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Johnny Gruelle (December 24, 1880 - January 9, 1938) 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.

He was born John Barton Gruelle in Arcola, Illinois. His father Richard Gruelle was a artist affiliated with Hoosier Group of Indiana artists. His first well known cartooning work was Mr. Twee Deedle which Gruelle created after he beat 1,500 entrants in a cartooning contest sponsored in 1911 by The New York Herald. Mr. Twee Deedle was in print from 1911 to 1914.

Gruelle gave his daughter Marcella a dusty, faceless rag doll found in the attic. He drew a face on the doll and named her Raggedy Ann. Marcella played with the doll so much, Gruelle figured other children would like the doll too. Gruelle's Raggedy Ann doll was dated September 7, 1915. In 1918, the PF Volland Company published Raggedy Ann Stories. Gruelle then created a following series of well-selling Raggedy Ann books and dolls. These became Volland's major source of revenue.

Marcella, after being vaccinated at her school for smallpox, was given an unidentified second shot without parental consent. She soon contracted diphtheria and died, aged 13. After this blow, family friends described Gruelle as "possessed, with a heavy countenance, and ... with the only thing he would bear to have near him as a reminder of Marcella a rag doll."

Gruelle lived in the Silvermine section of New Canaan, Connecticut, where the dolls were first mass produced, and later moved his home and company to neighboring Wilton, Connecticut. Gruelle spent a year in Ashland, Oregon from 1923-1924. He had a long-standing heart condition, and died in Miami Beach, Florida on January 8, 1938, of a heart attack.

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Total Books: 133
Raggedy Ann Stories
2016 - Raggedy Ann Stories [1000 Copy Limited Edition] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781772263091
ISBN-10: 1772263095
Genre: Children's Books

Raggedy Andy Stories
2015 - Raggedy Andy Stories [Raggedy Ann] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781481443906
ISBN-10: 1481443909
Genre: Children's Books

The Adventures of Raggedy Ann and Andy
2014 - The Adventures of Raggedy Ann and Andy [Wordsworth Children's Classics] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781840227253
ISBN-10: 1840227257
Genre: Teen & Young Adult

The Magical Land of Noom
2013 - The Magical Land of Noom (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781626540019
ISBN-10: 1626540012
Genre: Children's Books

Raggedy Ann in Cookie Land - Illustrated by Johnny Gruelle
Raggedy Ann Stories and Raggedy Andy Stories
2012 - Raggedy Ann Stories and Raggedy Andy Stories (Audio CD)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781455123087
ISBN-10: 1455123080
Genre: Children's Books

Orphant Annie Story Book
2011 - Orphant Annie Story Book (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781258083458
ISBN-10: 1258083450
Genre: Children's Books

Mr Twee Deedle Raggedy Ann's Sprightly Cousin The Forgotten Fantasy Masterpieces of Johnny Gruelle
Raggedy Ann and Rags
2010 - Raggedy Ann and Rags (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781442421981
ISBN-10: 1442421983
Genre: Children's Books

Raggedy Ann in Cookie Land
2010 - Raggedy Ann in Cookie Land [Classic] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781442421998
ISBN-10: 1442421991
Genre: Children's Books

Friendly Fairies
2010 - Friendly Fairies (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781153623353
ISBN-10: 1153623358
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Teen & Young Adult

My Very Own Fairy Stories
2010 - My Very Own Fairy Stories (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781141335138
ISBN-10: 1141335131

Collected Works of Johnny Gruelle
2009 - Collected Works of Johnny Gruelle (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780559108938
ISBN-10: 0559108931

Raggedy Ann's Alphabet Book And Raggedy Ann's Wishing Pebble
2005 - Raggedy Ann's Alphabet Book and Raggedy Ann's Wishing Pebble (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781425482305
ISBN-10: 1425482309

Raggedy Ann  Andy  A Read-Aloud Treasury
2005 - Raggedy Ann Andy a Read-aloud Treasury [Raggedy Ann] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781416907527
ISBN-10: 1416907521
Genres: Children's Books, Substores
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

Raggedy Andy Stories CD
2005 - Raggedy Andy Stories Cd (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9780060583026
ISBN-10: 0060583029
Genres: Children's Books, Children's Fiction

Raggedy Ann Stories CD
2004 - Raggedy Ann Stories Cd (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060744823
ISBN-10: 0060744820
Genre: Children's Books

Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Camel With the Wrinkled Knees A Classic Collectible Pop-Up
Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Camel with the Wrinkled Knees Limited Edition
The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm All-New Third Edition
2003 - The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm All-new Third Edition (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553382167
ISBN-10: 0553382160
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

2002 - Old Friends New Friends [Ready-To-Read: Level 1] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2001 - Going to Grandma's [Classic Raggedy Ann Andy Paperback] (Other)Paperback
2001 - Leaf Dance [Classic Raggedy Ann Andy Paperback] (Other)Paperback
1999 - Marcella [Raggedy Ann] (Hardcover)
1988 - Bubbles Goes to the Fair [Raggedy Ann & Andy's Grow-and-Learn Library, Volume 18] (Hardcover)
1978 - Raggedy Ann and Andy on the Farm [New All Colour] (Hardcover)
Be My Valentine [Classic Raggedy Ann & Andy] (Hardcover)Hardcover