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A breathtakingly illustrated full-color rendition of the classic Velveteen Rabbit from bestselling illustrator Charles Santore, accompanied by a keepsake plush bunny. This boxed set includes the cherished children's classic in a full-color illustrated hardcover format, accompanied by a keepsake plush Velveteen Rabbit. The classic story is faithfully reproduced with Charles Santore's lavish illustrations on every spread. The special gatefold is so spectacular, you won't want to turn the page. Originally published in 1922, the classic story of a toy rabbit who loves a boy so much he eventually becomes real has charmed childrenand adultsfor nearly a century. This heirloom edition, containing Margery Williams' original text paired with gorgeous paintings by award-winning illustrator Charles Santore, is sure to be treasured by families for many years to come.
Charles Santore is a renowned children’s book illustrator whose work has been widely exhibited in museums and celebrated with recognitions such as the prestigious Hamilton King Award, the Society of Illustrators Award of Excellence, and the Original Art 2000 Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators. Santore is best known for his luminous interpretations of classic children’s stories such as The Little Mermaid, Snow White, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s Paul Revere’s Ride, which was named 2004 Children’s Book of the Year for Poetry by the Bank Street College Children’s Book Committee. His paintings for The Wizard of Oz, featured in the edition that is widely considered to be the quintessential illustrated version, were used as the scenic backdrops for a major television performance of the work. More than 6 million copies of his books have been purchased. Charles Santore lives and works in Philadelphia.