Harold and the Purple Crayon

By Crockett Johnson
(HarperCollins Publishers, Hardcover, 9780060229351, 64pp.)

Publication Date: February 2005

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Description

Essential Picture Book Classics—timeless stories for every child to treasure.

"One night, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight."

Armed only with an oversized purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of wonder and excitement.

Full of funny twists and surprises, this joyful story shows just how far your imagination can take you. Harold and the Purple Crayon has delighted readers of all ages for over fifty years.




About the Author
Crockett Johnson was the pen name of cartoonist and children s book illustrator David Johnson Leisk (October 20,1906 July 11, 1975). He is best known for the Harold series of books begun with Harold and the Purple Crayon and for the comic strip Barnaby. He was married to the children s book author Ruth Krauss, with whom he collaborated on several books, including The Carrot Seed.
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