The Complete Adventures of Curious George: 70th Anniversary Edition

The Complete Adventures of Curious George: 70th Anniversary Edition

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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, and the world has loved him ever since. The tales of this cheerful and resilent little heror have kept generations of readers enthralled and entertained. This

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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, and the world has loved him ever since. The tales of this cheerful and resilent little heror have kept generations of readers enthralled and entertained. This lavish edition includes an introduction by Leonard S. Marcus, Publisher's Perspective by Anita Silvey, retrospective essay by Dee Jones with photographic album of Margaret and H. A. Rey, and the seven original tales of Curious George: Curious George, Curious George Gets a Medal, Curious George Flies a Kite, Curious George Rides a Bike, Curious George Goes to the Hospital, Curious George Takes a Job, and Curious George Learns the Alphabet.   This volume also includes two audio CDs with recordings of the seven stories—more than one hour of storytelling!
 
The Complete Adventures of Curious George will be treasured by George's many fans, young and old.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathleen Karr
Margret (1906-1996) and H.A. Rey (1898-1977) escaped from war-torn Europe with nothing but the first Curious George manuscript. It was published in New York in 1941, and since then the charming little monkey's adventures have become a standard of children's literature. After Margret's death an entire industry seems to have been created around his character, including kiddie cartoons and endless new generations of plush Georges and other novelties. But the seven original stories in this compilation—published between 1941 and 1966—are the real McCoy, written by Margret and illustrated by H.A. Rey with his wonderfully bright and evocative watercolors. The 70th Anniversary Edition adds two CDs of audio recordings of the stories to the material which fleshed out the 60th Anniversary Edition: a fascinating introduction by Leonard Marcus which follows the Reys' European and British careers with George and earlier books; a note by Anita Silvey; and finally Dee Jones' ?Retrospective Essay' and photo album of the Reys which nicely concludes the volume. The entire package should prove irresistible to children and parents alike, while also becoming a priceless tool for libraries. Reviewer: Kathleen Karr

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547391007
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
08/28/2010
Series:
Curious George Series
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
40,053
Product dimensions:
12.30(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 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.

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: 70th Anniversary Edition 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Trey Shaffer More than 1 year ago
The quality of this item is substandard. The publishers have used low quality scans with odd text insertions. Much of the text is unreadable. The book pages don 't turn easily. Do not spend a dime on this. You will not be pleased if you purchase this item. I am attempting to get a refund.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this as a gift because my son (and I) loved it! Although it's a little heavy for little hands to hold, we love the variety of stories in this collection. The book includes everything from "best-loved" stories to a wonderful interpretation of the alphabet. Because of the number of stories, my son enjoyed the magical freedom of "choosing" (which children don't often get in their day) his bedtime story. The artwork and stories will keep both children and parents wanting "just one more"!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First off I want to say I love this book. All that aside the formatting sucks. They just scanned the pages into their program and then added the words. You have to forward through several illustrations before you get to printed words and then the words don't match the pictures or you can read the words on the scanned pages and skip the text. Also freezes simple touch everytime I try to open book and takes like 5 minutes to open.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Curious George stories are really nice. My kids love them but when watching the pictures they keep on asking: Who draw a dark line through all the people ? Was the illustrator mad at something ? So, check it out. Every drawing has a dark line over it. But buy the books for the stories and reading. The drawings after all are just a support to the stories.
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Love it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After all these years, Curious George is still my all time favorite. I'm enjoying pass him down to the next generations and would encourage everyone else to do the same.
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I love curious george books when I was younger and I still do! One thing that I always wonderd was what is the man with the yellow hats name? Im sure that they mentioned his name at least once! Curious george is awesome.
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