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Crockett Johnson - book author

Crockett Johnson was the pen name of the American cartoonist and children's book illustrator David Johnson Leisk. He is best known for the comic strip Barnaby (1942–1952) and the Harold series of books beginning with Harold and the Purple Crayon. [From Wikipedia.]

Crockett Johnson is the author of books: Harold and the Purple Crayon (Harold, #1), The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon: Four Magical Stories, Harold's Fairy Tale (Harold, #2), A Picture for Harold's Room (Harold, #6), Harold at the North Pole (Harold, #4), Harold's Circus (Harold, #5), Harold's Purple Crayon Treasury, Harold's Trip to the Sky (Harold, #3), Harold's ABC, Ellen's Lion

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"One night, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight." So begins this gentle story that shows just how far your imagination can take you. Armed only with an oversized purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of beauty and excitement. But this is no hare-brained, impulsive flight of fantasy. Cherubic, round-headed Harold conducts his adventure with the utmost prudence, letting his imagination run free, but keeping his wits about him all the while. He takes the necessary purple-crayon precautions: drawing landmarks to ensure he won't get lost; sketching a boat when he finds himself in deep water; and creating a purple pie picnic when he feels the first pangs of hunger.
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Harold and his incredible, astounding, magical purple crayon can go anywhere and do anything!

This volume contains the complete text and illustrations for all four books:
- Harold and the Purple Crayon
- Harold's Fairy Tale
- Harold's Trip to the Sky
- Harold's Circus
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From the treasured creator of Harold and the Purple Crayon, Crockett Johnson, comes another adventure for Harold and his magical purple crayon.

Unable to fall asleep one night, Harold uses his purple crayon to create his very own bedtime fairy tale, complete with castles, fairies, flying carpets, and an enchanted garden.

“An ingenious and original little picture story in which a small boy out for a walkhappily with a crayon in his handdraws himself some wonderful adventures.” (The Horn Book)
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From the treasured author of Harold and the Purple Crayon, Crockett Johnson, comes an I Can Read adventure for Harold and his magical purple crayon.

Harold needs a picture for his bedroom wall, so he takes his purple crayon and begins to create a whole new world around him. But then he notices he has gotten very small—half the size of a daisy! Only a very clever artist could find his way home now.

This Level 1 I Can Read imagination-sparking adventure is perfect for the beginning reader learning to sound out words and sentences.
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It's Christmas Eve and Harold needs a Christmas tree. So with purple crayon in hand, he sets off to get one. Before long he finds himself at the North Pole, where a snowbound Santa Claus needs his help. It's up to the ever-resourceful Harold to draw up a plan and save Christmas!

Ever since the publication of Harold and the Purple Crayon in 1955, Crockett Johnson's crayon-wielding hero has had a devoted following. This classic character's Christmas adventure, with its clever and inventive twists, will delight fans old and new.
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From the treasured creator of Harold and the Purple Crayon, Crockett Johnson, comes another adventure for Harold and his magical purple crayon.

One night Harold, with his trusty purple crayon, goes for a walk on a tightrope. Down he falls into a circus complete with trapeze, clowns, and lion tamers. A must-have for every imaginative child’s bookshelf.

“As fresh and imaginative as ever.” (The Horn Book)

“Harold is at the top of his form.” (New York Times)
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Reader's first met Harold and his purple crayon over forty years ago and instantly fell in love. Now, for the very first time, five magical adventures are together in one volume.

The story begins in Harold and the Purple Crayon. One evening, Harold decides to go on a walk. With his purple crayon, he draws the moon, then a path, then a field, then a forest.

Harold's Fairy Tale is complete with a flying carpet, and a good fairy—all drawn by Harold, of course.

When Harold decides to visit Mars in Harold's Trip to the Sky, he draws himself a rocket ship and returns home just in time for breakfast.

Of course, Harold's Circus isn't like any other circus in the world because Harold has drawn all the characters and then some.

And then there's Harold's ABC, a charming introduction to the alphabet.

The ingenious and imaginative concept behind these stories will intrigue children and keep them completely absorbed as page by page unfolds the dramatic and clever adventures of Harold and the purple crayon.
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Harold travels to the sky with the help of his purple crayon.
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From the creator of the treasured children’s book Harold and the Purple Crayon, Crockett Johnson, comes another adventure for Harold and his magical purple crayon.

Harold is going on an alphabet adventure from A to Z with his trusty purple crayon! This imaginative classic story is just right for little ones learning their ABCs.

“A unique kind of ABC book.” (The Horn Book)
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Presents twelve episodes in Ellen's relationship with her toy lion.