Thursday, June 25, 2020

My Raggedy Stories Dollies Free Coloring Pages E-Books

I know you won't be surprised by the fact that I love everything and anything concerning dolls, books, reading and history. 

I was introduced to books early on by my Grandmother - especially books about dolls.  I would sit in her lap while she was sitting in her rocking chair and she would read the stories to me.  I loved the stories and loved holding my own "dollies" as we sat there rocking.

When primitive cloth dolls - especially "raggedies" (which are versions of Raggedy Ann dolls) became all the rage two decades ago I was thrilled.  Around this same time primitive decor was gaining in popularity online which created a ton of primitive websites, blogs, and groups. It seemed there were primitives everywhere and no shortage of freebies for creating all sorts of primitive cloth dolls and crafts for home decor, but especially "raggedies."

So, given how much I love history and old books I decided to see if there was a copy of some of the old "Raggedy Ann" books out there on Project Gutenberg which displays books that are in the public domain.  To my delight there was a "Raggedy Ann Stories"  e-book written in 1918 and a "Raggedy Andy Stories" e-book written in 1920 that were now in the public domain.

I found most of the doll illustrations by Johnny Gruelle to be charming and decided I would remove the backgrounds from some of the illustrations and create free black/white coloring pages inspired by the illustrations from the free e-books so all the little girls and grown-up girls could enjoy coloring images of their favorite dolls together.  I posted about both the two groups I created here and here.

You can get all the free coloring pages I created from my two Linda's Blog posts but I thought you might appreciate two free .pdf e-books that you could save and download to our computer.  So, I created two free Raggedy Stories Dollies Free Coloring Pages E-books as well. 

My first free coloring pages e-book contains contains twenty-seven individual 8 1/2" by 11" coloring pages.

My second free coloring pages e-book contains contains thirty one individual 8 1/2" by 11" coloring pages.

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