Individual Author Record
Name: Johnny Barton GruellePen Name: Johnny Gruelle Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILD C:CHILD C:YA Born: December 24, 1880 in Arcola, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionGruelle was born in Arcola, Illinois and lived there until 1882.
Biographical and Professional InformationJohnny Gruelle was a freelance illustrator, essayist, columnist, cartoonist and magazine writer, but he was best known for creating Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy - the whimsical dolls and storybook characters that brought him national acclaim. Gruelle's family moved to Indianapolis when he was two years old. There, he was a cartoonist for the ''Indianapolis Star.'' His cartoons also appeared in many newspapers, usually signed as Grue. They included ''Cleveland Press'', ''The Toledo News-Bee'', ''The Pittsburgh Press'', ''The Tacoma Times'', and ''The Spokane Press''. He was a comic strip artist for the ''New York Herald''. During his life, Gruelle lived in Illinois, Indiana, Connecticut, Oregon and Florida.
*''Ethel Fairmont, Rhymes for Kindly Children'', Wise Paslow, 1937, ISBN:*''Raggedy Ann Goes Sailing'', McLoughlin, 1941, ISBN:*''Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Nice Fat Policeman'', J. Gruelle, 1942, ISBN:*''Raggedy Ann and the Betsy Bonnet String'', J. Gruelle, 1943, ISBN:*''Raggedy Ann in the Snow White Castle'', J.Gruelle, 1946, ISBN:*''Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Kindly Ragman'', Bobbs Merrill, 1977, ISBN:*''Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Witchie Kissabye'', Bobbs Merill, 1977, ISBN:*''Raggedy Granny Stories (Illustrator)'', Grosset & Dunlap, 1997, ISBN:*''The Raggedy Ann & Andy Storybook'', Grosset & Dunlap, 1980, ISBN:*''The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (Illustrator)'', Derrydale Books, 1981, ISBN: