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Title:
A picture for Harold's room; a purple crayon adventure,
ISBN:
9780060230067

9780808564010

9780064440851
Publication Information:
New York, Harper & Row, ©1960.
Physical Description:
64 pages color illustrations 22 cm.
Summary:
Stepping into the picture he has drawn with his purple crayon, Harold continues drawing his way through various adventures.
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JER Johnson
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Summary

Summary

Harold, hero of the popular adventures with a purple crayon, makes his debut in an I Can Read Book as he steps into the picture he draws for his room.


Author Notes

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.