precious as the language sounds to modern ears (the term "nursery magic" alone will likely set the eyes of even preliterate listeners to rolling), Williams' 1922 classic remains a read-aloud standard thanks to the way big themes of life, death and change weave through its seemingly small and largely familiar domestic events. Read full book review >
THE VELVETEEN RABBIT by Margery Williams
CHILDREN'S

"This app isn't reimagined or restored, it's simply recycled. (iPad storybook app. 3-10)"
It would be almost impossible to ruin Margery Williams' heartbreaking story of a toy rabbit who wants to be "Real" and is loved so much by a little boy that "all the pink rubbed off his nose where the Boy had kissed him." Read full book review >