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Title:
Raggedy Ann stories
Author:
Gruelle, Johnny, 1880-1938.
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Publication Information:
[New York, N.Y.] : HarperChildren's Audio, [2004]

â„—2004
Physical Description:
2 audio discs (3 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A collection of stories featuring the adventures of Raggedy Ann describes the doll's arrival in Marcella's nursery, the origins of her candy heart, the rescue of Fido, and her relationship with the other dolls.
General Note:
Unabridged.

Compact discs.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780060744823
Format :
Audiobook on CD

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Summary

On this unabridged recording, listeners will hear all the original Raggedy Ann stories, as they follow Raggedy Ann to Marcella's nursery and watch her quickly become the leader of the dolls -- and the world. After learning a lesson from a naughty raid on the pantry, Raggedy Ann strives to be good -- and succeeds. She and her friends rescue Fido, the family dog, from the dogcatcher. One of her most well-known adventures leads her to get her stuffing replaced, and along the way gets her famousI Love Youcandy heart. First published in 1918,Raggedy Annhas charmed millions of children with her always warm and optimistic outlook and calm approach to difficulties.


Summary

On this unabridged recording, listeners will hear all the original Raggedy Ann stories, as they follow Raggedy Ann to Marcella's nursery and watch her quickly become the leader of the dolls -- and the world. After learning a lesson from a naughty raid on the pantry, Raggedy Ann strives to be good -- and succeeds.


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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Publisher's Weekly Review

If these dolls could talk... well, they can (sort of), on the reissued Raggedy Ann Stories by Johnny Gruelle, read by Cicely Tyson. Spunky Raggedy Ann takes charge of all the dolls in young Marcella's nursery and creates a series of adventures that include venturing to the pantry for a snack, rescuing Fido, the family dog, from the dogcatcher, and surviving a trip through the boiling-water washer-and a good scrubbing on the washboard. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved