|H. A. and Margret Rey|
One of the most memorable and charismatic characters in children’s literature, Curious George was the creation of the talented husband-and-wife team H. A. and Margret Rey, who fled Nazi Germany for America. Their lovable monkey (and his mischievous exploits) have entertained several generations of readers.
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H. A. and Margret Rey
Also Known As:
Hans Augusto Rey and Margarete Elisabeth Waldstein (full names)
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
H. A. and Margret Rey's official web site
|George for the Holidays|
|Merry Christmas, Curious George|
Margret Rey, Mary O'Keefe Young, Cathy Hapka, H. A. Rey, Margret Rey, Rey H . A, Mary O'Keefe Young (Illustrator), Mary O'Keefe Young (Illustrator)
It's Christmastime! And irrepressible, excitable Curious George has just the spirit for it. He can't wait to help his best friend, The Man with the Yellow Hat, pick out their holiday tree. At the tree farm, however, amid all the excitement of finding the perfect specimen, George gets carried away, as usual -- atop his favorite tree! Hiding in the tree's branches, George finds himself delivered to the local children's hospital, where his tree trimming antics cheer the children and he gets to meet a jolly man in a bright red suit.
|H.A. and Margret were married in Brazil, where H.A. was selling bathtubs as part of a family business; but they soon put their talents to work in Paris, where a publisher asked Rey to expand on some newspaper cartoons he had drawn. The result was a children's book, Cecily G. and the 9 Monkeys, featuring Curious George as a minor character. The Reys later decided to give George his own story.|
|Beyond Curious George||The Lost Manuscript|
|Elizabite: The Adventures of a Carnivorous Plant|
H. A. Rey
The Reys are best known for the Curious George series, but they also produced a number of books starring different sorts of animals (or meat-eating plants, in the case of H. A. Rey's Elizabite). All of the books showcase the Reys' colorful illustrations and gentle humor.
|Whiteblack the Penguin Sees the World|
H. A. Rey, Margret Rey, H. A. Rey
After the Reys' death, their publisher found this 1937 tale at, of all places, an exhibition in Mississippi. Whiteblack, the Chief Storyteller of Penguinland, sets off on a worldwide adventure to gather more stories for his village. The result is vintage Rey.