Search Results: "Crockett Johnson"


BOOK REVIEW

ELLEN'S LION by Crockett Johnson
Released: Aug. 5, 1959

"A word of warning to all children: Do not let this book into the hands of adults or you may have to queue up to read it."
It is perfectly natural that Ellen have a lion for a pet. Read full book review >

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THE FROWNING PRINCE by Crockett Johnson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 1, 1959

"Crockett Johnson, author of The Blue Ribbon Puppies and other books for children, writes of the make-believe in a low key, evolving a sensibly elastic world in which improbable happenings occur without shock."
When an immovable frown meets an irresistible smile, as the song goes, something's got to give. Read full book review >

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HAROLD AT THE NORTH POLE by Crockett Johnson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1958

"Harold's concentrated efficiency with the crayon is rewarded by a bountiful Christmas for him and a whimsical holiday treat for the young reader."
Harold's purple crayon once again works magic in this story of his North Pole adventure. Read full book review >

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WILL SPRING BE EARLY? OR WILL SPRING BE LATE? by Crockett Johnson
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 15, 1959

"In no sense a nature book."
Around the beginning of February the groundhog sticks his head out of his hole and asks his perennial question: "Will spring be early or will spring be late?" Read full book review >

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THE BLUE RIBBON PUPPIES by Crockett Johnson
Released: Aug. 20, 1958

"Reenforced spine."
A little girl and a little boy must decide which of a whole menagerie of puppies shall be awarded the coveted blue ribbon —the fat one, the thin one, the spotty one, the plain one. Read full book review >

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THE EMPEROR'S GIFTS by Crockett Johnson
Released: Sept. 6, 1965

"Catchy and re-tellable."
Six rulers from surrounding kingdoms waited upon the youngest and newest member of their fraternity with typical gifts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIME FOR SPRING by Crockett Johnson
Released: March 30, 1957

"Again Crockett Johnson's stolid drawings have the squirrel cheeked people who look just faintly surprised."
Irene is quite ready for spring, but the weather isn't. Read full book review >

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HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON by Crockett Johnson
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 10, 1955

"Good stitches."
A clever little volume and pint sized- like Harold- contains the story of how he drew himself all over the place one evening with his purple crayon. Read full book review >

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WILLIE'S ADVENTURES by Crockett Johnson
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1954

"Miniscule meanderings, winsome and fetching in the right way."
A tiny trilogy by a skillful hand has its own quiet quality and forms three imaginative openings into the world of small boy adventures. Read full book review >

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HAROLD'S CIRCUS by Crockett Johnson
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1959

"In this episode Crockett Johnson achieves a singularly animated effect with his purple line drawings."
That lucky purple crayon of little Harold again works its magic. Read full book review >

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HAROLD'S TRIP TO THE SKY by Crockett Johnson
FICTION
Released: Aug. 21, 1957

"Deliciously silly, this very tiny book, done in the Barnaby style, bridges the gap between comic books and serious reading, for the illustrations are integral to the text."
Terribly timid Harold, who has survived breathtaking adventures with the help of his own imagination and props he draws with a purple crayon, ventures into outer space this time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAGIC BEACH by Crockett Johnson
FANTASY
Released: Nov. 30, 2005

"As in so much else, she was right—but it does make a handsomely packaged artifact for adult readers of children's literature. (Picture book. Adult)"
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 >