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Johnson, Eugene Harper [a.k.a. Harper Johnson, E. Harper Johnson]. (b. Birmingham, AL; active New York, NY, 1953-76)
 

Bibliography and Exhibitions

MONOGRAPHS AND SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

Annixter, Paul and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Swiftwater.
New York: Scholastic, 1965.
220 pp.

Blassingame, Wyatt and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
The French Foreign Legion.
New York: Random House, 1955.
Children's book. 182 pp., 28 b&w illus., some with additional yellow. 8vo (22 cm.), cloth, d.j. First ed.

Bontemps, Arna and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Frederick Douglass: Slave-Fighter-Freeman.
New York: Knopf, 1959.
Children's book Gr. 5-9. 177 pp., 17 line drawings by Johnson. 8vo (20 cm.), cloth, d.j. First ed.

Bontemps, Arna Wendell and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
The story of George Washington Carver.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1954.
Children's book. vii, 191 pp., illus. 8vo (22 cm.), cloth, d.j. First ed.

Booth, Esma Rideout and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Kalena.
New York: Longmans, Green, 1958.
Children's book. 181 pp., 7 b&w pen & ink drawings by Johnson. 8vo, cloth, d.j. First ed.

Bradley, Duane and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Meeting with a Stranger.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1964.
Children's book. 128 pp., 16 b&w drawings, including double-page. 8vo, pictorial cloth, color pictorial d.j. First ed.

Catto, Max and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Gold in the Sky.
New York: William Morrow & Co., 1956.
Children's book. 285 pp. Story of an African airplane odyssey. [First ed.: London: Heineman, 1956.] 8vo (21 cm.), green cloth spine over yellow boards, pictorial d.j. First American ed.

Caudill, Rebecca and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Susan Cornish.
New York: Viking, 1966.
Children's book. 286 pp., drawings by Johnson. 8vo (23 cm.), cloth, d.j.

Chandler, Ruth Forbes and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Ladder to the Sky.
London, New York: Abelard-Schuman, 1959.
Children's book. 189 pp., illus. 8vo (21 cm.)

Child Study Association with HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Round about the City; stories you can read to yourself.
New York: Crowell, 1966.
Children's book. 116 pp., illus. 8vo (23 cm.), cloth, d.j.

Clair, Andrée and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Bemba: An African Adventure.
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1962.
Children's book. Gr 4-6. 158 pp., illus. Trans. by Marie Ponsot. 8vo (21 cm.), cloth, d.j. First ed.

Clark, Margaret Goff and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Mystery at Star Lake.
New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1965.
Children's book. 120 pp., illus. 8vo (21 cm.), cloth, d.j.

Coatsworth, Elizabeth and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Desert Dan.
New York: Viking, 1960.
Children's book. 64 pp., illus. A loner and his animals (3 burros, rooster, and a goat), with a focus on orphan burro Nina. 8vo, brown cloth spine over boards, pictorial d.j. First ed.

Davis, Julia and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
No Other White Men.
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1961.
Children's book. First published by E.P. Dutton in 1937, this popular children's version of the Lewis & Clark story was issued in England with illustrated cover by John Harwood; in 1949 with illustrations by Richard Powers; and finally by Dutton c.1961, the first edition with illustrations by Harper Johnson which endured into the later editions.

Dillon, Eilis and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
The Fort of Gold.
New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1961.
Children's book. 182 pp., illus. 8vo (22 cm.), cloth, d.j. First ed.

Dolch, Edward W. and Margaret P., and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
More Dog Stories in Basic Vocabulary.
Garrard, 1962.
Children's book.

Dunsing, Dee and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
War Chant.
Longmans, Green and Co., 1954.
Children's book. [x], 176 pp., illus. Story based on the history of the frontier wars in Florida. 8vo, green cloth, pictorial d.j. First ed.

Fisher, Aileen Lucia and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Lantern in the Window.
Eau Claire (WI): E. M. Hale and Company, 1957.
Children's book. 127 pp., illus. A story of the Quakers and the Underground Railroad.

Forsee, Aylesa and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Too much dog.
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1957.
Children's book. 192 pp., illus. 8vo (21 cm.), cloth, d.j. First ed.

Huie, William Bradford and HARPER JOHNSON (cover art).
Ruby McCollum: Woman in the Suwannee Jail.
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1956.
249 pp. Journalistic account of an African American woman who shot a white judge, a famous case in its day; b&w photos. Cover art by E. Harper Johnson. 8vo (21 cm.)

Ives, Burl and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Albad the Oaf.
New York: Abelard-Schuman, 1965.
Children's book. 52 pp., color illus. in green, black, red. 8vo, cloth, d.j.

JOHNSON, E. HARPER (Written and illus.).
Piankhy the Great.
New York: T. Nelson 1962.
Children's book. 96 pp., 18 illus., many double-page, photo and biog. of Johnson on dust jacket. 8vo (22 cm.), cloth, d.j. First ed.

JOHNSON, HARPER (author and illus.).
Kenny.
New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1957.
190 pp., illus. 8vo (21 cm.), cloth, d.j. First ed.

Jones, Weyman and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Talking Leaf.
New York: Dial, 1965.
Children's book. 95 pp., illus. 8vo (21 cm.), cloth, d.j. First ed.

Kelly, Frank K. and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Reporters Around the World.
Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1957.
Children's book. 242 pp., illus. 8vo (20 cm.), cloth, d.j. First ed.

Ladd, Elizabeth and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
A Fox Named Rufus.
New York: William Morrow & Co., 1960.
Children's book. 96 pp., illus. 8vo (22 cm.), cloth, d.j.

Lane, Blaise and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Mark Twain: Adventures in Old Nevada.
New York: Aladdin, 1956.
Children's book. 191 pp., b&w illus. 8vo, beige cloth, stamped in blue and green, illustrated endpapers, pictorial d.j. First ed.

Lindquist, Willis and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Red Drum's Warning.
New York: McGraw-Hill (Whittlesey House), 1958.
Children's book. Grades 4-6. 128 pp., b&w illus. A mystery set in Haiti in 1802. 8vo (20 cm.), cloth, d.j. First ed.

Martin, Patricia Miles and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
The Little Brown Hen.
New York: Crowell, 1960.
Children's book. K-3. 23 pp., illus. with brown and white drawings. Blurb on Johnson, last page. 8vo (21 cm.).

Mason, F. Van Wyck and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Winter at Valley Forge.
New York: Random House, 1953.
Children's book. 180 pp., illus. 8vo (22 cm.), cloth, d.j.

Merrell, Leigh and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Mary in Command.
New York: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1956.
Children's book. 191 pp. Story about a black-and-white hunting setter. 8vo (21 cm.), cloth, d.j.

Mongelli, Jacqueline and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
All Aboard for Freedom.
Dutton, 1954.
Children's book. 249 pp. Intro. by Jan Papanek. 8vo, red cloth spine, papered boards, d.j. First ed.

Moore, Beatrice T. and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Swim for it, Bridget!.
New York: William Morrow & Co., 1958.
Children's book. 80 pp., illus. Story about an Irish water spaniel. 8vo (22 cm.), cloth, pictorial d.j. First ed.

Moore, Beatrix T. and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Kerry.
New York: William Morrow & Company, 1959.
Children's book. 80 pp., illus. 8vo (22 cm.), cloth, d.j. First ed.

Person, Tom and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Sedge-Hill Setter.
New York: Longmans Green, 1960.
Children's book. 154 pp., illus. 8vo (21 cm.), cloth, d.j. First ed.

Ringwood, Gwen and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Younger Brother.
New York: Longmans, Green, 1959.
Children's book. 213 pp. Story of a boy growing to manhood in the rugged country of Alberta, Canada 8vo, cloth, d.j. First ed.

Ripley, Sheldon N. and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Matthew Henson: Arctic Hero.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1966.
Children's biography. 191 pp., 36 color illus., including maps, all in blue, black and white. 8vo (23 cm.), pictorial cover in blue, black and white

Rose, Mary Catherine and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Clara Barton: Soldier of Mercy.
Champaign (IL): Garrard, 1960.
Children's book. 80 pp. 8vo, pictorial boards, d.j.

Ross, Emory and Myrta and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Africa Disturbed.
New York: Friendship Press, 1959.
183 pp., illus., photos, full-color fold-out map of colonial Africa. Written by two United Church missionaries. 8vo (21 cm.), brown cloth, lettered in gold, pictorial d.j. First ed.

Rumsey, Marian and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Seal of Frog Island.
New York: William Morrow & Co., 1961.
Children's book. 48 pp., illus. 8vo (22 cm.), cloth, d.j. First ed.

Schlein, Miriam and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Home: The Tale of a Mouse.
London, New York: Abelard-Schuman, 1958.
Children's book. 58 pp., illus. 8vo (22 cm.), cloth, d.j. First ed.

Stinetorf, Louise A. and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Elephant Outlaw.
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1956.
Children's book. 173 pp., illus. 8vo (21 cm.), cloth, d.j. First ed.

Stinetorf, Louise Allender and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Musa, the Shoemaker.
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1959.
Children's book. 182 pp., 11 black-and-white drawings by Johnson. 8vo (21 cm.), cloth, d.j.

Wilkie, Katharine E. and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Daniel Boone: Taming the Wilds.
Champaign (IL): Garrard, 1960.
Children's book. 72 pp., color illus. 8vo (23 cm.), cloth, d.j. First ed.

Worcester, Donald and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Lone Hunter and the Cheyennes.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1957.
Children's book. 103 pp., illus. 8vo (21 cm.).

Worcester, Donald and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Lone Hunter's First Buffalo Hunt.
New York: H. Z. Walck, 1958.
Children's book. 92 pp., 20 drawings in brown and green. 8vo.

Worcester, Donald and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
Lone Hunter's Gray Pony.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1956.
Children's book. 94 pp., illus. 8vo (21 cm.), cloth, d.j.

Worcester, Donald and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
War Pony.
New York: H. Z. Walck, 1961.
Children's book. 125 pp., illus. 8vo (22 cm.), cloth, d.j. First ed.

Zirbes, Laura and HARPER JOHNSON (illus.).
How Many Bears?.
New York: G. P. Putnam, 1960.
Children's book. 64 pp. 8vo (21 cm.).

GENERAL BOOKS AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

LIMA, CAROLYN W.
A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children's Picture Books.
New York: Bowker, 1982.
Index of illustrators includes: Jacqueline Ayer (4 books), Moneta Barnett (5), Charles Bible (1), Carole Byard (1), Leo Carty (1), Gylbert Coker (1), Don Crews (5), Ernest Crichlow (2), Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon (2), Stephanie Douglas (1), Tom Feelings (3), George Ford (1), Harper Johnson (1), Jerry Pinkney (3), Ray Prather (1), John Steptoe (6), Mozelle Thompson (1), Emmett Wigglesworth (1), and John Wilson (1). [Obviously not a very complete reference; see vastly expanded 7th ed. pub. 2006.]