Nowhere else is it possible to find a more complete or heartwarming guide to the yarn-headed, crescent-mouthed dolls loved by generations of Americans than in Raggedy Ann and More, the definitive book which marks the 80th anniversary of the start of it all. Patricia Hall, the foremost expert on Raggedy Ann and the other numerous characters that inhabited Johnny Gruelle's imagination, has assembled in this book an unrivaled and accessible catalogue of the Gruelle merchandising phenomenon. Collectors and casual readers alike will enjoy the knowledgeable text, invaluable price guide, and hundreds of photos, many of which have never before been published.
Patricia Hall tracks the inimitable duo through their numerous themes and variations, as they travel, propelled by the tides of the commercial toy industry, across the pages of books, over the airwaves of radio and television, and into the playrooms and collector's shelves of their adoring fans. The legacy of Gruelle's creative imagination spans two world wars and encompasses characters other than the red-headed siblings: a various horde of Beloved Belindas, Twee Deedles, and Quacky Doodles-all chronicled and captured in Hall's indispensable guide.
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