Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Raggedy Ann with five classic tales in this beautiful new treasury written by Johnny Gruelle and illustrated by Jan Palmer!
Just in time for Raggedy Ann’s 100th birthday, these sweet stories about Raggedy Ann’s adventures are sure to delight fans young and old. Beloved for generations, Raggedy Ann’s charming stories are filled with the humor and good nature of everyone’s favorite rag doll and her adventurous nursery friends.
This wonderful treasury includes How Raggedy Ann Got Her Candy Heart, Raggedy Ann and Rags, Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Camel with the Wrinkled Knees, Raggedy Ann’s Wishing Pebble, and Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Nice Police Officer.
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.
Jan Palmer has illustrated many children’s stories and nearly twenty books. She was born and raised in Saint John, New Brunswick, in Canada. She enjoys whitewater canoeing and gardening. She lives in an old farmhouse in upstate New York.