Kindly, patient, and lovable, Raggedy Ann never loses her happy smile. She's quiet and obedient when her young mistress is at hand?but when left to her own devices, she's ready for adventure, cheerfully having her stuffing replaced, teaching a pair of new dolls a lesson in tolerance, and hitching a ride on a high-flying kite, among other lively doings.
Generations of young readers have taken Raggedy Ann into their hearts ever since the book's publication in 1918. This facsimile reproduces the original edition, inspired by a child's affection for her grandmother's rag doll. Charming color illustrations by author Johnny Gruelle enhance these timeless tales of love and friendship.
Johnny Gruelle (1880–1938) was an American artist, political cartoonist, children's book author and illustrator, and songwriter. At the turn of the 20th century he began writing stories about Raggedy Ann to entertain his ailing daughter.