"My Very Own Fairy Stories" was written and illustrated by Johnny Gruelle (beloved author of the Raggedy Ann stories). Copyrighted in 1949 by The Johnny Gruelle Company, this adorable children's book has amazing illustrations of fairies, gnomes, princesses, animals and much more.
The illustrations are in both full color and black and white. Just about every page has an illustration of one type or another and all of them are stunning.
Johnny Gruelle first began publishing books with the Volland Publishing Company where he made his fame with the Raggedy Ann and Andy Stories. Volland published some of the most beautifully illustrated childrens' books in the 1920s but unfortunately went out of business due to the high cost of the quality of their printing. Johnny Gruelle then bought his own copyrights for the Raggeday Ann books and other notable titles.
This compilation of children's stories includes: The Cheery Cricket The Kind Hearted Ginger Bread Man The Ugly Caterpillar Jimmy Crow and the Owls The Good Finger Fairies Granny Hawkins The Rubbery Dubbery Smiles Uncle Clem The Happy Story The Quarrel of the Winds The Mole ill at Menemsia Creek The Discontent King
This vintage kids book comes with its original dust jacket. The dust jacket has seen better days and is in a protective mylar sleeve to keep it intact. It has tears and chips on the front and back as well as the spine. The book is in very good vintage condition. It has illustrated board covers and high quality glossy pages. The binding is tight and the pages are clean. The cover has bumped corners and some mild scuffing.It looks like the inside of the book was never opened though the outside has taken a bit of wear.
The book measures approximately 9 1/4 inches by 6 1/2 inches and will be shipped Media Mail unless otherwise requested.
A sweet book for your children's literature collection or perfect as a gift sure to be treasured by old and young alike.
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