Harold and the Purple Crayon

Harold and the Purple Crayon

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From beloved children's book creator Crockett Johnson comes the timeless classic Harold and the Purple Crayon! This imagination-sparking picture book belongs on every child's bookshelf.

One evening Harold decides to go for a walk in the moonlight. Armed only with an oversize purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of wonder and excitement.

Harold and his trusty crayon travel through woods and across seas and past dragons before returning to bed, safe and sound. Full of funny twists and surprises, this charming story shows just how far your imagination can take you.

"A satisfying artistic triumph." --Chris Van Allsburg, author-illustrator of The Polar Express

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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 114 x 152 x 12.7mm | 68g
  • HarperCollins Children's Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • w. col. ill.
  • 0064430227
  • 9780064430227
  • 3,351

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Essential Picture Book Classics--timeless stories for every child to treasure.

One night, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight.

Armed only with an oversized purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of wonder and excitement.

Full of funny twists and surprises, this joyful story shows just how far your imagination can take you. Harold and the Purple Crayon has delighted readers of all ages for over fifty years.
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Review Text

First published in 1955, this classic tells the story of young Harold, whose purple crayon and his imagination take him on wonderful adventures. Full color.
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Review quote

"This popular translation of one of the world's most beloved children's books, "Harold and the Purple Crayon, " is now available in a bold new trim size with a bright and engaging treatment of the original cover art. For generations, children have cherished this ingenious and original little picture story." --"Horn Book"
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About Crockett Johnson

Johnson, Crockett

Crockett Johnson (1906-1975) was the writer and illustrator of over twenty books for children, including the beloved classic Harold and the Purple Crayon, six subsequent adventures starring Harold, and The Carrot Seed, written by his wife, Ruth Krauss. He was also the creator of the groundbreaking Barnaby, one of the most influential and ingenious comic strips of the twentieth century.
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Rating details

120,575 ratings
4.25 out of 5 stars
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4 26% (30,824)
3 15% (18,665)
2 4% (4,621)
1 2% (2,097)
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