Harold and the Purple Crayon

Harold and the Purple Crayon

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One evening Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight. But there wasn't any moon, and Harold needed a moon for a walk in the moonlight. Fortunately, he had brought his purple crayon. So he drew a moon. He also needed something to walk on. So he drew a path...
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 114 x 152 x 5.08mm | 68g
  • HarperCollins Children's Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • w. col. ill.
  • 0064430227
  • 9780064430227
  • 32,751

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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

Crockett Johnson was born in New York and spent his childhood on Long Island. He acquired his art education at New York University and at Cooper Union.

For many years the author and illustrator of the popular comic strip Barnaby, Mr. Johnson also illustrated many wonderful children's books, including Ruth Krauss's The Carrot Seed. He is perhaps best remembered for his own slyly engaging books about a small boy named Harold and his journeys with a purple crayon.
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Rating details

110,325 ratings
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