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Title:
My first Raggedy Ann : Raggedy Ann's wishing pebble
Author:
Gruelle, Johnny, 1880-1938. Raggedy Ann stories.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1999.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, 30 cm
Summary:
With the help of their animal friends, Raggedy Ann and Andy try to retrieve the magic wishing pebble stolen by the mischievous Minky.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.6 0.5 31106.
ISBN:
9780689821738
Format :
Book

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Summary

One day Raggedy Ann and Andy are playing by the Looking Glass Brook when Raggedy Andy discovers a round white pebble. It's a magic wishing pebble! Right away the dolls wish for a magic soda-water fountain for their friends, the Muskrats. But when the trickster, Minky, steals the pebble, the fountain instantly disappears -- along with the fun! Now it's up to Raggedy Ann and Andy to get the magic pebble back so that they can keep making wishes for all their friends.This new Raggedy Ann adventure, adapted from Johnny Gruelle's classic tale, captures the humor, warmth, and spirit of everyone's favorite rag doll. Vibrantly illustrated by Jan Palmer, here is a story that will appeal to anyone who has ever dreamed of finding something magical.


Author Notes

Author, illustrator, and cartoonist Johnny Gruelle was born in Arcola, Illinois on December 24, 1880. Throughout his life, he worked as an illustrator and cartoonist for numerous newspapers and magazines including The New York Herald and McCall's. In 1914, he received his first book commission which was a set of illustrations for a volume of Grimms' fairy tales.

He is best known for creating the Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls and stories. It all started when he gave his daughter Marcella a dusty, faceless doll that was found in his mother's attic. He drew a face on it, named her Raggedy Ann, and created stories about her for Marcella. Eventually, he decided to recreate the doll and stories for other children and in 1915, he patented and trademarked the design of the doll. He published the first book and matching doll in 1918 with the P. F. Volland Company. Many more stories and the Raggedy Andy doll soon followed. He died on January 9, 1939.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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