Crockett Johnson


Born
in The United States
October 20, 1906

Died
July 11, 1975

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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.]

Average rating: 4.23 · 132,375 ratings · 2,633 reviews · 55 distinct worksSimilar authors
Harold and the Purple Crayon

4.25 avg rating — 114,648 ratings — published 1955 — 42 editions
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The Adventures of Harold an...

4.42 avg rating — 1,050 ratings — published 1985 — 2 editions
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Harold's Fairy Tale

4.20 avg rating — 543 ratings — published 1956 — 8 editions
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A Picture for Harold's Room

4.17 avg rating — 393 ratings — published 1960 — 11 editions
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Harold at the North Pole

3.90 avg rating — 399 ratings — published 1958 — 12 editions
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Harold's Circus

3.94 avg rating — 340 ratings — published 1959 — 8 editions
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Harold's Purple Crayon Trea...

4.47 avg rating — 195 ratings — published 1985
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Harold's Trip to the Sky

3.97 avg rating — 279 ratings — published 1957 — 6 editions
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Harold's ABC

3.97 avg rating — 225 ratings — published 1963 — 10 editions
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Ellen's Lion

4.28 avg rating — 124 ratings — published 1959 — 7 editions
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More books by Crockett Johnson…
Harold and the Purple Crayon Harold's Fairy Tale Harold's Trip to the Sky Harold at the North Pole Harold's Circus A Picture for Harold's Room Harold's ABC
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Barnaby, Vol. 1: 1942-1943 Barnaby, Vol. 2: 1944-1945 Barnaby, Vol. 3: 1946-1947
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4.32 avg rating — 115 ratings

“But, luckily, he kept his wits and his purple crayon.”
Crockett Johnson, Harold and the Purple Crayon

“The sandy beach reminded Harold of picnics. And the thought of picnics made him hungry. So he laid out a nice simple picnic lunch.

There was nothing but pie. But there were all nine kinds of pie that Harold liked best.

When Harold finished his picnic there was quite a lot left. He hated to see so much delicious pie go to waste.

So Harold left a very hungry moose and a deserving porcupine to finish it up.”
Crockett Johnson, Harold and the Purple Crayon

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