PISTIOLAS:2015 MARKS 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF RAGGEDY ANN
Johnny Gruelle was an American artists & children’s book author. He is the creator of the Raggedy Ann & Andy books. Over the years, he published 40 stories about these two rag dolls & their playmates.
Johnny Gruelle wrote the first Raggedy Ann book and gave his daughter, Marcella, the doll his mother had made to play with. He had the Raggedy Ann doll patent done on September 7, 1915 and in 1918 the first book was published. This year Raggedy Ann is celebrating her 100th year anniversary (1915-2015).
Little Friends Dolls by Maria Pistiolas has created a limited edition Raggedy Ann for this special occasion. Get your limited edition Raggedy Ann doll in booth 49.