Harold and the Purple Crayon: 50th Anniversay Edition by Crockett JohnsonHarold 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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From beloved children’s book creator Crockett Johnson comes the timeless classic Harold and the Purple Crayon!

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

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

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harold and the Purple Crayon This is such a fun book! I wish I had a crayon like Harold's :)
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great concept I borrowed this book from the library when my son was an infant, and I can't recall that he necessarily had any opinion about this book, but I really thought it was cute and a really neat concept for a book. I enjoyed it. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Liked This One As A Kid I really enjoyed this book when I was little- reading about Harold and his crayon always put me in a colouring mood! I borrowed this one so much when I was younger that I thought I already owned it. Just looked through my shelf and realized that isn't the case- I'll have to rectify that. Definitely recommend!
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice story Nice story, that talks about the idea of using one's imagination.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice story Nice story, that talks about the idea of using one's imagination.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice story Nice story, that talks about the idea of using one's imagination.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I remember this book! I also remember a show based off this book?? This is such a great book for little ones!
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A little long for young children it's a classic for a reason! such a cute book. but i find it too long for my baby.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful Classic While I was searching the internet for titles relevant to "Purple Day" in my Grade 1 classroom, I came across this gem. I had never read it before, and I am so happy that I found it! My students LOVED the simple story and illustrations, and I have to admit I was just as taken with it.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A lot longer than I remembered I bought this book for my baby thinking we'd read it right away but I completely forgot how long it is. My mom must have skipped pages while reading it to me. We will definitely read it in the future but since have found many other great books for our collection.
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic #plumreview I have read this book to many of my primary students over the years. They always seem to like it. I also remember reading this as a child.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from cute i like it but my toddler looses interest
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I absolutely adored this story. It has just the right amount of imagination that everyone needs in their lives.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from fun for the imagination Such an imagination Harold has, and his purple crayon creates and takes him anywhere he wants to go.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet!!! What a sweet and darling book! This children's classic shows a great story of imagination and adventure. The things you can do with a purple crayon. I would recommend this book to children between the ages of 4-7.
Date published: 2009-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My son loves it! I never thought my 20-month old son would love this book. Purple seems to be his favorite color to say, so I gave this book a try. I still can't beleive that he sits, and listens, and waits, and watches to see what happens next! I would never have guessed that he had such an attention span, expecially for something which requires more imagination!!!
Date published: 2006-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harold and the Purple Crayon A very warm and creative children's story which empowers a child to understand that anything can be possible through will . . Harold has a chance to explore the world through purple drawings of figures and neccesities . . charming and one of my favourite as a child.
Date published: 2001-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harold and the Purple Crayon This childrens book grows with your child as his/her understanding matures. For a little one it is initially just a story about a little boy on a walk. As your childs understanding matures, the story takes on a whole new meaning. This book is still my two sons most favorite. I have ordered hardcover copies for them to have as adults so that we are assured that their children will be able to read all about Harold in years to come.
Date published: 1999-12-27

From Our Editors

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)