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The Velveteen Rabbit (Hardback)
  • The Velveteen Rabbit (Hardback)
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The Velveteen Rabbit (Hardback)

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Hardback 40 Pages / Published: 06/12/2012
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The tender relationship between the boy and his stuffed rabbit shines through gorgeous, luminous illustrations, transporting adult readers into the world of childhood while giving children a picture of themselves. In her retelling of The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams, Komako Sakai's text flows beautifully with her evocative, color-saturated illustrations. Written in gentle tones, the text resonates with the tender relationship between the boy and his toy rabbit. And, as always, Sakai's sensitive illustrations succeed in an absolute sense in evoking the interior world of the child, with all of its playful energy and poignant solitude. Her depictions of child and rabbit are memorable and may well become part of our collective, cultural memory of Williams' original book. Sakai's text is simpler than Williams', allowing her illustrations to convey much that is left unsaid, making for a fine integrity between word and image. Komako Sakai was born in Hyogo, Japan. After graduating from Tokyo's National University of Fine Arts and Music, Sakai worked at a kimono textile design company. She is currently one of the most popular authors and illustrators in Japan. She is well known in the United States for In the Meadow, Emily's Balloon, and The Snow Day.

Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
ISBN: 9781592701285
Number of pages: 40
Weight: 467 g
Dimensions: 270 x 215 x 15 mm


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Recommended in The Wall Street Journal's 2012 Gift Guide "Here Ms. Sakai again displays her gift for depicting inner truths in the outer appearance of very small children. In the cupping of small hands, the confiding turn of a face, Ms. Sakai captures without a bit of saccharine the transportation of a boy into the realm of his own imagination." -- Meghan Cox Gurdon, The Wall Street Journal

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