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THE CREATOR OF RAGGEDY ANN AND ANDY

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Johnny Gruelle (December 24, 1880 – January 9, 1938)

Gruelle was an artist, political cartoonist, children’s book author
and illustrator (and even songwriter). He is known as the creator
of Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy. He had such confidence in
his work that he would often create the final ink work without first
sketching in pencil. Gruelle spent a year in Ashland, Oregon from
1923–1924.

RAGGEDY ANN BOOK

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A LONG-RUNNING DOLL FRANCHISE!

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Xavier Roberts


Cabbage Patch Kids
is a line of dolls created by art student Xavier Roberts
in 1978. They were originally called "Little People". The original dolls were
all cloth and sold at local craft shows. The dolls attracted the attention of
toy manufacturer Coleco, who began mass-production in 1982. Cabbage
Patch Kids brand went on to become
one of the most popular toy fads
of the 1980s and one of the longest-running doll franchises in America.

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