"Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's 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. You become. It takes a long time. Generally, 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."
Clearly this classic children’s story includes timeless themes and deep truths hidden within a magical, heart-warming story, making this rabbit's adventures beloved by generations. This original edition reproduction of the story avoids editing for an easier reading level, keeping the style and details Margery Williams included herself. The delightful illustrations that accompanied that first published edition are also here. Although this story has been republished and illustrated many times since its first publication in 1922, this book gives readers the experience of stepping into the time of the author and illustrator as they are drawn into this unforgettable, imaginative tale.