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Harold and the Purple Crayon
Contributor(s): Johnson, Crockett (Author), Johnson, Crockett (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0064430227     ISBN-13: 9780064430227
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: June 1981
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Annotation: First published in 1955, this classic tells the story of young Harold, whose purple crayon and his imagination take him on wonderful adventures. Full color.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Classics
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure - General
- Juvenile Fiction | Imagination & Play
Dewey: E
LCCN: 55007683
Age Level: 4-8
Grade Level: Preschool-3
Lexile Measure: 440(Not Available)
Series: Purple Crayon Books
Physical Information: 0.5" H x 5.9" W x 7.3" (0.25 lbs) 64 pages
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Review Citations: New York Times 05/10/1998 pg. 25
New York Times 05/17/1998 pg. 25
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 7318
Reading Level: 3.0   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
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Publisher Description:

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

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Contributor Bio(s): Johnson, Crockett: -

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.

Johnson, Crockett: -

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.


 
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