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Harold and the Purple Crayon

Written & illustrated by Crockett Johnson
Published by HarperCollins
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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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B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
5.5 / 7.0

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.

Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
5.75 / 7.0
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Favorite pastime? Reading with my kids. Just finished Nana Cracks the Case!
7.0 / 7.0

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Crockett Johnson

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

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