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Harold's Circus (Purple Crayon Books) Paperback – May 20, 1981

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About the Author

Crockett Johnson first came to national prominence as the author and illustrator of the popular comic strip Barnaby. Along with illustrating Ruth Krauss's The Carrot Seed and The Happy Egg, Crockett Johnson also created Harold and the Purple Crayon as well as six other adventures about the little boy and his magical crayon.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 500L (What's this?)
  • Series: Purple Crayon Books
  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (May 20, 1981)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0064430243
  • ISBN-13: 978-0064430241
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,088 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Crockett Johnson (1906-1975) was the writer and/or illustrator of over 20 books for children, including his beloved classic HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON (Harper, 1955), as well as seven subsequent adventures starring Harold, and THE CARROT SEED, written by his wife, Ruth Krauss (Harper, 1945). He was also the creator of "Barnaby," one of the most popular comic-strips of the Twentieth Century. (A Barnaby selection appears in LITTLE LIT: STRANGE STORIES FOR STRANGE KIDS, Harper, 2001.)

Mr. Johnson received his art training at New York University and Cooper Union, and in his later years exhibited a series of geometric paintings, which were well-received by both the mathematical and artistic communities.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By jazz lover on February 20, 2006
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I am a big fan of Harold and The Purple Crayon books. They really spark my 4 year old's imagination. But if your child tends to be easily frightened this will not be your favorite. Harold runs into a large lion with very big teeth, and falls thinking he will be caught by the elephant but gets caught by the lion instead.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By T. S. Murrell on August 13, 2005
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Harold's Circus is a great book for everyone. The story is very imaginative. The story flows just like Harold's drawings. This book has lots of great yet simple pictures. The vocabulary can be a bit more complicated than the simple layout and drawings might suggest.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Angry Mother on August 5, 2001
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This is a great book easy for children to read and know what they are reading. i sujest you get all of the harolds books starting with this one and the going to harold and the pruple crayon.. these books take a kids imagination and make them become life like... the author of these books knows how to hold a childs mind to keep them to want to keep reading til they get to the end..
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Whilst this is still a fun story and my son enjoyed it, I don't think it's as good as the original Harold and the Purple Crayon, but I suppose it's hard to out do a number 1, same as sequals are normally not as good at the first movie. none the less if you like Harold and the Purple Crayon you will probably like this one as well.
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By M. Mayer on April 13, 2015
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I bought this for my 6 year old son for Christmas. He had the original Harold and the Purple Crayon book and is obsessed with it. He really loves this and wants me to read to him often. It's really cute and I recommend it.
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My grandson loves this author. My grandson is in kindergarten and gets the basis of the story that you can always use your imigination to help any situation. We love to read the books together.
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By Pixie on November 5, 2012
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Cute book. Great addition to our collection of Harold books. The little one really enjoys this collection of books. Glad we came across them again. I remember them when I was a child.
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By Buller on September 11, 2013
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I got these, thinking I could make decorations for the nursery with the pictures, but I lack the skills needed. They are great bedtime stories, though.
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