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Crockett Johnson

Author,Illustrator

(1906 - 1975)

Crockett Johnson

Crockett Johnson was the pen name of cartoonist and children’s book illustrator David Johnson Leisk (October 20, 1906–July 11, 1975). He is perhaps best known for the comic strip Barnaby (1942–1952) and the Harold series of books begun with Harold and the Purple Crayon.



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Harold at the North Pole (1958)

Harold goes looking for a Christmas tree, but first he has to lend Santa Claus a helping crayon.

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Harold’s ABC (1963)

Harold sets out to see the moon, by way of the ABCs, with his trusty purple crayon in hand.

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Harold’s Circus (1959)

The intrepid Harold takes his purple crayon to the circus.

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Harold’s Fairy Tale (1956)

When Harold takes a walk in an enchanted garden he discovers it is under a spell.

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Harold’s Trip to the Sky (1957)

Harold wanders off into the sky with the aid of his trusty purple crayon.

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How to Make an Earthquake (1954)

A collection of activities to do at home.

Author(s): Ruth Krauss
Illustrator(s): Crockett Johnson

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Is This You? (1955)

A guide to writing a biography of that most interesting person - you!

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Author(s): Ruth Krauss
Illustrator(s): Crockett Johnson

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Is This You? (1964)

A guide to writing a biography of that most interesting person - you!

Author(s): Ruth Krauss
Illustrator(s): Crockett Johnson

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J. J. O’Malley Goes Hollywood (1986)

Hollywood comes calling for Barnaby’s Fairy Godfather, the alluring J.J. O’Malley. This is volume #6 in the paperback edition.

Author(s): Crockett Johnson
Illustrator(s): Crockett Johnson

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Jackeen J. O’Malley for Congress (1986)

Mr. O’Malley, Barnaby’s Fairy Godfather, answers the nation’s call to public service in volume #3 of the paperback edition of this classic cartoon strip.

Author(s): Crockett Johnson
Illustrator(s): Crockett Johnson

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The Lion’s Own Story: Eight New Stories About Ellen’s Lion (1963)

More stories about Ellen and her lion.

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Author(s): Crockett Johnson
Illustrator(s): Crockett Johnson

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The Little Fish that Got Away (1956)

If you want to catch fish you have to be patient.

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Author(s): Bernadine Cook
Illustrator(s): Crockett Johnson

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The Little Fish that Got Away (2005)

If you want to catch fish, you have to be patient. This new edition has been recolored.

Author(s): Bernadine Cook
Illustrator(s): Crockett Johnson

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Magic Beach (2005)

Published with illustrations by Betty Fraser as “Castles in the Sand,” this edition uses Crockett Johnson’s original illustrations. It is based on the classic tale of the Fisher King.

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Merry Go Round (1958)

As you flip the pages you can follow Harold on his merry go ride around the zoo.

Author(s): Crockett Johnson
Illustrator(s): Crockett Johnson

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Mickey’s Magnet (1956)

Fun with magnets (included).

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Author(s): Franklyn M. Branley
Eleanor K. Vaughan
Illustrator(s): Crockett Johnson

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Mr. O’Malley and the Haunted House (1985)

This is volume #2 of the paperback edition of Barnaby.

Author(s): Crockett Johnson
Illustrator(s): Crockett Johnson

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Mr. O’Malley Goes for the Gold (1986)

This is volulme #4 of the paperback edition of Barnaby.

Author(s): Crockett Johnson
Illustrator(s): Crockett Johnson

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Mr. O’Malley, Wizard of Wall Street (1986)

Volume #5 of the paperback edition of Barnaby.

Author(s): Crockett Johnson
Illustrator(s): Crockett Johnson

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