Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss
How An Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children's LiteratureBook - 2012
Crockett Johnson (born David Johnson Leisk, 1906-1975) and Ruth Krauss (1901-1993) were a husband-and-wife team that created such popular children's books as The Carrot Seed and How to Make an Earthquake. Separately, Johnson created the enduring children's classic Harold and the Purple Crayon and the groundbreaking comic strip Barnaby. Krauss wrote over a dozen children's books illustrated by others, and pioneered the use of spontaneous, loose-tongued kids in children's literature. Together, Johnson and Krauss's style--whimsical writing, clear and minimalist drawing, and a child's point-of-vie.
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2012
Branch Call Number: 813.52 JOHNSON
Characteristics: 367 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm