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Crockett Johnson (1906–1975)

Author of Harold and the Purple Crayon

Includes the names: Crocket Johnson, Crocket Johnson, Crockett Johnson

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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.
— biography from Harold and the Purple Crayon
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Harold and the Purple Crayon 6,825 copies, 202 reviews
A Picture for Harold's Room 745 copies, 8 reviews
Harold's Circus 456 copies, 4 reviews
Harold's ABC 416 copies, 5 reviews
Harold's Trip to the Sky 282 copies, 5 reviews
The Blue Ribbon Puppies 102 copies, 1 review
Is This You? 102 copies, 3 reviews
Barnaby 65 copies, 4 reviews
Magic Beach 61 copies, 2 reviews
Barnaby, Vol. 1 55 copies, 7 reviews
Barnaby and Mr. O'Malley 43 copies, 1 review
Barnaby, Vol. 2 29 copies, 6 reviews
Barnaby, Vol. 3 (Author) 24 copies, 2 reviews
Time for Spring 9 copies, 1 review
The emperor's gifts 3 copies, 1 review
The Carrot Seed (Illustrator) 3,665 copies, 61 reviews
Mickey's Magnet (Illustrator) 317 copies, 1 review
The Little Fish That Got Away (Illustrator) 259 copies, 1 review
Strange Stories for Strange Kids (Contributor) 205 copies, 3 reviews
The Happy Egg (Illustrator) 173 copies, 3 reviews
How to Make an Earthquake (Illustrator) 5 copies
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