Harold at the North Pole: A Christmas journey with the purple crayon
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Harold at the North Pole: A Christmas journey with the purple crayon (Harold #4)

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Can Harold use his purple crayon to help Santa and save Christmas?
Paperback, 48 pages
Published 1999 by Scholastic, Inc. (first published 1958)
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Dec 19, 2012 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: 2012, art, childrens, christmas
We've read a couple of the books in the Harold and the Purple Crayon series by Crockett Johnson. Harold is such a cute little boy and we enjoy his spontaneity and creativity.

Since the original tale that began the series was selected as one of the books for the November 2012 - Classic Picture Book Characters reads at the Picture-Book Club in the Children's Books Group here at Goodreads, I thought it would be fun to revisit this character for a holiday-themed read.

This story depicts Harold as he...more
When I was little, I was kind of fascinated by the way Harold could just draw his world into existence. That rocked. I saw this book for the first time this week. The story is cute, very Christmasy, but I'm pretty sure as a child I would have said, right off the bat, "Why doesn't he just draw a Christmas tree??" at the very beginning. (Which is, I'm sure, what kids will say when I read it to them.) Still, fun for the holiday season.
Crockett Johnson has captured the art of storytelling in its simplest and purest form. Harold books make you believe that anyone can be an author and illustrator. Magic can happen by simply picking up a crayon and enjoying a silly conversation with your little ones and seeing where the story takes you. What will your character do now? What would you do if you were him/her? The outcomes are endless!
I love the Harold and the Purple Crayon books. It's amazing what things he can think up to draw. I always wished that I had a magic crayon like Harold and could draw anything I wanted and it would come to life!
Oh my goodness--a Harold Christmas book! Cute and fun, and imaginative as always. I also couldn't help but laugh at the stray coloring our library copy has.
Harold heads to the North Pole to find a Christmas Tree and finds Santa snowed in. He draws him his reindeer and sleigh and goes on to find his tree.
I was unaware of this story by Crockett Johnson. It's not as good as the famous purple crayon story, and ends rather abruptly, but is still enjoyable.
Jobiska (Cindy)
A nice continuation of Harold's purple crayon adventures with a seasonal twist. By Crockett Johnson, not this ubiquitous "unknown" character!
Adorable Christmas story. My son is a huge Harold fan, and I was delighted to find there was a holiday book in the series.
Tiny Mendoza
Not as better as the first one, but still adorable. I love Harold and his purple crayon! :)
Adrienne Furness
This is the weakest of the Harold titles, as far as I'm concerned.
Great story, easy reading for younger students.
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