"Raggedy Ann Stories" was written and illustrated by Johnny Gruelle. This well-known doll and her adventures have been pleasing children for decades. This vintage book was published in 1961 by The Bobbs-Merrill Company.
In his preface Mr. Gruelle writes, "Who knows but that Fairyland is filled with old, lovable Rag Dolls-soft, loppy Rag Dolls who ride through all the wonders of Fairyland in the crook of dimpled arms, snuggling close to childish breasts within which beat hearts filled with eternal sunshine. So, to the millions of children and grown-ups who have loved a Rag Doll, I dedicate these stories of Raggedy Ann."
The illustrations in the book are quite magnificent. Fairies flit about while Raggedy Ann, Raggedy Andy and all their friends go on many adventures.
The book has illustrated board covers and is in very good vintage condition. The front cover has some light soiling and bumped corners. The inside cover has crayon markings (see photos) from a previous owner as well as the back two pages. The pages are otherwise clean and the binding is tight.