Curious George

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Dec 15, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 64 pages
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In this, the original book about the curious monkey, George is taken from the jungle by the man in the yellow hat to live in a new home, but--oh, what happened! Though trying to be good, George is still very curious and takes a swim in the ocean, escapes from jail, and goes for a flying ride on a bunch of balloons. This treasured classic is where it all began for the curious, loveable monkey and is a must have for any children's book collection.
 

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User Review  - little_manb - LibraryThing

Genre: Fantasy Review: Funny and out going book. H. A. Rey did an outstanding job to express his feeling and curiosity. Uses: Can be used to teach children to be curios about things and also to be careful when doing so because being a mischief can be bad. Read full review

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User Review  - jerenda - LibraryThing

Kind of a weird story, really. The man with a yellow hat takes a monkey from his home and to the zoo. On the way, George gets into all kinds of misadventures, but everything turns out for the better ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

The Reys were born in Hamburg, Germany. Hans Augusto Rey (1898-1977) met his wife-to-be, Margret (1906-1996), at a party in her father’s home in Germany; when he first caught a glimpse of her, she was sliding down the banister. In their twenties and thirties they lived in Paris and in Rio de Janeiro, where Hans sold bathtubs in villages along the Amazon River. Eventually Cambridge, Massachusetts, became the Reys’ home and community. Throughout their lives the Reys created many lively books together, including SPOTTY, PRETZEL, and lift-the-flap books such as HOW DO YOU GET THERE? The manuscript of 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. Their incorrigible little monkey has become an American icon, selling millions of books and capturing the hearts of readers everywhere. 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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