The dolls in these stories act and talk just like real peoplethat is, when their mistress, young Marcella, or other humans are not there to see them. Raggedy Ann has charmed millions with her warm and optimistic outlook and unflappable approach to difficulties, while Raggedy Andy has pleased fans with his adventurous spirit and compassionate nature. As Gruelles granddaughter said, [These stories contain] nothing to cause fright, glorify mischief, excuse malice, or condone cruelty. All the original twentyfour stories from Johnny Gruelles two books are included here, and all are guaranteed to delight and inspire. Stories include: Raggedy Ann Learns a Lesson, Raggedy Ann and the Washing, Raggedy Ann and the Kite, Raggedy Ann Rescues Fido, Raggedy Ann and the Painter, Raggedy Anns Trip on the River, Raggedy Ann and the Strange Dolls, Raggedy Ann and the Kittens, Raggedy Ann and the Fairies Gift, Raggedy Ann and the Chickens, Raggedy Ann and the Mouse, Raggedy Anns New Sisters, How Raggedy Andy Came, The Nursery Dance, The Spinning Wheel, The Taffy Pull, The Rabbit Chase, The New Tin Gutter, Doctor Raggedy Andy, Raggedy Andys Smile, The Wooden Horse, Making Angels in the Snow, and The Singing Shell.