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Book Title: The Velveteen Rabbit

Author: Margery Williams

Book Description:

The Velveteen Rabbit offers one of the most profound and important messages to consider: "Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It is a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with but REALLY loves you, then you become Real..." "It doesn't happen all at once...it takes a long time...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."

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