Margery Williams Bianco





Margery Williams Bianco


Born
in London, England, The United Kingdom
July 22, 1881

Died
September 04, 1944

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Influences
Walter de la Mare


Margery Williams Bianco was an English-American author, primarily of popular children's books. A professional writer since the age of nineteen, she achieved lasting fame at forty-one with the 1922 publication of the classic that is her best-known work, The Velveteen Rabbit.

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The Velveteen Rabbit

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4.29 avg rating — 191,890 ratings — published 1922 — 391 editions
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The Little Wooden Doll

4.45 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 1925 — 3 editions
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The Velveteen Rabbit

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The Skin Horse

3.93 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 1927 — 4 editions
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Winterbound

3.58 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 1936 — 10 editions
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Poor Cecco

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The Hurdy-Gurdy Man

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Other People's Houses

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Seven Silly Wise Men

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The Velveteen Rabbit & Othe...

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“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.'

'Does it hurt?' asked the Rabbit.

'Sometimes,' said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. 'When you are Real you don't mind being hurt.'

'Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,' he asked, 'or bit by bit?'

'It doesn't happen all at once,' said the Skin Horse. 'You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. 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.”
Margery Williams Bianco, The Velveteen Rabbit

“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.”
Margery Williams Bianco, The Velveteen Rabbit

“You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. 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 your 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.”
Margery Williams Bianco, The Velveteen Rabbit

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  12 votes, 3.7%

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