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[Crockett Johnson] ↠´ Harold and the Purple Crayon [words PDF] Ebook Epub Download ß After finally having had a chance to read Crocket Johnson s Harold and the Purple Crayon which I unfortunately never did get a chance to actually and actively encounter during my own childhood, although I had heard of its existence , and what in my humble opinion makes this timeless classic so very much and inherently, lastingly special is that with the simplicity of the accompanying illustrations, the author illustrator shows children no, he actually shows EVERYONE that imagination and even artistic imagination does NOT need to be realism based, does not need to be three dimensional, and most certainly does not ever really need to be painterly, as Harold s artistic adventures with his ubiquitous purpose crayon are all depicted as simple line drawings, expressive, evocative, adventurous, Crockett Johnson s allegorical retelling of books 1 6 of Vergil s Aeneid is still as powerful today as when it was originally published in 1955 After being startled by a dragon guarding apples a reference to the Achaian menace brought on by the Golden Apple of Discord Harold Aeneas is forced into an involuntary sea voyage, accompanied only by the moon here a stand in for his patroness mother Venus He lands in a pleasant country, and enjoys a seaside feast the wealth and luxury of Carthage , accompanied by a hungry moose and a deserving porcupine , allegories for Dido and her sister Anna It is no accident that it is Anna who is the deserving one Dido, who spurns Iarbas in favor of trying to divert Aeneas from his divine mission is satirized as thin and rapacious.
Abandoning these at their banquet of overabundance, Harold Aeneas continues his journey He tries to climb a mountain to he One Night, After Thinking It Over For Some Time, Harold Decided To Go For A Walk In The Moonlight So Begins This Gentle Story That Shows Just How Far Your Imagination Can Take You Armed Only With An Oversized Purple Crayon, Young Harold Draws Himself A Landscape Full Of Beauty And Excitement But This Is No Hare Brained, Impulsive Flight Of Fantasy Cherubic, Round Headed Harold Conducts His Adventure With The Utmost Prudence, Letting His Imagination Run Free, But Keeping His Wits About Him All The While He Takes The Necessary Purple Crayon Precautions Drawing Landmarks To Ensure He Won T Get Lost Sketching A Boat When He Finds Himself In Deep Water And Creating A Purple Pie Picnic When He Feels The First Pangs Of Hunger This is a book about an insomniac toddler who gets out of bed and goes wandering around at night armed with a magic crayon What were his parents thinking Didn t they realize that you should put toddlers to bed early and make sure they stay there And didn t they know that you shouldn t give magical objects to young children Harold could have fallen out of bed and ended up with an owie What is worse, he could have gotten lost, eaten, injured, kidnapped, jailed or drowned.
This book should be prohibited because it encourages neglect and shows a lamentable overuse of imagination.
This was my choice for the Popsugar prompt A book with your favorite color in the title Children s book choice 2 out of 3 and I have to say, after all the hype surrounding what a fantastic book this is, I just didn t see it Sure it s a cute read, but for something so beloved I expected a littleAnyway, on to the next one P.
S my kids weren t all that interested either so I guess it wasn t just me.
This book is Amazing I love this story of imagination imagery My favorite part toward the end And then Harold made his bed.
He got in it and he drew up the covers This is so perfect on so many levels The sad thing is I don t remember reading this as a child I discovered The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon at age 30 Where have you been all my life Harold If you re like me or if you ve read it before do yourself a favor and read this book rediscover a world of imagination and simplicity I like Harold and the Purple Crayon better than Where the Wild Things Are, which is a book of similar material, although not quite as simplistic.
Some Favorite Parts He didn t want to get lost in the woods So he made a very small forest, with just one tree in it.
His hand holding the purple crayon shook Suddenly he realized what was happening But A true classic and for good reason A marvelous story about all the places imagination and a purple crayon can take you Don t let the book s apparent simplicity fool you this is a treasure.
I m a creative person, but I m not especially artistic in terms of drawing painting etc so I could both appreciate Harold s creative spirit and his artistic talents that are beyond me That said, I think even though Harold uses a purple crayon, the imagination and creativity can be so relevant to various artistic persuasions writing, music, dance, etc all help us create worlds
I read this many, many times to my twins, and they liked it well enough, but they much preferred Where the Wild Things Are and Stone Soup I wasn t sure why, but I never gave it much thought until now Now, you see, my little Scoutie Kat loves Harold and the Purple Crayon, and I think it is because I finally figured out the voice for reading aloud One night last month we were sitting around, and I was exhausted, so rather than try to muster energy and liven up proceedings, I simply went with my exhaustion, put in a pseudo mid western accent and languidly set off on Harold s journey Turns out that languid is a big hit at least with Scoutie Slow and steady and soothing is the voice she likes, and I discovered, much to my surprise, that I liked the storythan I ever had before I think I d always been reading it wrong, trying Here is the first betrayal in a long life of betrayals, child Your parents told you it was a classic, didn t they Their eyes were probably limpid with nostalgia as they gave it to you It s about imagination,they simpered And you took it in your grubby little hands, and you put it in your grubby little mouth, and you thought, THIS IS BORING But it s about how creativity can take you anywhere they cried And yeah, you babbled Anywhere purple.
Because that s all it is, child, isn t it It s just purple lines No, they protest, it s pie and dragons Scribbly purple pies and dragons, and not the real thing The real pie is in the refrigerator, the real dragons are in your sofa fort, and this is boring.
You might as well know now, child your parents are boring Your teachers are boring You will be assaulted on all sides by books that grown ups t