"Magic Beach, "the first new book in forty years from the creator of "Harold and the Purple Crayon, "is the story of a boy and girl who discover the power of words on an enchanted beach. Published in celebration of the centennial of Crockett Johnsons' birth, "Magic Beach" includes an appreciation by Maurice Sendak, to whom Crockett Johnson was a mentor and friend, and an afterword by Philip Nel, who found the original drawings in the archives of the Smithsonian Institution.
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* "Like all great stories, this one stretches well beyond the pages." --"Publishers Weekly," starred review
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