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Harold and the Purple Crayon

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ISBN-10: 0064430227

ISBN-13: 9780064430227

Edition: 50th 1955

Authors: Crockett Johnson, Crockett Johnson

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Description:

One evening Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight. But there wasn't any moon, and Harold needed a moon for a walk in the moonlight. Fortunately, he had brought his purple crayon. So he drew a moon. He also needed something to walk on. So he drew a path... And thus begins one of the most imaginative and enchanting adventures in all of children's books. The creative concept behind this beloved story has intrigued children and kept them absorbed for generations, as page by page unfolds the dramatic and clever adventures of Harold and his purple crayon.
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Book details

List price: $7.99
Edition: 50th
Copyright year: 1955
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/29/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 64
Size: 6.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.462
Language: English

Crockett Johnson, pen name for David Johnson Leisk, was born October, 20, 1906 in New York City. He studied art at Cooper Union in 1924 and New York University in 1925. He wrote political cartoons for the New Masses from 1940-1943. In 1942, his popular character Barnaby first appeared in the newspaper, PM, and was later syndicated into 52 American newspapers. He married author Ruth Krauss in the early 1940s and illustrated three of her children's books: The Carrot Seed, How to Make an Earthquake, and The Happy Egg. His first children's book, Who's Upside Down? was published in 1952. His well-known series with his character Harold, began in 1955 with Harold and the Purple Crayon. He died of lung cancer on July 11, 1975 at the age of 68.