Raggedy Ann & Andy
Raggedy Ann and Andy Series. Raggedy Ann is a fictional character created by American writer Johnny Gruelle — in a series of books he wrote and illustrated for young children. Raggedy Ann is a rag doll with red yarn for hair and has a triangle nose. The character was created in as a doll, and was introduced to the public in the book Raggedy Ann Stories. A… More. Raggedy Ann Stories by Johnny Gruelle. All the original stories are here, as Raggedy Ann… More.
Gruelle is best known as the creator of Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy. This early artistic upbringing had a great effect on the young Gruelle, with legendary figures such as the best-selling poet and author James Whitcomb Riley — , being regular guests at their home.
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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! Johnny Gruelle was an extremely talented cartoonist, illustrator, and storyteller. He had already written and illustrated a book of original fairy tales before creating the Raggedy Ann and Andy stories. Raggedy Ann, heroine of the first book, was a favorite doll of his daughter, Marcella, who died after a long illness at the age of thirteen.
Johnny Gruelle December 24, — January 9, was an American artist, political cartoonist, children's book and comics authors, illustrator, and storyteller. He also created the Beloved Belindy doll  Gruelle also contributed cartoons and illustrations to at least ten newspapers, four major new syndicates, and more than a dozen national magazines. He was the son of Hoosier Group painter Richard Gruelle. John was exposed to art and literature at an early age. His father, Richard , who was a self-taught portrait and landscape painter who became associated with the Hoosier Group of American Impressionist painters. Steele , Otto Stark , and J. Ottis Adams.