Curious George and Friends: Favorite Stories by Margret and H.A. Rey

Curious George and Friends: Favorite Stories by Margret and H.A. Rey

by H. A. Rey, Margret Rey
     
 

Curious George and Friends: Favorite Stories by Margret and H. A. Rey features eight classic stories by the creators of Curious George. The book opens with an introduction called “Memories of the Reys” by Margaret Bloy Graham, the illustrator of the popular Harry the Dirty Dog and other books about Harry. Graham was a long-time friend and neighbor

Overview

Curious George and Friends: Favorite Stories by Margret and H. A. Rey features eight classic stories by the creators of Curious George. The book opens with an introduction called “Memories of the Reys” by Margaret Bloy Graham, the illustrator of the popular Harry the Dirty Dog and other books about Harry. Graham was a long-time friend and neighbor of Hans and Margret Rey. Throughout their lives the Reys created many lively books together. The character for whom the author-illustrator team became best known, Curious George, arrived as one of many monkey children in Cecily G. and the Nine Monkeys, Hans’s first book for children. Encouraged by their publisher and children throughout the world, the Reys continued with more books about Curious George. In the meantime, the Reys published a number of books showcasing their creative talents and their rare, immediate connection with childhood. These books feature characters, all with their own personalities, and a few with resemblances to George. Whether they come to you as new friends or old, they are sure to entertain children’s book lovers everywhere.

Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
The famous little monkey with a taste for adventure stars in this gorilla-sized collection of classic tales! Bound together in this handsome volume, eight frolicsome stories will tickle your fancy and touch your appetite for children's lit that helped generations locate their funny bones. The tale that started it all, "Curious George," begins this treasure, with George being taken from Africa to a zoo by the man with the big yellow hat (not without some curious trouble in between, however). The fun continues with the Reys' "Cecily G. and the 9 Monkeys," "Elizabite: Adventures of a Carnivorous Plant," and "Pretzel," followed up with a plucky kangaroo tale called "Katy No-Pocket," written by Emmy Payne and published in 1944. The final three stories include as much of the Reys' heartfelt, zestful talent as ever, with "Spotty" (about a spotted bunny) introducing another rabbit tale, "Billy's Picture," and "Whiteblack the Penguin Sees the World." This collection has much to rejoice over -- particularly for any fan who loves time-honored stories from the Reys, Don Freeman, or Margaret Wise Brown -- and with an introduction from author Margaret Bloy Graham and further endnotes about each of the stories, young fans and older collectors alike will recognize that this author/artist team deserves its rightful place in the canon of children's book legends. Matt Warner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618226108
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
08/25/2003
Series:
Curious George Series
Edition description:
None
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.94(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
5 - 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 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 numerous languages. And many, many Curious George books have followed.

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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