Harold and the Purple Crayon Book
Harold and the Purple Crayon Book
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Harold and the Purple Crayon

Written and illustrated by Crockett Johnson

Published by HarperCollins

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Publisher's Summary

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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  • Age Range: 4-8
  • Pages: 64
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: September 29, 1998
  • ISBN: 0060229357
  • ISBN 13: 978-0060229351
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This book is a wonderful example of imagination and the joy it brings! Harold can do anything he imagines. I love the simplicity of this book--all it takes is a purple crayon.

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