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Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
From the back cover: “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.
Author: Crockett Johnson
The author is also the illustrator.
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Why are we featuring this book?
Harold and the Purple Crayon is a book featured in Five in a Row, a literature-based unit study curriculum. Many families use FIAR for all but the grammar/reading and math, and others use it in conjunction with other resources. Above is information about the author and illustrator, story summaries, and links to lesson plans and websites that are great go-alongs for Harold and the Purple Crayon. Please note that these resources are meant to complement, not replace, the Five in a Row units. The Five in a Row volumes are inexpensive and well worth the investment.