Curious George and the Hot Air Balloon

Curious George and the Hot Air Balloon

by H. A. Rey, Margret Rey

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Overview

While on vacation, George and the man with the yellow hat stop to see Mt. Rushmore. There's no time to take a helicopter ride for a close-up view - the hot air balloon races are about to start! Whisked up and away at the races, a surprised George gets a close-up view of the presidents after all. The adventures of Curious George continue in an all-new series beginning in fall 1998 with eight new stories. Written and illustrated in the style of Margret and H. A. Rey, the books will appear in paperback (8 x 8") and hardcover editions and will feature the art of Vipah Interactive, the animators of HMI's Curious George CD-ROMs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395919095
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/28/1998
Series: Curious George Series
Pages: 24
Sales rank: 129,379
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Hans and Margret Rey created many books during their lives together, including Curious George, one of the most treasured classics of all time, as well as other favorites like Spotty and Pretzel. But it was their rambunctious little monkey who became an instantly recognizable icon. After the Reys escaped Paris by bicycle in 1940 carrying the manuscript for the original Curious George, the book was published in America in 1941. More than 200 Curious George titles followed, with 75 million books sold worldwide. Curious George has been successfully adapted into a major motion picture and an Emmy-winning television show on PBS.
 




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. Visit www.curiousgeorge.com.

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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Curious George and the Hot Air Balloon 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Downloaded this to my nook color and was very disappointed. The pictures are small with very small print below them, which you can not zoom in on and can not read as is. At the bottom of most pages, the micro print has been repeated in a font size that can be read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book to my cousin. Shes three years old. There were way to many words per page. She lost interest halfway through. I like other curious george books but not this one. sorry:(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the book as I do all Curious George books however, l am disappointed as this is not a nook book. It's scanned in from the print format and is very blurry and hard to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sixhands More than 1 year ago
My grandson is slowly accumulating all the Curious George books. What a nice collection.
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