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Raggedy Andy Stories

Raggedy Andy Stories by Johnny  Gruelle
By: (1880-1938)

Raggedy Ann is a fictional character created by writer Johnny Gruelle (1880–1938) in a series of books he wrote and illustrated for young children. Raggedy Ann is a rag doll with red yarn for hair. The character was created in 1915 as a doll, and was introduced to the public in the 1918 book Raggedy Ann Stories. A doll was also marketed along with the book to great success. A sequel, Raggedy Andy Stories (1920) introduced the character of her brother, Raggedy Andy, dressed in sailor suit and hat.

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RAGGEDY ANDY STORIES

[Illustration: Raggedy Andy on a bar]

RAGGEDY ANDY STORIES

Introducing the Little Rag Brother of Raggedy Ann

Written & Illustrated by JOHNNY GRUELLE

[Illustration: Raggedy Andy]

LITTLE SIMON New York London Toronto Sydney

[Illustration: TO MARCELLA'S MAMA]

[Illustration: Raggedy Andy bowing]

Gainsville, Florida, January 8, 1919.

Johnny Gruelle, Care of P. F. Volland Company. Chicago, Ill.

Dear Johnny:

When I saw your Raggedy Ann books and dolls in a store near here, I went right in and bought one of each, and when I had read your introduction to "Raggedy Ann" I went right up to an old trunk in my own attic and brought down the doll I am sending you with this letter.

This doll belonged to my mother and she played with it when a little girl. She treasured it highly, I know, for she kept it until I came and then she gave it to me.

The fun that we two have had together I cannot begin to tell you, but often, like the little boy who went out into the garden to eat worms when all the world seemed blue and clouded, this doll and I went out under the arbor and had our little cry together... Continue reading book >>


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