Harold and the Purple Crayon


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One of the launch titles in the amazing new Essential Picture Book Classics list from HarperCollins, this book is full of funny twists and surprises as young Harold draws himself some wonderful adventures. A collectable classic picture book that every child should read and own. Maurice Sendak says "Harold is a masterpiece". "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, Harold draws himself a ...

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Mary A

Mar 13, 2016


This is a lovely book for probably ages 2 and up. Great use of imagination. Don't know why I never knew about it when our kids were younger.


Oct 5, 2014

small version of an old book

I like the large version better. Maybe sellers don't remember the first publication, but I do. I wish they would say it's small.

Patricia W

Mar 6, 2014

Birthday gift

The book came very quickly which was giood to see. My grandson will receive it for his 1st birthday and like most first year boys he will like it. He is learning purple well also. So I'm sure he will like my reading it to him.

Penny Penn

Mar 1, 2012

A Delicious Book for Children

Written in the 1950s, this timeless book is a delight for young children and for the child in all of us. Line drawings in purple create a world that beautifully demonstrates the magic of imagination.


Dec 22, 2009


Harold is a very imaginative little boy drawing his way to find his home so he can go to sleep. Cannot go wrong with this book.

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