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About Komako Sakai
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 author-illustrators in Japan. She is well known in the U.S. for In The Meadow (Enchanted Lion Books), Emily’s Balloon, and The Snow Day.
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The Velveteen Rabbit (or How Toys Become Real) is a children's book written by Margery Williams which chronicles the story of a stuffed rabbit's desire to become real through the love of his owner. The book remains her most famous. It has remained a classic piece of literature through numerous adaptations in children's theatre as well as on radio, television and in the movies.
A young rabbit wakes up to wonderful news: A snow day! School is canceled, and the day that follows is rich with the magic and delight of the falling snow. And yet there is longing too, as the young rabbit and his mother wait for news of his father, grounded on a plane in a faraway city.... The news that his father will be home tomorrow gives the book a peaceful, comforting, and perfect ending.