History Main / HaroldAndThePurpleCrayon

3rd Apr '13 6:01:33 PM Xtifr
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''Harold and the Purple Crayon'' is an illustrated childrenís book first published in 1955 by [[EmbarrassingFirstName Crockett]] Johnson. The story follows Harold as he wanders around [[RealityWarper drawing his own reality]] with his purple crayon and [[TheHomewardJourney trying to get home]].

Harold is colored in with a blue jumpsuit and Caucasian skin. Everything else in the story is purple, since it was [[ArtInitiatesLife drawn with the crayon]]; this lets the reader see that Harold is somehow more real than everything else.

It has received several sequels, and also been adapted into a series of children's animated shorts.

The book is aimed at young children, ages 3 to 7, but itís a good quick read for adults.

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!! ''Harold and the Purple Crayon'' contains examples of:
* AdaptationExpansion: a 13-episode HBO series narrated by Sharon Stone.
* AppliedPhlebotinum: The crayon.
* ArtInitiatesLife
* ArtShift: Each episode of the HBO series had BookEnds set in Harold's bedroom, which looked more realistic than the rest of the backgrounds.
* BaldOfAwesome
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* HeroicMime: Harold.
** In some episodes of the HBO series, Harold would get to deliver one line, but the narrator would still do most of the talking.
* TheHomewardJourney
* LimitedAnimation: 3 classic shorts.
* MentalWorld: One possible explanation.
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: Harold contrasts against the people he draws, who have little more than purple outlines.
* PresentTenseNarrative
* RealityWarper
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[[caption-width-right:262:Long before LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya...]]

''Harold and the Purple Crayon'' is an illustrated childrenís book first published in 1955 by [[EmbarrassingFirstName Crockett]] Johnson. The story follows Harold as he wanders around [[RealityWarper drawing his own reality]] with his purple crayon and [[TheHomewardJourney trying to get home]].

Harold is colored in with a blue jumpsuit and Caucasian skin. Everything else in the story is purple, since it was [[ArtInitiatesLife drawn with the crayon]]; this lets the reader see that Harold is somehow more real than everything else.

It has received several sequels, and also been adapted into a series of children's animated shorts.

The book is aimed at young children, ages 3 to 7, but itís a good quick read for adults.

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!! ''Harold and the Purple Crayon'' contains examples of:
* AdaptationExpansion: a 13-episode HBO series narrated by Sharon Stone.
* AppliedPhlebotinum: The crayon.
* ArtInitiatesLife
* ArtShift: Each episode of the HBO series had BookEnds set in Harold's bedroom, which looked more realistic than the rest of the backgrounds.
* BaldOfAwesome
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* HeroicMime: Harold.
** In some episodes of the HBO series, Harold would get to deliver one line, but the narrator would still do most of the talking.
* TheHomewardJourney
* LimitedAnimation: 3 classic shorts.
* MentalWorld: One possible explanation.
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: Harold contrasts against the people he draws, who have little more than purple outlines.
* PresentTenseNarrative
* RealityWarper
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[[redirect:Literature/HaroldAndThePurpleCrayon]]
15th May '12 4:02:53 AM Oreochan
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23rd Oct '11 4:54:03 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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Harold is colored in with a blue jumpsuit and Caucasian skin. Everything else in the story is purple, since it was [[ArtinitiatesLife drawn with the crayon]]; this lets the reader see that Harold is somehow more real than everything else.

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Harold is colored in with a blue jumpsuit and Caucasian skin. Everything else in the story is purple, since it was [[ArtinitiatesLife [[ArtInitiatesLife drawn with the crayon]]; this lets the reader see that Harold is somehow more real than everything else.
14th Oct '11 7:36:54 AM Ikacprzak
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* ExacltyWhatItSaysOnTheTin

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* ExacltyWhatItSaysOnTheTinExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
14th Oct '11 7:35:33 AM Ikacprzak
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* ExacltyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
22nd Sep '11 4:39:17 PM Taifun
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Little known facts: [[TVTropes this wiki]] is drawn by little bald men with admin-level privileges, wielding blue and orange crayons.



* ArtInitiatesLife: MostTriumphantExample?

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* ArtInitiatesLife: MostTriumphantExample?ArtInitiatesLife
22nd Sep '11 4:38:44 PM Taifun
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The book is aimed at young children, ages 3 to 7, but itís a good [[{{Understatement}} quick]] read for adults.

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The book is aimed at young children, ages 3 to 7, but itís a good [[{{Understatement}} quick]] quick read for adults.
19th Feb '11 9:20:44 AM dsneybuf
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It has been adapted into a series of children's animated shorts.

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It has received several sequels, and also been adapted into a series of children's animated shorts.



* AdaptationExpansion: a 13-episode HBO series (not DarkerAndEdgier, alas) narrated by Sharon Stone.

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* AdaptationExpansion: a 13-episode HBO series (not DarkerAndEdgier, alas) narrated by Sharon Stone.


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* ArtShift: Each episode of the HBO series had BookEnds set in Harold's bedroom, which looked more realistic than the rest of the backgrounds.


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* HeroicMime: Harold.
** In some episodes of the HBO series, Harold would get to deliver one line, but the narrator would still do most of the talking.


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* NonstandardCharacterDesign: Harold contrasts against the people he draws, who have little more than purple outlines.
19th Feb '11 9:16:29 AM dsneybuf
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29th Jan '11 2:51:49 AM berr
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It has been adapted into a series of children's animated shorts.
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