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Crockett Johnson and Ruth KraussHow an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children's Literature$
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Philip Nel

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781617036248

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617036248.001.0001

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Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss
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Philip Nel

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617036248.003.0030

In the years since their deaths, Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson have not totally faded from the public memory. New editions of some of the children’s books authored by Krauss have been published, including The Bundle Book (1951), which reappeared as You’re Just What I Need (illustrated by Julia Noonan, 1999); Eyes Nose Fingers Toes (1964), which became Goodnight Goodnight Sleepyhead (illustrated by Jane Dyer, 2004); and Big and Little, which resurfaced as And I Love You (illustrated by Steven Kellogg, 2010). In 2005, Maurice Sendak came up with a reworked Bears (1948), which he dedicated to Krauss and Johnson. Compared to Krauss, however, Johnson has far better name recognition, mainly because his comic is much more respected than her poetry. Barnaby is considered one of the twentieth century’s classic comic strips. In addition, his Harold and the Purple Crayon sold more than two million copies and has been translated into fourteen languages.

Keywords:   children’s books, Ruth Krauss, Crockett Johnson, The Bundle Book, Big and Little, Maurice Sendak, Bears, Barnaby, comic strips, Harold and the Purple Crayon

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