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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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Barkis (1956)

Some precise and some speculative interpretations of the meaning of a dog’s bark at certain times and in certain [illustrated] circumstances.

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

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Barnaby (1943)

Barnaby was a comic strip which began April 20, 1942 in the newspaper PM and was later syndicated in 64 American newspapers (for a combined circulation of more than 5,500,000).

Barnaby wishes for a fairy godmother and gets Mr. O’Malley, a cigar smoking Irish fairy godfather.

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

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Barnaby and Mr. O’Malley (1944)

Further adventures of five year old Barnaby and his fairy godfather Jackeen J. O’Malley.

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

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Barnaby Volume One (2013)

This first volume of the complete Barnaby comic strip covers 1942-1943, as Barnaby first meets his Fairy Godfather, Jackeen J. O’Malley, a cigar smoking Irishman.

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

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Barnaby Volume Three (2015)

Barnaby, a precocious five year old, tries to restrain his Fairy Godfather, Jackeen J. O’Malley a cigar smoking Irishman.

Author(s): Ted Ferro
Crockett Johnson
Illustrator(s): Crockett Johnson
Jack Morley

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Barnaby Volume Two (2014)

Further adventures of Barnaby, a precocious five year old and his Fairy Godfather, Mr. O’Malley. These strips were originally published in 1944-1945.

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

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Big Fat Little Lit (2003)

A collection of short comic book stories by various authors and illustrators.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Crockett Johnson
William Joyce
Walt Kelly
David Macaulay
Various

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The Blue Ribbon Puppies (1958)

Two children wanting to award a blue ribbon to the best puppy decide they are all best in some way.

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

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The Carrot Seed (1945)

Everyone tells him his carrot won’t come up, but the little boy knows better.

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

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Castles in the Sand (1965)

When Ben and Ann write something in the sand it immediately appears.

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

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Collier’s Collects Its Wits (1941)

A collection of cartoons that appeared in Collier’s Weekly magazine in 1940-41.

Author(s): None
Illustrator(s): Crockett Johnson
Et al

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Ellen’s Lion: Twelve Stories (1959)

Twelve stories about Ellen’s stuffed lion.

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

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The Emperor’s Gifts (1965)

The young emperor redeploys the gifts he has received from other potentates to help them overcome their faults.

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

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The Frowning Prince (1959)

When the prince announces he has an immovable frown, the grand vizier prescribes someone with an irresistible smile.

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

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Good Times Together (1958)

Includes Willie’s Pocket by Margaret Wise Brown with illustrations by Crockett Johnson reproduced in color. An anthology for younger children about people around the world.

Author(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
Margaret Wise Brown
Kenneth Grahame
Maj Lindman
A. A. Milne
Et al
Illustrator(s): Richard Bennett
Marjorie Flack
Crockett Johnson
Maurice Sendak
Helen Sewell
Et al

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Gordy and the Pirate (1965)

Gordy turns down many opportunities for adventure on his way home from school

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

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The Happy Egg (1967)

The egg gets sat on and sat on and sat on in this early reader.

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

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The Happy Egg (2005)

The early life story of an egg and its bird.

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

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Harold and the Purple Crayon (1955)

When Harold decides to go for a walk in the moonlight, there isn’t any moon, nor anywhere to walk, but his purple crayon soon fixes that.

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

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