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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 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