A few weeks ago at the library, a book caught three-year-old Tiger Lily's attention. I was surprised, because (1) the book was in the chapter book section, and (2) the book was not pink. The book was Raggedy Ann's Lucky Pennies.
She took it home, and I read it to her in several sessions. Although it left somewhat to be desired in the plot department (in my opinion), she sat entranced through the whole thing, and I must admit that I was charmed by it despite its deficiencies.
Luckily for Tiger Lily, her great-grandmother left her a strong heritage of dolls, including Raggedy Ann. From her, we have these dolls (which are quite large). We also have a smaller Raggedy Ann doll that is Tiger Lily's particular companion.
We also have Tiger Lily's great-grandmother's Raggedy Ann books of our very own: Raggedy Ann Stories and a treasury of abridged Raggedy Ann and Andy stories.
We are reading the abridged stories currently, and we will move on to the older book later if I work up the courage to let Tiger Lily use it. It's been at least a year since she's done anything shocking to a book, so perhaps I will.
Raggedy Ann and Andy were created by Johnny Gruelle, an American author and illustrator (source).
A few of Johnny Gruelle's works are in the public domain. You can read them online or download them to an e-reader.