Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy are such a classic icon of a bygone era.
Stories about Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy were written by American writer Johnny Gruelle in 1915 and was then later introduced in book form along with a doll in 1918.
The stories were created for his daughter, Marcella. I believe the little girl had a rag doll passed on to her from John Gruelle’s mother.
The doll was missing a face and a name when his daughter brought the rag doll to him. He drew a face on the doll and combined a name for her from James Whitcomb Riley’s two poems, “The Raggedy Man” and “Little Orphant Annie”.
Raggedy Ann was born and would be embraced by children around the world as they read the stories and adventures of the two dolls written and illustrated by John Gruelle.
Raggedy Ann’s brother, Raggedy Andy, was introduced to the public in a sequel to the first book.
Sadly Marcella died at age 13 when her school vaccinated her for smallpox without her parents permission.
Raggedy Ann and Andy lived on to be cherished and loved by children through out the years.
Raggedy Ann has been a doll in our family lineage as well. Mine from childhood was passed to my daughter and now my grand-daughter has her in her Raggedy Ann collection.
Aurora World is keeping the rich heritage of Raggedy Ann and her brother Andy alive to be loved and adored by children today.
In the past the rag dolls were all hand-made and Aurora is also keeping that part of their history alive by showcasing their line of handmade pieces with the same exquisite detail of facial features and the same classic loop yarn style for their hair.
Aurora Worlds’ Raggedy Ann and Andy doll line can be an heirloom treasure to be passed down through generations in your family as well.
The classic Raggedy Ann and Andy come in 8″, 12″, 16″, and 25″ and also features a wonderful 7″ line perfect for little girls called, The Fancy Pals style. All items are great for ages 18 months and up.
Miss B turned 9 years old the other day and she still loves dolls but she is also maturing and loves fashion and matching purses with her outfits. I knew The Fancy Pals style ‘Raggedy Ann Butterfly’ would be a wonderful choice for someone her age.
She can play with her as a doll. The size is perfect as a traveling companion or carry her in her purse to accent an outfit.
Miss B felt it was a wonderful gift and she declared this birthday “The BEST ONE EVER!” thanks to Aurora World and their new line of Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy.
There is a Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy waiting in the Aurora World Inc. Gift Shop to be loved by a child you know.
You won’t just be purchasing a doll as a gift, you will be purchasing a piece of American heritage that can be passed down from generation to generation!
Soon four holiday styles join the line later this year. The 16″ Raggedy Ann “Chilly Chic” and “Santa’s Helper” and Raggedy Andy “Chilly Chic” and “Santa”.
Aurora’s Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy can be purchased at retail or online at the official Aurora shop.
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Aurora World Inc. is also allowing one of my US or Canadian readers to get the opportunity to win one (1) as well.
The winner will get the opportunity choose their preference of one (1) Raggedy Ann or Raggedy Andy doll or one (1) of the Fancy Pals as the prize.
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