Raggedy Ann & Andy: a read-aloud treasury

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Little Simon, Oct 25, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 94 pages
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Beloved dolls for the ages...

Ninety years ago a story about a rag doll found in a grandmother's attic captured the hearts of Americans. Through many generations Raggedy Ann and Andy and their stories have been shared between parents and children and grandparents and grandchildren. This new collection combines those stories of adventure, friendship, and devotion in one volume that begs to be read aloud!

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The Raggedy Ann and Andy Stories

User Review  - krng - Overstock.com

Beautiful book, great stories and illustrations, makes a great gift!Since this the anniversary year for Raggedy Ann, so if you buy a doll and book, makes a lovely combination gift. Read full review

Great stories about Raggedy Ann and Andy

User Review  - Gramwand - Walmart

Since my Great Granddaughter has a Raggedy Ann that I purchased for her, this is the perfect gift to give along with the doll. Great old fashioned stories to read aloud to small children. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
25
Section 2
36
Section 3
49
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About the author (2005)

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 volume of Grimms' fairy tales. He is best known for creating the Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls and stories. It all started when he gave his daughter Marcella a dusty, faceless doll that was found in his mother's attic. He drew a face on it, named her Raggedy Ann, and created stories about her for Marcella. Eventually, he decided to recreate the doll and stories for other children and in 1915, he patented and trademarked the design of the doll. He published the first book and matching doll in 1918 with the P. F. Volland Company. Many more stories and the Raggedy Andy doll soon followed. He died on January 9, 1939.

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