Synopses & Reviews
HAVE FUN LEARNING FRENCH WITH THE BELOVED STORY OF HAROLD AND HIS MAGICAL CRAYON
Publié en anglais sous le titre « Harold and the Purple Crayon, » ce classique indémodable fait depuis plus de 50 ans les délices des lecteurs de tous âges. Ce petit livre captivant raconte lhistoire dHarold, armé dun crayon violet trop grand pour lui, avec lequel il va dessiner ses aventures imaginaires. Multipliant les surprises et les rebondissements, Harold et le Crayon Violet nest pas seulement un basique pour apprendre à lire le français. Cest aussi une histoire réjouissante qui montre que limagination offer à chacun un voyage sans limites.
Published in English under the title Harold and the Purple Crayon,” this timeless classic has delighted readers of all ages for more than 50 years. This little book tells the fascinating story of Harold, armed with a purple crayon too big for him, with which he will draw his imaginary adventures. Multiplying the surprises and twists, Harold and the Purple Crayonis not only a basic book to learn to read French. It is also a delightful story that shows that imagination offers everyone a journey without limits.
[F]or generations, children have
cherished this ingenious and
original little picture story.”
The Horn Book Magazine
Have fun learning French with the beloved story of Harold and his magical crayon
Creative, endearing, and simply beautiful, the tale of Harolds wondrous journey through his imagination has delighted readers for over fifty years. To many fans it is not just a charming story, but a book that used easy vocabulary and simple but poignant language to first teach them how to read. Now this new translation of the classic text can help children learn to read French. Full of ferocious dragons, deep oceans, and steep cliffs, this exciting tale makes learning French a joy while also showing the power, both illuminating and menacing, of a strong imagination. Every child can identify with Harolds escape into a hand-crafted reality, the trials he undergoes as that world takes shape, and his eventual safe return home (not to mention his love for drawing on walls). Children and adults alike will enjoy diving into la langue française with this classic text.
About the Author
(19061975) published over 20 childrens books, including his beloved classic Harold and the Purple Crayon
, as well as seven subsequent adventures starring Harold. He also created "Barnaby," one of the most popular comic strips of the 20th century.