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Harold and the Purple Crayon (Purple Crayon Books) Paperback – 5 Feb 1992

4.8 out of 5 stars 34 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 62 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books; 1st. American Edition edition (5 Feb. 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0064430227
  • ISBN-13: 978-0064430227
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 15.2 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 356,604 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This popular translation of one of the world's most beloved children's books, "Harold and the Purple Crayon, " is now available in a bold new trim size with a bright and engaging treatment of the original cover art. For generations, children have cherished this ingenious and original little picture story." --"Horn Book"

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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."

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Format: Paperback
This book follows the adventure of Harold and his purple crayon. Harold draws things with his purple crayon and then interacts with the things that he has drawn. The text is simple but the story is strong - the illustrations are basic (they are just pictures that you could draw with a purple crayon!) but very effective.
Great fun and very stimulating. When I read it with my son (4) after having forgotten about the book for a while it provoked a huge number of quite complicated questions about the nature of reality and imagination.
Highly recommended.
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Format: Hardcover
I first read this book as a child and still have it thirty something years later. It's a great little story of a small boy, Harold, who has a magic crayon which brings whatever he draws to life. He sets off on a great adventure, drawing the path as he goes. Wherever he goes, the moon goes with him. Harold's adventures lead him near and far until he gets rather lost. While looking for his house and his bedroom window he ends up drawing a whole city full of windows but none of them is his. Finally, Harold remembers that his window is always right around the moon. He draws his window and after making his bed, jumps in it and draws up the covers. As you might expect the book has very simple line drawings but they are quite effective. I've used this book with young children and they loved it.
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This book has been very popular in our household, from the 6 yr old, all the way down to the 2 yr old (waiting to see what baby thinks)...very cute pictures, imaginative story, easy to read, and keeps their attention. We ordered another in the series after reading this because our kids liked it so much! The basic gist is that the baby makes up his own adventures using the crayon to draw them as he goes...so if he needs a road to get somewhere, he draws it and walks along, until he needs a tree, and draws that. Then a dragon to guard the tree...etc. Very cute. Will get more, I'm sure. Wish I'd known about these when our oldest few were smaller!
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I bought this for my grandson and years ago I had also bought it for my son. It's an easy story for both children and adults, involving a little boy drawing parts of his world with a purple crayon as he experiences it. The only colour on the page is the result of his purple crayon. Brilliant.
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This book requires a little creative imagination - perhaps more than other books. It was a huge hit in our house with both my daughter and then my son. Friends who've received it as a gift comment on this one long after it was given, more than any other book gift. I am confident that it is and will remain a classic. Harold's quick thinking in his quest to have an adventure and then return to bed comes up trumps.
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I bought this for my 4 year old who wanted to be read a 'proper book' rather than a baby book. He absolutely loved this and the 3 other Harold books we bought and now cannot wait to be able to read himself and read them again.
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Format: Paperback
This book is really cute and very creative.
It is also quite long, a bit too long for toddlers.
I have read it several times to my 3 year old, and I don't think she really understands it. Maybe best for ages 4 and up?
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I got this as I remember it from my childhood, think there was a cartoon of it. Remembered it one day, couldn't remember the name, but searched for magic crayon and this came up - I was so happy. My husband had never heard of it, he read it to our kids (who both love it, 6 and 2) and he was stunned, he said it's genius, full of philosophical ideology and very, very cleverly done. Funny too. What more can you ask for......
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