Raggedy Ann Stories

Raggedy Ann Stories All the original stories are here as Raggedy Ann comes to Marcella s nursery and quickly becomes the leader of the dolls After learning a lesson from a naughty ride on the pantry Raggedy Ann s adven

  • Title: Raggedy Ann Stories
  • Author: Johnny Gruelle
  • ISBN: 9780027375855
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Hardcover
  • All the original stories are here, as Raggedy Ann comes to Marcella s nursery and quickly becomes the leader of the dolls After learning a lesson from a naughty ride on the pantry, Raggedy Ann s adventures show her striving to be good and succeeding She and the other dolls rescue Fido, the family dog, from the dogcatcher When, in one adventure, Raggedy Ann has to haveAll the original stories are here, as Raggedy Ann comes to Marcella s nursery and quickly becomes the leader of the dolls After learning a lesson from a naughty ride on the pantry, Raggedy Ann s adventures show her striving to be good and succeeding She and the other dolls rescue Fido, the family dog, from the dogcatcher When, in one adventure, Raggedy Ann has to have her stuffing replaced, she gets her famous I LOVE YOU candy heart Raggedy Anne also goes up in a kite, teaches two new dolls to be tolerant, and shares the excitement of a baby brother for Marcella, among several other tales.

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    About “Johnny Gruelle

    • Johnny Gruelle

      Johnny Gruelle was an American artist, political cartoonist, children s book author and illustrator and even songwriter He is known as the creator of Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy He had such confidence in his design that often he would create the final ink work without first sketching in pencil.enpedia wiki Johnny_G



    164 thoughts on “Raggedy Ann Stories

    • I found Raggedy Ann Stories at Project Gutenberg quite some time ago but never took the time to read the book until now. Not that I was worried about warping childhood memories; I just forgot about it until recently when I was tidying up my lists for 2016. I do have lovely memories of Raggedy Ann. She was my favorite doll when I was a child, the only doll I carried with me everywhere. I vaguely remember reading the stories, or at least hearing them, but I didn't remember enough details to spoil [...]


    • Childhood classics are always dicey things. Sometimes they age better than others. Raggedy Ann falls somewhere in the middle of that spectrum, I think.I mean, let's get this out of the way: Raggedy's mistress, Marcella, is a spoiled little upper-class white girl, complete with a stereotype of a black servant called Dinah. It was fine in 1918 I'm sure, but it's a bit more outmoded now than, say, the adventures of Peter Rabbit (who slightly predates Raggedy). Raggedy herself is implausibly sweet a [...]


    • I'm way too old for these stories, but they're a classic and a nostalgic testament to childhood and friendship. I loved them all when I was a kid.


    • One thing missing from these stories is a list of the dolls. You do get to know them as you go along but a role-call at the start would have been nice so here you go.Raggedy Ann - Female, cheap stitched doll.Four Penny Dolls - Female, small dolls.Indian Doll - Male, given his tracking skills i'm assuming indian as in Native American.French Doll - Female.Uncle Clem - Male, scotish doll complete with kilt.Tin Soldier - Male, made of tin as the name suggests.Dutch Doll - Male, Dutch dolls are usual [...]


    • I just read this again with the youngest at seven, much giggles on the way Raggedy looked all covered with paint. The child said that the funniest one was when they made copies of Raggedy Ann because you can't tell which one is her in the picture. (older more complete book review below)I finished reading this childhood favorite with all three of my girls, aged 4, 8, and 10. They loved it, even the 10 year old, laughing at all the funny parts. I had told them that it was a little bit like the "To [...]


    • I love Raggedy Ann. She is active, intelligent, and warm-hearted.I put up an illustrated version of the book on Kindle. I wanted it to be something parents will give to their children, so I edited out the racismazon/Raggedy-Stories


    • Read aloud to J. She loved it. When we finished the last story, she sighed, "That was beautiful." Pretty cute. :)


    • These stories captivated our two little girls so the author must have done something right with respect to his target audience :)


    • Raggedy Andy is NOT in this book. This book is about Raggedy Ann and some other unmemorable dolls hanging out in a little girl's nursery. Make sure to read the sweet/creepy preface, which talks about how the little girl Marcela was a real person and died horribly young, so her dad decided to write a bunch of stories about a fantasy-land version of her childhood. Overall the stories themselves were a disappointment, with two crossing the border into disturbing. There is one in which the dolls see [...]


    • ((((Adorable))))This is so cute and my son liked it, too. It has stood the test of time well.(With the exceptions of Dinah. We read the free kindle version, so there were no illustrations. I just looked at Project Gutenberg's illustrations and skimmed through the pictures.)I definitely noticed strong influences on "Toy Story." There are lots of similarities. Raggedy is a leader like Woody. She gets lost. And so on.Also noticed influence on Build a Bear. Hmmmm.just where did they get the idea for [...]


    • I could not believe how much my girls (ages 6 and 4) loved this book. Every single time I read a chapter they practically begged me to keep reading. The stories are *so* sweet and simple, that I didn't think it would hold my girls' interest--but they loved it!In each chapter, Raggedy Ann has an adventure or helps someone out. In my opinion, they're almost *too* sweet, but I'm pretty sure that's because I don't still have the sweet innocence of a child. :) The stories are engaging and short so it [...]


    • What a precious book. I had a Raggedy Ann doll as a child but never read the stories. This series of short stories allowed my soon to be five year old son and I connect at night in a new way. He would grab his Raggedy Ann doll and we would settle down on his bed to read. The stories are long enough to have depth but short enough to keep his attention most nights. There are lessons in almost every story and you always hear the message of being happy no matter what. Raggedy' happiness drew everyon [...]


    • I loved reading these stories again! I borrowed this book from a friend who purchased it for her 6 yr old daughter. I remember reading these stories and getting so wrapped up with my imagination as a little girl. I just had the same feeling!!! 25 yrs later!!! My favorite stories in this book: Raggedy Ann and The Kite -and- Raggedy Ann's Trip on the River. The author's message is very positive, "we are indeed happy and proud. For wherever one of the rag dolls goes there will go with it the love a [...]


    • I downloaded this book from gutenburg press and formatted it in Word, then took it to Office Depot to be bound. It has the original illustrations in it. My daughters have made a rag doll and love hearing the Raggedy Ann stories. They have started taking care of their dolls the same way Marcella takes care of hers. Great, sweet stories.


    • Few childhood memories are as special as mine of sitting down with my Raggedy Ann and serving her orange juice that morning I decide to read this book to her. She still wears the faint stain from our glorious time together.





    • A selection of a few of Gruelle's children's stories, which he began publishing in the 1910s. Gruelle also created the charming illustrations.The Raggedy Ann stories were inspired by a rag doll that Gruelle's grandmother made for his mother (according to the cover copy). When his daughter Marcella inherited the doll, he began to write stories about the doll's adventures which took place when Marcella wasn't around. They're sweet, simple adventures which are probably not exciting enough to occupy [...]


    • I grew up with Raggedy Ann dolls, so I really enjoyed the stories. This book is one that would be really enjoyable for little kids. I liked the stories, but as an adult, I'm not sure if I would read it again to myself. If I was reading to a child, this would be a go to book. I like that it's not one long story. It's broken out into small stories that do not have to be read in order. I think having it broken out into smaller stories keeps a child's attention, which is what you want when reading.A [...]



    • I've had this collection since I was a little girl. Reading it to my daughters was such a nostalgic, heartwarming experience.


    • Hmm. Two stars may be a bit harsh, but I went there because the final chapter is really nothing more than a sales pitch for Raggedy Ann dolls (which Gruelle somehow managed to patent and sold in conjunction with the book), said story being an account of somebody borrowing the doll in order to take her apart and use her to create patterns for creating a potentially infinite number of identical "sisters" for our eternally-smiling, candy-hearted heroine. The candy heart is literal, by the way, a ca [...]


    • GENTLE PEEK INTO A VICTORIAN NURSERYThis is the first of the classic Raggedy Ann books, of which there are nine more. It consists of 12 short tales with minimal plots. All are syrupy with little morals included quite blatantly, but antique children's books had been expected to Instruct as well as Entertain. This little book would not appeal to modern youngsters or belong in a classroom setting, but can be enjoyed one chapter at a time as a bedtime ritual for parent-child bonding and book appreci [...]


    • Found this old book from my childhood and remembered that it was a little scary and creepy when Raggedy Ann is damaged in the river, and by birds and dogs and cats, and people. Though she is always repaired, some of the pictures are a little creepy to a little girl who thinks her dolls are alive. On re-reading it, the story seems dated and the ending reveals the commercial tie-in between the book and the dolls of the same name. I loved the doll more than the book when I was little. Like most boo [...]


    • This one is good, but it's not what I remembered. Raggedy is a dear girl and I love the example she sets of being a leader and a nurturer. However, I got this book expecting to read all those great descriptions of the candy forest and lemonade fountains and they weren't there! I guess they're only in the The Camel with the Wrinkled Knees? Hmm. Too bad I bought Raggedy Andy Stories first.


    • Raggedy Ann has been my friend longer than almost anyone else. I still have my old dolly, wearing a pair of baby pajamas to keep her raggedy old arms and legs attached to her body. But her heart is still in there. I loved reading the stories, and I will never truly believe that my dollies didn't get up and play the minute I left the room.


    • So great. Everything I want in a read aloud. Didn't have to edit a word. Dolls come to life when humans aren't around. They are all nice to each other and talk about how good it feels to be nice. There are fairies and Santa (in the Andy stories) and kittens and a lovely little girl who loves her dollies. I never heard these stories as a kid. Never liked the dolls' look, but now I love them.


    • This was well read by the Librivox narrator but just didn't appeal to me. It was repetitive and fairly dull. It will probably appeal mostly to girls under 7 and anyone who grew up with these stories and listens for nostalgia. I did skip the chapter with the fairies. The sound effects were really annoying.


    • Currently reading with my daughters. I have always struggled with the Raggedy's because there isn't a cohesive universe. Characters drop in and out and sometimes get renamed. However, each individual short story by itself has some great Aesop morals that translate well for children.


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