Johnny Gruelle


Born
in Arcola, Illinois, The United States
December 24, 1880

Died
January 09, 1938

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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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Average rating: 4.12 · 7,282 ratings · 418 reviews · 157 distinct worksSimilar authors
Raggedy Ann Stories

4.10 avg rating — 1,036 ratings — published 1918 — 211 editions
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Raggedy Andy Stories

4.18 avg rating — 392 ratings — published 1920 — 14 editions
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Raggedy Ann and Andy and th...

4.14 avg rating — 310 ratings — published 1923 — 13 editions
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Raggedy Ann in Cookie Land

4.28 avg rating — 137 ratings — published 1931 — 12 editions
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The Original Adventures of ...

3.98 avg rating — 123 ratings — published 1980 — 7 editions
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Raggedy Ann in the Deep Dee...

4.16 avg rating — 89 ratings — published 1930 — 7 editions
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Marcella: A Raggedy Ann Story

4.08 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 1929 — 4 editions
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Raggedy Ann  Andy: A Read-A...

4.26 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
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Raggedy Ann's Lucky Pennies

4.14 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 1985 — 7 editions
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The Paper Dragon: A Raggedy...

4.09 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 1985 — 7 editions
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Raggedy Ann Stories Raggedy Ann's Lucky Pennies Raggedy Ann in Cookie Land Marcella: A Raggedy Ann Story Raggedy Ann and Rags The Original Adventures of ... Raggedy Ann and Andy and th...
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“I will never eat another pancake that appears out of nowhere.”
Johnny Gruelle, Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Nice Police Officer

“What is all the racket about? Did you put red pepper on the lollypops?”
Johnny Gruelle, Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Camel With the Wrinkled Knees

“The other dolls sat upon the shelf and looked straight before them, for it would never do to let grown-up men know that dolls were really alive.”
Johnny Gruelle, Raggedy Ann Stories

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