The Paper Dragon: A Raggedy Ann Adventure Book
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By Johnny Gruelle
Reproduction of the classic!
Reading level: Ages 4-8
When Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy go for a walk in the woods, they have no idea that they're about to have a wonderful adventure! It all starts when the Raggedys decide to help a little girl named Marggy find her lost Daddy. With the help of Raggedy Ann's magical wishing pebble and Raggedy Andy's magical wishing stick, they set off with Marggy and her Mama to look for him. Along the way they make lots of new friends, including a playful Paper Dragon. But the naughty Mr. Doodle is never far behind -- first he wants Marggy to chop wood for him, and then he wants the Dragon all for himself! Will the Raggedys ever teach him to mend his ways?
Delight in the whimsical world of Raggedy Ann and Andy as they travel through the woods, spreading happiness and good cheer all along the way. The Paper Dragon: A Raggedy Ann Adventure is one of the most beloved Raggedy Ann storybooks. First published in 1926, it has now been restored to its original condition with spectacular full-color artwork. Readers will want to follow this tale to the end again and again.
About the Author
Johnny Gruelle (1880-1938) was an extremely talented cartoonist, illustrator, and storyteller. He had already written and illustrated a book of original fairy tales before creating the first two Raggedy books, Raggedy Ann Stories and Raggedy Andy Stories. Raggedy Ann, heroine of the first, was the favorite doll of his daughter, Marcella, who died at the age of thirteen after a long illness. It was from Marcella that Johnny drew the inspiration to eventually create more than forty Raggedy Ann and Andy books, all capturing his unique vision of childhood. Many of the stories, illustrations, and adventures in the Raggedy Ann storybooks were based on Marcella's childhood adventures. The Paper Dragon: A Raggedy Ann Adventure was one of Johnny's early adventure storybooks and has become one of his most beloved.
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