Harold and the Purple Crayon: 50th Anniversay Edition

Paperback | September 29, 2015

byCrockett JohnsonIllustratorCrockett Johnson

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"One evening, 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 since 1955.

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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 ingen...

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Share this timeless classic with a new generation of readers!"One evening, 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 j...

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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 joy...

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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Format: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

Customer Reviews of Harold and the Purple Crayon: 50th Anniversay Edition

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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

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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)