Raggedy Ann Stories by Johnny Gruelle

Raggedy Ann Stories

byJohnny GruelleIllustratorJohnny GruelleIntroduction byKim Gruelle

Picture Books | September 30, 1993

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Since Raggedy Ann first appeared in print in 1918, she has charmed millions of readers with her always warm and optimistic outlook and calm approach to difficulties. Now she returns to delight a new generation in this carefully produced reissue, which restores the book to its original appearance.
All the original stories are here, as Raggedy Ann comes to Marcella's nursery and quickly becomes the leader of the dolls. After learning a lesson from a naughty raid on the pantry, Raggedy Ann's adventures show her striving to be good -- and succeeding. She and the other dolls rescue Fido, the family dog, from the dogcatcher. When, in one adventure, Raggedy Ann has to have her stuffing replaced, she gets her famous "I LOVE YOU" candy heart. Raggedy Ann also goes up in a kite, teaches two new dolls to be tolerant, and shares the excitement of a baby brother for Marcella, among several other tales.
Johnny Gruelle's delicate illustrations are the perfect companions to the well-loved stories in this American classic, the only edition authorized by the Gruelle family. A brief biography of the author-artist by his grandson, Kim Gruelle, makes this edition especially valuable.

About The Author

Author, illustrator, and cartoonist Johnny Gruelle was born in Arcola, Illinois on December 24, 1880. Throughout his life, he worked as an illustrator and cartoonist for numerous newspapers and magazines including The New York Herald and McCall's. In 1914, he received his first book commission which was a set of illustrations for a vol...

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Title:Raggedy Ann StoriesFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:96 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:September 30, 1993Publisher:Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0027375854

ISBN - 13:9780027375855

Appropriate for ages: 5

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Raggedy Ann Stories includes the tale of Raggedy Ann's arrival in Marcella's nursery, the origin of her candy heart, the rescue of Fido, and other stories in which Raggedy Ann leads the dolls by her generous example. Full-color illustrations.