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Raggedy Ann in Cookie Land - Illustrated by Johnny Gruelle

Press: Pook Press (March 5, 2016)
Author Name:Gruelle, Johnny; Gruelle, Johnny;


Raggedy Ann tales, written and drawn by Johnny Gruelle, have been entertaining children since 1918. 
The books of 'The Raggedy Ann Series' all feature their central protagonist, with red yarn for hair and a triangle nose - charting her considerable adventures.
Gruelle created Raggedy Ann for his daughter, Marcella, when she brought him an old hand-made rag doll.
He drew a face on it, and from his bookshelf, pulled a book of poems by James Whitcomb Riley, combining the names of two poems, 'The Raggedy Man' and 'Little Orphant Annie.' From this moment on, the much-loved children's series went from strength to strength.
Sought after by collectors, this re-printed edition showcases Gruelle's original text, further enhanced by his wonderful colour drawings, in order that the two may be fully appreciated by young and old alike.
Pook Press celebrates the great 'Golden Age of Illustration' in children's classics and fairy tales – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration.
We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight once again.


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Comment List (Total:13)

  •     I read this book as a child. I recently bought Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy to give as Christmas gifts and had to find this book to give with them. I was glad to see it was still being published.

  •     My newly five-year-old has been on a Raggedy Ann and Andy kick for a few months now and I only wish that more of the titles were easier to come by.

  •     My most favorite book as a child. So happy to have it again in near mint condition!

  •     I have read many of the classic Raggedy Ann books to my young daughters, and this is one of their favorites. It is utterly charming and the illustrations are beautiful.

  •     Good copy

  •     Around 50 years ago, when I was a little girl, an elderly friend gave me a copy of Raggedy Ann in Cookie Land.

  •     I clearly remember my parents reading this to me when I was very, very young, and I am thrilled now to be reading this to my own children as their very first chapter book. The characters are classic and lovable, and while the language may seem a bit outdated I love it! (And what a wonderful gift, to teach my children that people can speak differently than we do.) My son and daughter both (3-years-old) hang on every word and are excited to hear the next chapter each night. They're also able to follow the story (even with minimal pictures), predict what they think will happen next, and summarize what's happened so far. Perfect pre-literacy skills! It's simple and wonderful and I hope my kids will have the same wonderful memories of this book that I do.

  •     I was so happy to get this old book. It was in great shape and I know my granddaughter will love the stories just as I did as a girl!

  •     A True Classic

  •     There are many editions of the Raggedy Ann books, and this one by Simon and Schuster "Books for Young Readers" is excellent. It has all of the wonderful pictures. The text is very legible. And the story is great. My wife has memories of this book being read to her as a child and still remembers being frightened by Hookie-the-Goblin and the Hungry Howloon. The tension builds thoughout the story as Hookie pursues the Raggedies and their friends, the Cookie people, but all turns out well in the end. Still, it may be best for children 5 and above.Remember, only buy editions which have the colored pictures by Johnny Gruelle and large type. Avoid any editions published by Milk Press of New York City. Milk Press produces versions with no pictures and type that is so small that it is difficult to read. Avoid them at all cost.

  •     This is the book I used to check out of the library every time, when I was a little girl. I haven't seen it in over 40 years, yet when my copy came in the mail, I remembered all the lovely pictures in it! This takes me back to my childhood, when I thought Raggedy Andy was so brave. Little children will be as fascinated by the many color illustrations and the exciting, fantastic adventure, as I was so many years ago.

  •     This is one of our favorite family treasures. The kids love it!

  •     The original Raggedy Ann and Andy books are highly imaginative, and run from tender to frightening to humorous in their joyful journeys.


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