Real-For-Sure Story of Raggedy Ann
"Pictures illustrate the story so well that [it] can be told without reading a word of the script . . . teaches values such as imagination, work, ... Show synopsis "Pictures illustrate the story so well that [it] can be told without reading a word of the script . . . teaches values such as imagination, work, resourcefulness and giving to others." --Children's Literature Artist Johnny Gruelle patented a doll in 1915 that he called Raggedy Ann. This charming illustrated story for children tells how that doll was created. Along with the beloved doll, Marcella, the artist's daughter, is star of the tale. This is the story of how Raggedy Ann came to be, from scraps in a sewing basket to a cherished doll that has delighted people across the world for over eighty-five years. Though he had a hunch, Johnny Gruelle didn't know what to expect or whether the buying public would really take to handcrafted rag dolls. As it turned out, however, Raggedy Ann, her brother, Raggedy Andy, and the countless books, songs, and even films featuring them were the perfect diversions for a public weary from World War I. They continue to be a source of joy for young people, collectors, and fans worldwide.