The Complete Adventures of Curious George

The Complete Adventures of Curious George

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by Margret Rey
     
 

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“This is George. He lived in Africa. He was a good little monkey, and always very curious.” With these words, H. A. and Margret Rey introduced the world to Curious George in 1941, and the world has loved him ever since. The tales of this cheerful and resilient little hero have kept generations of readers enthralled and entertained. Now, in recognition

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“This is George. He lived in Africa. He was a good little monkey, and always very curious.” With these words, H. A. and Margret Rey introduced the world to Curious George in 1941, and the world has loved him ever since. The tales of this cheerful and resilient little hero have kept generations of readers enthralled and entertained. Now, in recognition of the sixtieth anniversary of his debut, Houghton Mifflin proudly presents a special edition of George’s best-loved adventures.

With an introduction by critic Leonard Marcus, a retrospective note by publisher Anita Silvey, and a cataloged history of the Reys by curator Dee Jones, this collection offers a fun and fascinating portrait of a classic character and his unique creators.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Gathering all of the intrepid monkey's tales under one roof, The Complete Adventures of Curious George: 60th Anniversary Edition by Margret and H.A. Rey begins with an introduction by Leonard S. Marcus, continues with publisher Anita Silvey's perspective and follows with the six original tales in their entirety. Photos of the creative couple close the volume. (Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
Curious George has enchanted and amused generations of readers since 1941, when the husband and wife team of H. A. and Margret Rey introduced this charming monkey to the world of children's literature. This marvelous anthology celebrates sixty years of the adventures of the cheerful and mischievous Curious George. Adults will appreciate the generous introduction by critic Leonard Marcus, and the publisher's perspective by Anita Silvey offers interesting and little-known facts about how the stories came into print. At the end, there is a satisfying retrospective essay about the Reys as well as a photographic album of the authors. The heart of the book lies between these articles and essays—the tales of Curious George. In order—"Curious George," "Curious George Takes a Job," "Curious George Rides a Bike," "Curious George Gets a Medal," "Curious George Flies a Kite," "Curious George Learns the Alphabet," and "Curious George Goes to the Hospital." This tribute to one of literature's most beloved animals is sure to satisfy readers of all ages. 2001, Houghton Mifflin, $30.00. Ages 3 up. Reviewer: Catherine Campbell Wright

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780233001500
Publisher:
Andr Deutsch
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Hans Augusto Rey was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1898. As a child, he spent much of his free time in that city's famous Hagenbeck Zoo drawing animals. After serving in the army during World War I, he studied philology and natural science at the University of Hamburg. He then married Margret Rey and they moved to Montmartre for four years. The manuscript for the first Curious George books was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when they escaped from Paris in 1940. Eventually, they made their way to the United States, and Curious George was published in 1941. Curious George has been published in many languages, including French, German, Japanese, Afrikaans, and Norwegian. Additional Curious George books followed, as well as such other favorites as CECILY G. AND THE NINE MONKEYS and FIND THE CONSTELLATIONS.

The Reys were born in Hamburg, Germany. Hans Augusto Rey (1898-1977) met his wife-to-be, Margret (1906-1996), at a party in her father's home in Germany; when he first caught a glimpse of her, she was sliding down the banister. In their twenties and thirties they lived in Paris and in Rio de Janeiro, where Hans sold bathtubs in villages along the Amazon River. Eventually Cambridge, Massachusetts, became the Reys' home and community. Throughout their lives the Reys created many lively books together, including SPOTTY, PRETZEL, and lift-the-flap books such as HOW DO YOU GET THERE? The manuscript of the first Curious George books was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when they escaped from Paris in 1940. Eventually, they made their way to the United States, and CURIOUS GEORGE was published in 1941. Their incorrigiblelittle monkey has become an American icon, selling millions of books and capturing the hearts of readers everywhere. CURIOUS GEORGE has been published in many languages, including French, German, Japanese, Afrikaans, and Norwegian. Additional Curious George books followed, as well as such other favorites as CECILY G. AND THE NINE MONKEYS and FIND THE CONSTELLATIONS.

Brief Biography

Place of Birth:
Hamburg, Germany; Margret in 1906, and H.A. in 1898
Place of Death:
Cambridge, Massachusetts; Margret died in 1996, H.A. in 1977
Website:
http://www.curiousgeorge.com

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Complete Adventures of Curious George 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Xena-Angel More than 1 year ago
My son is in First Grade and loves reading this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read these stories to my kids as my mom read them to me when I was growing up, and they love them as well as all of Curious George's antics.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a single mom, I treasure the time I get to spend with my son. He is seven years old and loves to read with me. I remember reading Curious George when I was little. I bought him this book along with The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. I also got a hilarious book of poetry my son just loves called Nose Pickin' (and 50 Other Ways to Tickle Your Brain!)
Guest More than 1 year ago
My kids love this- the stories are classic and are printed in their entirety. This is great for taking on a trip because each story is long and interesting to kids. My own never seem to tire of it, not the 4 year old nor the 9 year old. It's also a great gift.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I Loved Curious George ever sice i was little and this book made it a lot better and brought back good memories
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great book, my children loved it!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Who doesn't love Curious George? All around the world, people love the stories of this little monkey and his friend in the yellow hat. He is one of my favorite characters in children's lit, and this compilation of his original adventures is a must-have for any parent or kid or human on the planet.