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.

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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

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