Curious George Takes a Job

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Curious George runs away from the zoo and after many adventures ends up a movie star.

George's curiosity leads him into new adventures when he escapes from the zoo, gets a job, and winds up in the hospital.

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Overview

Curious George runs away from the zoo and after many adventures ends up a movie star.

George's curiosity leads him into new adventures when he escapes from the zoo, gets a job, and winds up in the hospital.

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"A tale of rippling fun and absurd color-pictures." The New York Herald-Tribune
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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395186497
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/28/1974
  • Series: Curious George Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 159,622
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 570L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.13 (h) x 0.13 (d)

Meet the Author

H. A. and Margret Rey

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.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Hans Augusto Rey and Margarete Elisabeth Waldstein (full names)
    1. Place of Death:
      Cambridge, Massachusetts; Margret died in 1996, H.A. in 1977

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2014

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I hope it's good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2014

    Curious george is awesome

    Im 12 years old and 4 some reason still liie curious george

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

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    My sister will luv this

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    Posted July 28, 2012

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  • Posted September 2, 2011

    Don't waste your money

    Very poorly translated on to the Nook colour - writing doubled up on original scanned copy and again underneath.Picture size grotty - very disappointed as love these books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2007

    A fun story

    Curious George escapes from the zoo and ends up becoming a movie star. Tells kids that with a little ambition, someone can go from here to there.

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    Posted September 6, 2013

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