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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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A Picture for Harold’s Room (1960)

Harold starts out to draw a picture for his room, but soon finds himself out of his depth.

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Terrible, Terrifying Toby (1957)

Terrified by squirrels, frogs and butterflies, Toby finds they flee from his growl and concludes he must be terrible himself.

Author(s): Crockett Johnson
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This Rich World: The Story of Money (1943)

The story of money for younger readers.

Author(s): Constance J. Foster
Illustrator(s): Crockett Johnson

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Time for Spring (1957)

Irene is ready for winter to be over but her snowman would like to stay around at least until July. Later edition uses color.

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Upside Down (1969)

A kangaroo in Australia does not like the thought that she is upside down.

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

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Wanted, A Fairy Godfather (1985)

This is volume #1 of the paperback edition of Barnaby.

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

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We Wonder What Will Walter Be? When He Grows Up (1964)

Walter seeks advice on his future career, but doesn’t like it.

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

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Who’s Upside Down? (1952)

A kangaroo in Australia does not like the thought that she is upside down.

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

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Who’s Upside Down? (1990)

A kangaroo in Australia does not like the thought that she is upside down.

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

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Will Spring Be Early? or Will Spring Be Late? (1959)

It is the second of February and the groundhog is on his way to tell the animals when spring will arrive.

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

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Willie’s Adventures (1954)

Willie gets a new pet, tries on his new suit and goes to visit his grandmama.

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Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Crockett Johnson

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