|Series:||Curious George Series|
|Sold by:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Lexile:||AD500L (what's this?)|
|File size:||32 MB|
|Note:||This product may take a few minutes to download.|
|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.
Martha Weston was the author and illustrator of two charming picture books about Tuck, as well as the illustrator of Clarion's successful Owen Foote books by Stephanie Greene. Martha Weston died in 2003.
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What can I say? Curious George is a well loved family classic that has been around for years. It is no surprise to me that two year old loves these books and it's iconic main character. I very often see some of my son in the characteristics of that mischievous monkey.
This was a wonderful story, however I know wish the pictures could be in color. Black and white made it a little more difficult to decipher the pictures and they were quite small. The text however was good, there were a couple instances where the text flowed onto the next page where it did not have an accompanying picture. All in all, I don't think my 4 year old really knew the difference. He still wants me to read to him from my new "book reader" as he calls it.
This eBook seems to be only offered here in the "non scanned in pages" form, when read on the NOOKcolor, sometimes you view the pictures on one page and have to read plain text that is supposed to be about those same pictures, on the completely next page. So view the pictures, then flip to read the text, which seemed cumbersome. In comparison to the same book on Google Books, you can change it to the scanned pages version and it displays better. I wish there was a way to do that on the NOOKcolor!