RAGGEDY ANN AND JOHNNY GRUELLE: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PUBLISHED WORKS
Written by Patricia Hall
Pelican Publishing Company, 2001
Hardcover w/dust jacket / 192 pages / 8½" x 11"
440 color and b&w illustrations
Appendices / Bibliography / Charts / Index
Audience: Young adult-adult
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Johnny Gruelle worked all his life as an artist and writer. His whimsical drawings and astute observations inspired a number of other artists and cartoonists, including Theodore Giesel (Dr. Seuss) and Mary Engelbright. His early career as a newspaper cartoonist blossomed with his resplendent "Mr. Twee Deedle" Sunday comic page, and eventually grew to encompass magazine illustrating, storybook writing and illustrating, and even songwriting.
The myriad publications and published works of Johnny Gruelle have been exhaustively researched and extensively cataloged in Raggedy Ann and Johnny Gruelle: A Bibliography. This companion volume to Johnny Gruelle, Creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy and Raggedy Ann and More: Johnny Gruelle's Dolls and Merchandise) is more than just a bibliography--it is also a photographic history of one of this country's most prolific contributors to American popular culture.
With its more than 400 illustrations, annotated bibliographic citations, appendices, summary checklist of all of Gruelle's books, and price guide, Raggedy Ann and Johnny Gruelle is an invaluable resource and reference book for bibliophiles, collectors, librarian, and antiquarian book dealers.
"...an excellent bibliography of published works written by Gruelle. Raggedy collectors will enjoy the reproduction of color illustrations from his works, along with the prices and publication history of the Raggedy line. A must for avid collectors."
"A generously illustrated reference for collectors of works by the artist known as The Raggedy Ann Man."
-Book News, Inc.
"This book is a valuable resource for interested in Raggedy Ann and Andy and in Johnny Gruelle's talent."