Harold and his magic purple crayon rescue Santa (and thus Christmas) from the grip of a Christmas Eve blizzard.
An innovative problem solver, Harold is never at a loss when he encounters seemingly insurmountable obstacles; his purple crayon can draw virtually anything he needs. Read full book review >
Issued with revisions in 1965 as Castles in the Sand, with early 60s-ish illustrations by Betty Fraser, this philosophical tale appears here in its original form, beneath Johnson's own rough, expressive sketches—sandwiched between an eloquent appreciation of both author and art by Maurice Sendak, and a publishing history by renowned scholar Philip Nel. Read full book review >