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
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
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 walk—happily with a crayon in his hand—draws himself some wonderful adventures.” (The Horn Book)
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.
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.
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)
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.
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)