Yogi Bear and the Cranky Magician

Yogi Bear and the Cranky Magician is a 1963 children's book starring Yogi Bear.

Publication details

  • Publisher: Whitman Publishing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Dimensions: 7.3 × 6.2 × 0.4 inch
  • Author: William Johnston
  • Illustrator: Mel Crawford


An evil magician causes trouble in Jellystone Park by using his magic cane to make things vanish.


  • The book's villain, Abner K. Dabra, was allegedly the inspiration for the Great Fondoo, a member of the Really Rottens in Scooby's All-Star Laff-a-Lympics.
  • Mel Crawford's illustrations show Yogi wearing a red hat, rather than the green hat he wears in the TV cartoons.

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