Harold and the Purple Crayon (Hardcover)

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Harold and the Purple Crayon (Hardcover)

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This book is whimsy and magic and awesomeness and the power of imagination and I demand that everyone own a copy and love it or I don't think I can be friends with you.

— Jeffrey

From beloved children’s book creator Crockett Johnson comes the timeless classic Harold and the Purple Crayon! This imagination-sparking picture book belongs on every child's bookshelf.

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

Share this classic as a birthday, baby shower, or graduation gift!

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



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

Product Details ISBN: 9780060229351
ISBN-10: 0060229357
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: September 29th, 2015
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: Harold & the Purple Crayon (Hardcover)

"[Harold and the Purple Crayon] is one of my favorite children’s books. I’ve read it to my kids so many times." — actress, singer, and songwriter Zooey Deschanel