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Raggedy Ann meets Raggedy Andy for the first time; illustrated by Johnny Gruelle
Raggedy Ann meets Raggedy Andy for the first time; illustrated by Johnny Gruelle

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 blue and white clad 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 old friend and playmate, Raggedy Andy, dressed in sailor suit and hat. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Raggedy_Ann_&_Andy_-_Project_Gutenberg_eText_17371. ... Image File history File links Raggedy_Ann_&_Andy_-_Project_Gutenberg_eText_17371. ... Rapunzel, from an edition of Grimms Fairy Tales, illustrated by Johnny Gruelle Johnny Gruelle (December 24, 1880 - January 8, 1938) was an artist, political cartoonist, and writer of childrens books. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... Rapunzel, from an edition of Grimms Fairy Tales, illustrated by Johnny Gruelle Johnny Gruelle (December 24, 1880 - January 8, 1938) was an artist, political cartoonist, and writer of childrens books. ... Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... A rag doll is a cloth doll, typically home-made from (and stuffed with) spare scraps of material. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ...


Gruelle created Raggedy Ann for his daughter, Marcella, when she brought him an old hand-made rag doll and he drew a face on it. From his bookshelf, he pulled a book of poems by James Whitcomb Riley, and combined the names of two poems, "The Raggedy Man" and "Little Orphan Annie." He said, "Why don’t we call her Raggedy Ann?" [1] Honorary statue of James Whitcomb Riley on courthouse lawn in Greenfield, Indiana James Whitcomb Riley (Greenfield, Indiana October 7, 1849 – July 22, 1916), American writer and poet called the Hoosier poet and Americas Childrens Poet made a start writing newspaper verse in Hoosier dialect for the Indianapolis Journal...


Marcella died at age 13 after being vaccinated at school for smallpox without her parents' consent. Authorities blamed a heart defect, but her parents blamed the vaccination. Gruelle became an opponent of vaccination, and the Raggedy Ann doll was used as a symbol by the anti-vaccination movement. Preventive Medicine, New York Times Book Review, Feb. 4, 2006


Many subsequent books were published and the characters made their way into other media, including:

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Raggedy Ann was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2002. The National Toy Hall of Fame is a hall of fame that recognizes the contributions of toys and games that have sustained their popularity for many years. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...

Contents

Books

It appears that many books were released and credited to Johnny Gruelle after his death, regardless of who actually wrote and illustrated them.

  • Raggedy Ann Stories (1918) written and illustrated by Johnny Gruelle
  • Raggedy Andy Stories (1920) written and illustrated by Johnny Gruelle
  • Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Camel with the Wrinkled Knees (1924) by Johnny Gruelle
  • Raggedy Andy's Number Book (1924) written and illustrated by Johnny Gruelle
  • Raggedy Ann's Wishing Pebble (1925) by Johnny Gruelle
  • Raggedy Ann's Alphabet Book (1925) by Johnny Gruelle
  • Beloved Belindy (1926) written and illustrated by Johnny Gruelle
  • The Paper Dragon: A Raggedy Ann Adventure (1926) by Johnny Gruelle
  • Wooden Willie (1927) written and illustrated by Johnny Gruelle
  • Raggedy Ann's Fairy Stories (1928) written and illustrated by Johnny Gruelle
  • Raggedy Ann's Magical Wishes (1928) written and illustrated by Johnny Gruelle
  • Marcella: A Raggedy Ann Story (1929) by Johnny Gruelle
  • Raggedy Ann in the Deep Deep Woods (1930) written and illustrated by Johnny Gruelle
  • Raggedy Ann's Sunny Songs (1930) words and illustrations by Johnny Gruelle, music by Will Woodin
  • Raggedy Ann in Cookie Land (1931) by Johnny Gruelle
  • Raggedy Ann's Lucky Pennies (1932) by Johnny Gruelle
  • Raggedy Ann in the Golden Meadow (1935) by Johnny Gruelle
  • Raggedy Ann and the Left-Handed Safety Pin (1935)
  • Raggedy Ann's Joyful Songs (1937) words and illustrations by Johnny Gruelle, music by Chas. Miller
  • Raggedy Ann in the Magic Book (1939) written by Johnny Gruelle, illustrated by Worth Gruelle
  • Raggedy Ann and the Laughing Brook (1940) by Johnny Gruelle
  • Raggedy Ann and the Golden Butterfly (1940) by Johnny Gruelle
  • Raggedy Ann and the Hoppy Toad (1940)
  • Raggedy Ann Helps Grandpa Hoppergrass (1940) by Johnny Gruelle
  • Raggedy Ann Goes Sailing (1941)
  • Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Nice Fat Policeman (1942) by Johnny Gruelle
  • Raggedy Ann and Betsy Bonnet String (1943) by Johnny Gruelle
  • Raggedy Ann and Andy (1944)
  • Raggedy Ann in the Snow White Castle (1946)
  • Raggedy Ann's Adventures (1947)
  • Raggedy Ann and the Slippery Slide (1947)
  • Ragged Ann's Mystery (1947)
  • Raggedy Ann and Marcella's First Day At School (1952)
  • Raggedy Ann's Merriest Christmas (1952) by Johnny Gruelle
  • Raggedy Andy's Surprise (1953)
  • Raggedy Ann's Tea Party (1954)
  • Raggedy Ann's Secret (1959)
  • Raggedy Ann and the Golden Ring (1961)
  • Raggedy Ann and the Hobby Horse (1961) by Johnny Gruelle
  • Raggedy Ann and the Happy Meadow (1961)
  • Raggedy Ann and the Wonderful Witch (1961)
  • Raggedy Ann and the Tagalong Present (1971)
  • Raggedy Andy's Treasure Hunt (1973)
  • Raggedy Ann's Cooking School (1974)
  • Raggedy Granny Stories (1977) by Doris Thorner Salzberg

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Other references

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External links

Project Gutenberg, abbreviated as PG, is a volunteer effort to digitize, archive, and distribute cultural works. ... The Big Cartoon DataBase (BCDB) is an online database of information about animated cartoons, animated movies, animated television shows and cartoon shorts. ...

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