Format: Picture Books
Dimensions: 432 Pages, 7.87 × 9.84 × 0.79 in
Published: August 28, 2010
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0547391005
ISBN - 13: 9780547391007
About the Book
The tales of this cheerful and resilient little hero have kept generations of readers enthralled and entertained. This lavish 70th Anniversary edition includes a new Introduction along with seven original Curious George tales and two audio CDs. Full color.
From the Publisher
"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, and the world has loved
him ever since. The tales of this cheerful and resilent little
heror have kept generations of readers enthralled and entertained.
This lavish 70th Anniversary edition includes an introduction
by Leonard S. Marcus, Publisher''s Perspective by Anita Silvey,
retrospective essay by Dee Jones with photographic album of
Margaret and H. A. Rey, and the seven original tales of Curious
George: Curious George, Curious George Gets a Medal, Curious
George Flies a Kite, Curious George Rides a Bike, Curious George
Goes to the Hospital, Curious George Takes a Job, and
Curious George Learns the Alphabet.
This volume also includes two audio CDs with
recordings of the seven stories--more than one hour of
storytelling! The Complete Adventures of Curious George will
be treasured by George''s many fans, young and old.
About the Author
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. 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