The Complete Adventures of Curious George

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Houghton Mifflin, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 422 pages
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“This is George. He lived in Africa. He was a good little monkey, and always very curious.” With these words, H. A. and Margret Rey introduced the world to Curious George in 1941, and the world has loved him ever since. The tales of this cheerful and resilient little hero have kept generations of readers enthralled and entertained. Now, in recognition of the sixtieth anniversary of his debut, Houghton Mifflin proudly presents a special edition of George’s best-loved adventures.

With an introduction by critic Leonard Marcus, a retrospective note by publisher Anita Silvey, and a cataloged history of the Reys by curator Dee Jones, this collection offers a fun and fascinating portrait of a classic character and his unique creators.

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User Review  - lrummy - LibraryThing

This book is great for our curious readers. They will laugh along with George as he sets off for the big city and winds up in the zoo, of course. Children are just as curious as George in their world so they can easily relate to this adventure story. Read full review

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User Review  - quaintlittlehead - LibraryThing

Curious George has a classic mid-20th century artistic style that appeals to the eye and simple plotlines that appeal to the mischief maker in all of us. Unlike so many children's books, George does ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

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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