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Raggedy Ann Stories Hardcover – 1 Jan 1991
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About the Author
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 eventually created over forty Raggedy Ann and Andy books, all capturing his unique version of childhood.
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That is, don't buy the 2015 Milk Press edition.
It is a cheap imitation of the real Raggedy Andy book. To begin with, there are no pictures of any kind in the book.
The best you get are the captions of the pictures, and those are too small to read.
The text is also too small to read. Older people trying to read this to children would be straining their eyes.
And the children would become bored not being able to see the pictures.
This book is a gyp, and should be removed from sale by Amazon.
Hopefully most of you are familiar with Raggedy Ann so I don't have to explain it. My daughter is 5. She has recently begun to enjoy my reading these "chapter" books to her as a special treat. It's great because when we're in the car or camping I can read, it's backlit, there's a wonderful illustration every few pages. Nice. These are short self-contained stories.
So, for those of you in the modern world who do not want their children exposed to violence or unpleasantness. Skip any of the original Gruelle Raggedy Ann & Andy books. I think that the sheer wackiness outweighs the rest but be warned that there is "thumping" and other violent acts. My daughter doesn't even notice.
Generally I prefer the hard cover editions of these books, it seems a bit wrong to be reading such a classic in digital, but this one is nicely done and I'm glad I have it to take with us.
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