Harold and the Purple Crayon: 50th Anniversay Edition by Crockett Johnson

Harold and the Purple Crayon: 50th Anniversay Edition

byCrockett JohnsonIllustratorCrockett Johnson

Paperback | September 29, 2015

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Share this timeless classic with a new generation of readers! The handsome retro look and the focus on the power of imagination resonate with today's parents and children, making Harold and the Purple Crayon a welcome gift and a joy to share.

One evening, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided 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 crayon travel through woods and across seas and past dragons before returning to bed, safe and sound.

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 decades and has lost none of its imagination-sparking wonder.

About The Author

Crockett Johnson first came to national prominence as the author and illustrator of the popular comic stripBarnaby. Along with illustrating Ruth Krauss'sThe Carrot SeedandThe Happy Egg, Crockett Johnson also createdHarold and the Purple Crayonas well as six other adventures about the little boy and his magical crayon.
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Title:Harold and the Purple Crayon: 50th Anniversay EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.25 inPublished:September 29, 2015Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064430227

ISBN - 13:9780064430227

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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The moon was bright the night that Harold decided he should go for a walk. Armed with only a giant purple crayon, he set out on a journey deep into the world of his own fancy. The key to his walk was simple: he could draw whatever he wanted to and go wherever he wanted. Even if his world is purple, it charms with nothing short or ingenuity. When Harold is hungry he draws himself a picnic; when he wants to find his way back, he draws a landmark. Crockett Johnson's Harold and the Purple Crayon has been a bedtime favourite since it was first published in 1955, loved as much for the illustrations as it is for the drawings within the illustrations.

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What they’re saying now...“One of the world’s most beloved children’s books.” (Horn Book)