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Written By: John
Johnny Gruelle, of course, is the beloved creator of the Raggedy Ann dolls, and subsequently the Raggedy Ann and Andy series books. He illustrated extensively prior to this, including classics such as Grimm’s Fairy Tales, and this book is a great example of his other work. Many of his books are digitized at Project Gutenberg.
“Rhymes for Kindly Children” is subtitled “Modern Mother Goose Jingles.” It is more blatantly geared toward teaching children proper manners, though, and even the titles reveal this end. Children, of course, will not always embrace such obviousness, and perhaps this is why the rhymes themselves never became quite as popular as the traditional Mother Goose fare. The illustrations are nice though, and especially of interest to any Gruelle fan.
I have placed some representative images below, all linked to the GALLERY. The full list is viewable there.
Title: Rhymes for Kindly Children: Modern Mother Goose Jingles
Author: Ethel Fairmont
Artist: Johnny Gruelle
Publisher: P. F. Volland Company
Date Published: 1916
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