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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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However, I made Raggedy Ann dolls for my grandchildren and gave them the books so they would know the doll's true personality. The rag dolls are great; their joints allow them to sit in little chairs at tea-parties. We've had great fun.
My oldest granddaughter chose the fabric for her Raggedy Ann's clothing, a lavender flowered dress and a pink apron with large ladybugs. I'm used to it now. She also chose a brown yarn for the hair and wanted it a bit longer than is normal. I liked that because the original Raggedy Ann did not have orange hair. If another granddaughter wants orange hair -- or green -- I will agree. And I'll get used to that too.
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.