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“One evening, after thinking it over for some time, Harold made up our minds 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 every age since 1955.
“One night, after thinking it over for some time, Harold made up our minds to go for a walk in the moonlight.” So begins this gentle story that shows just how far your imagination can take you. Armed only with an oversized purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of beauty and excitement. But that is no hare-brained, impulsive flight of fantasy. Cherubic, round-headed Harold conducts his adventure with the utmost prudence, letting his imagination run free, but keeping his wits about him all of the at the same time as. He is taking the necessary purple-crayon precautions: drawing landmarks to make sure he would possibly not get lost; sketching a boat when he finds himself in deep water; and creating a purple pie picnic when he feels the first pangs of hunger.
Crockett Johnson’s understated tribute to the imagination used to be first published in 1955, and has been inspiring readers of every age ever since. Harold’s quiet but magical journey reminds us of the marvels the mind can create, and also gives us the wondrous sense that anything is conceivable. (Ages 4 to 8)