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Harold's Fairy Tale (Further Adventures of with the Purple Crayon) Paperback – March 20, 1994
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From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Top Customer Reviews
So begins this classic tale, which expands on numerous original elements first introduced in its also excellent predecessor, Harold and the Purple Crayon.
Harold exists in a world entirely defined by his imagination and the lines he draws with his purple crayon. These include a horizontal line - the horizon, the presence of which puts Harold on the ground, and the moon, placed in the sky, to differentiate what is up from down.
But there is a problem with the enchanted garden; "Nothing grew in it. If he hadn't known it was an enchanted garden, Harold would scarcely have called it a garden at all". To deal with the issue, the protagonist of the story decides to have a conversation with the king.
The action that subsequently unfolds has all the elements of a true heroic quest.
Harold draws a castle (because he knows that kings live in castles) but finds his entrance barred by a gate that has been shut. Ever resourceful, he draws a mouse that is larger than he is. As a result, Harold has been downsized and can freely enter via an adjacent mouse hole. And now comes one of my favorite lines, "He invited the mouse in too, but the mouse preferred to stay outside".
Realizing that as a pint sized person his audience with the king may be compromised, Harold sizes the stairs leading up to the throne room so that he is four and a half steps high - his usual height.
Our hero is called upon to utilize all his resourcefulness to deal with the witch that turns out to have caused the enchantment in the garden. And even after this has been accomplished, more adventure accompanies Harold on his journey back home.Read more ›
Well written and in such a nice rhythm. Your child will ask questions, think up scenarios, and wonder aloud at what will happen next.
I AM PURCHASING THE BOOKS, ALL FROM AMAZON SO FAR
MY DAUGHTER,A RETIRED TEACHER, IS THE LIBRARIAN, ARRANGING THE BOOKS,
CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED TO HER GRANDDAUGHTER'S MATURING AND READING SKILL LEVEL.
SHE DELIVERS THE BOOKS TO THE PARENTS (HER SON AND DAUGHTER IN LAW)
THE GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER IS READ TO BY HER PARENTS AND GRANDMOTHER WHICH SHE LOVES.
THE FIRST BOOK IS A HAROLD BOOK AND SHE IS STARTING TO RECOGNIZE WORDS.
HAROLD'S FAIRY TALE IS A WONDERFUL IST BOOK AND I HAVE PURCHASED TWO OTHERS
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love it! we have only two for now, but I’m planning to buy all Harold’s aventures. :)Published 2 months ago by sil
My 6-year-old son loves the Harold books! This one is great!Published 6 months ago by Celeste Murray
My son loves Harold and the Purple Crayon so we ordered this book and all the other Harold books for him as a Christmas gift. It is a nicely made little book.Published 7 months ago by Amanda
A great book for preschoolers...it lets their imagination play a part in the readingPublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I loved these books when I was a child and now my five year old loves them. I love reading them to him. I have to think they are great creativity and imagination stimulators.Published 18 months ago by A. Cohen