Beloved Belindy - Written and Illustrated by Johnny Gruelle
(Pook Press, Nov. 25, 2014)
'Beloved Belindy' is written and illustrated by Johnny Gruelle, forming part of 'The Raggedy Ann Series.' This story focused on the adventures of Beloved Belindy, provides entertainment as well as moral lessons for young audiences; to be kind to those you meet, to always be generous, and to help those that need it. Sought after by collectors, this re-printed edition showcases Gruelle's original text, further enhanced by his wonderful colour drawings. Gruelle (1880 - 1930), was an American artist and political cartoonist, as well as a children's book illustrator and author. Gruelle created Raggedy Ann for his daughter, Marcella, when she brought him an old hand-made rag doll. He drew a face on it, and from his bookshelf, pulled a book of poems by James Whitcomb Riley, combining the names of two poems, 'The Raggedy Man' and 'Little Orphant Annie.' From this moment on, the much-loved children's series went from strength to strength. Pook Press celebrates the great ‘Golden Age of Illustration‘ in children’s literature – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old.