Cecily G. and the 9 Monkeys

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1942 - Juvenile Fiction - 31 pages
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Cecily G. is a lonely giraffe who finds herself befriended by nine monkeys—including everyone’s favorite curious monkey! Together they share many adventures—from skiing to sailing to the heroic saving of Cecily’s house. This first story featuring Curious George showcases the adventure and humor readers love about the Reys’ stories. This edition of the book includes Louise Borden’s engaging afterword that placesCecily G.in historical context vis-a-vis the development of Curious George and the Reys’ personal immigration journey.

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Review: Cecily G. and the 9 Monkeys

User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

This is the first book to feature Curious George. I can't say I really liked the story -- I was a bit disturbed by the giraffe losing her skin -- but the illustrations are every bit as adorable as those in later books. Read full review

Review: Cecily G. and the 9 Monkeys

User Review  - ↜ƈɦǟռ☂ɛℓℓɛ↝ - Goodreads

More power to you, if you can handle 9 monkeys Read full review

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About the author (1942)

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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