Curious George Takes a Job Book & Cassette

Curious George Takes a Job Book & Cassette

by H. A. Rey, Margret Rey
     
 

After escaping from the zoo, Curious George tries his hand at a number of jobs. As usual, his curiousity gets him into and out of trouble, and in the end he winds up a star.

Overview

After escaping from the zoo, Curious George tries his hand at a number of jobs. As usual, his curiousity gets him into and out of trouble, and in the end he winds up a star.

Editorial Reviews

"A tale of rippling fun and absurd color-pictures."
Children's Literature
Curious George is a little monkey from Africa who is a little too curious. In this book, George wants to explore the world beyond the zoo, so he steals the keeper's keys and begins his romp through the city. His adventures take him on a bus, to a restaurant, on the metro, and to a job as the window-washer of a skyscraper. While washing, his curiosity overcomes him and he stops cleaning to explore a room being painted. The painters have left, and the temptation of blank walls and paint leads George to recreate his jungle home. But George is discovered and chased out of the building. George leaps from a fire escape, breaks his leg, and must be hospitalized. The press covers his escapade and the man in the yellow hat (George's first human friend) recognizes his monkey in the papers. He decides that he must see George once he has recuperated so that he may make a movie about George's life in Africa. Granted, this movie plot is zany and incongruous, but it fits with the free spirit of the book and allows for a conciliatory ending in which all those for whom George made trouble attend the screening and love the film. Canetti faithfully translates the spunk and surprise of the original. It is a joy to see this classic character available in a good Spanish version. 2003 (orig. 1947), Houghton Mifflin Company, Ages 5 to 8.
—Veronica Betancourt

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395891148
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Series:
Curious George Series
Edition description:
Book & Cassette
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
9.19(w) x 13.86(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 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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