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Raggedy Andy Stories

4.10  ·  Rating Details  ·  229 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Since Raggedy Andy first appeared in print in 1920, he has delighted millions of readers with his adventurous spirit and compassionate nature. Now he returns to captivate a new generation in this carefully produced reissue, which restores the book to its original appearance. All the original stories are here, as Raggedy Andy arrives in the mail at Marcella's father's offic ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published September 30th 1993 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published 1920)
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Debbie Zapata
Dec 07, 2015 Debbie Zapata rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: eyesome
I don't usually expect to get all misty-eyed in the very first chapter of any book, especially an innocent children's book like Raggedy Andy Stories. But that is what happened, all because of the way we are introduced to Raggedy Andy.

First we read a letter written to the author. Was it a real letter? I don't know, but wouldn't it be lovely to believe it was! In the letter the writer tells how when she was a little girl she had a favorite doll named Raggedy Andy, which had belonged to her mother
Apr 25, 2007 Melissa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book makes me shudder. Johnny Gruelle is so very syrupy that it makes me want to gag but my girls like the stories. And listening to the book did encourage them to get out and play with the Raggedy Dolls my Mom made for them.
I am reading this with my two youngest (8 and 5)...and their older brothers keep sneaking over to listen.

One of the aunts made a Raggedy Andy doll for the 5-year-old so we got some books to learn about him. So far, the boys love them and ask for more than 2 stories a day. Last night my little guy came to me with the book and said, "Can we read some more? I'm finding that I really love this book." Oh, bless his heart....he knows how to make a mama smile!

March 22nd - Holy Cow! Raggedy Andy fell do
PennsyLady (Bev)
Jan 16, 2016 PennsyLady (Bev) rated it really liked it
by Johnny Gruelle

First published in 1918....this book is a reproduction with original sketches....
"totally delightful"
Laura Anaya
Jul 15, 2014 Laura Anaya rated it it was amazing
Really adorable book that my grandmother gave to me and we read, we cuddled up and enjoyed the cute stories!
Feb 08, 2010 Mitch rated it liked it
Read this at work (I work in a child care program) and found it interesting. Although it is a children's book, it is much longer than one would expect and with very little pictures. The chapters are long and detailed, and the illustrations it does have are very vibrant and colourful. What I thought was neat about this book was that it is a classic from 1920 and the reader gets a first-hand glimpse of what childhood was like in the United States in the early 1920's. Not bad!
Dec 04, 2012 Brenda rated it really liked it
There is wisdom in this children's story book. Why do as adults we feel it frivolous to occasionally read a child's book? We can gain wisdom. My favorite quote from this one is "They who are the most unselfish are the ones who gain the greatest joy; because they give happiness to others."
- Johnny Gruelle
Jun 06, 2012 Melissa rated it really liked it
These are cute and sweet. It's a perfect book for a child who likes some pictures but a more involved story. I can't say any one story stood out or any one character, but they are stories full of kindness and goodness which is what little ears love to hear.
Aug 04, 2014 Mimi rated it really liked it
I read and re-read this book as a young girl. It occurred to me I'd not read them in a very long time, so I picked them up for a re-visit. What a delightful group of stories.
Mar 21, 2011 Zinger rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
I read this to my daughter and might have given it two stars, but she liked it...and that was the purpose of reading it. I can see the influence this book had on movie Toy Story.
Jan 07, 2014 Sarah rated it really liked it
Aaron (6) really liked this one! Much more than expected! Off to read Raggedy Ann Stories next
Dec 18, 2011 ABC rated it really liked it
This wasn't as cute as the Raggedy Ann book, but still pretty darn cute.
Dec 27, 2012 AnnieM rated it liked it
A childhood favorite revisited.
May 23, 2010 Kathy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
brought back a lot of memories
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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.
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