The Complete Adventures of Curious George

The Complete Adventures of Curious George

by Margret Rey

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Overview

“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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780233001500
Publisher: Andr Deutsch
Publication date: 10/28/2007
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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 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 incorrigiblelittle 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.

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

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Complete Adventures of Curious George 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Xena-Angel More than 1 year ago
My son is in First Grade and loves reading this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read these stories to my kids as my mom read them to me when I was growing up, and they love them as well as all of Curious George's antics.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a single mom, I treasure the time I get to spend with my son. He is seven years old and loves to read with me. I remember reading Curious George when I was little. I bought him this book along with The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. I also got a hilarious book of poetry my son just loves called Nose Pickin' (and 50 Other Ways to Tickle Your Brain!)
Guest More than 1 year ago
My kids love this- the stories are classic and are printed in their entirety. This is great for taking on a trip because each story is long and interesting to kids. My own never seem to tire of it, not the 4 year old nor the 9 year old. It's also a great gift.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I Loved Curious George ever sice i was little and this book made it a lot better and brought back good memories
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great book, my children loved it!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Who doesn't love Curious George? All around the world, people love the stories of this little monkey and his friend in the yellow hat. He is one of my favorite characters in children's lit, and this compilation of his original adventures is a must-have for any parent or kid or human on the planet.
quaintlittlehead on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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 not learn lessons by getting in trouble with adults for most of the things he does wrong and being told what moral to take away from it, but learns from most of his experiences simply by seeing the consequences of his own actions. Children can see for themselves the cause and effect relationship between what George does and the problems that result, and thus learn a certain sense of order in addition to the moral of staying on their best behaviour so they won't end up in the same situations. The authors also don't shy away from difficult vocabulary when it is appropriate for the situation; I have fond memories of discussions about what ether is used for with my third grade teacher after reading about George passing out after sniffing a bottle. This volume collects all the original Curious George stories, and they are all keepers. One story that sees George becoming the first monkey to bail out of a rocket ship provides a gateway for introducing children to the history of the space programme, and an ABC primer in which each letter used on a given page is highlighted within the text is also clever.
messelti on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Curious George is a curious monkey who is always getting in some sort of mischief. In one story, he is taken from the jungle to a zoo, and causes quite a bit of trouble on his way there. George¿s shenanigans including firemen, balloons, a traffic jam, and a man in a yellow hat. The plot is simple, easy and fun with silly scenarios that young readers are able to follow. Also, colorful and amusing watercolor pictures illustrate George¿s misadventures. A great book for read-alongs. Highly recommended for any picture book collection, especially in public libraries.
ericajohnson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
enjoyed the book. remembered reading it when I was younger but still enjoyed it just the same...