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Barnaby Volume Three (Hardcover)

Crockett Johnson

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ISBN 10: 1606998234 / ISBN 13: 9781606998236
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Hardcover. Before authoring one of the most beloved children's book series of all time - Harold and the Purple Crayon - cartoonist Crockett Johnson created the comic strip Barnaby (1942 to 1952). Bar.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 374 pages. 1.214. Bookseller Inventory # 9781606998236

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Title: Barnaby Volume Three (Hardcover)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: 3rd.

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This is the third book in a series of five collecting Harold and the Purple Crayon author Crockett Johnson's long-lost newspaper comic strip about a five-year-old boy and his fairy godfather.

The long-lost comic strip masterpiece by legendary children’s book author Crockett Johnson (Harold and the Purple Crayon, The Carrot Seed), collected in full and designed by graphic novelist and Barnaby superfan Daniel Clowes (Ghost World). Volume Three collects the postwar years of 1946–1947, continuing five-year-old Barnaby Baxter and his Fairy Godfather J.J. O’Malley’s misadventures. Bumbling but endearing, Mr. O’Malley rarely gets his magic to work―even when he consults his Fairy Godfather’s Handy Pocket Guide. The true magic of Barnaby resides in its canny mix of fantasy and satire, amplified by the understated elegance of Crockett Johnson’s clean, spare art. In its combination of Johnson’s sly wit and O’Malley’s amiable windbaggery, a child’s feeling of wonder and an adult’s wariness, highly literate jokes and a keen eye for the ridiculous, Barnaby expanded our sense of what comics can do. This volume also features essays by comics historians Nathalie op de Beeck and Coulton Waugh, as well as Johnson biographer Philip Nel. Black and white with over 50 pages of color.

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Crockett Johnson was the pen name of cartoonist and children’s book illustrator David Johnson Leisk (October 20,1906–July 11, 1975). He is best known for the Harold series of books, which began with Harold and the Purple Crayon, and for the comic strip Barnaby. He was married to the children’s book author Ruth Krauss, with whom he collaborated on several books, including The Carrot Seed.

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