A Treasury of Curious George

A Treasury of Curious George

by H. A. Rey, Margret Rey


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“He was a good little monkey and always very curious.” This is how H. A. Rey and his wife, Margret, first introduced their now beloved troublemaker-hero to young readers in 1941. In this hefty 192-page hardcover treasury, Curious George fans will find eight stories based on the popular primate, painted in Rey’s original watercolor and charcoal style: Curious George Takes a Train (2002), Curious George Visits a Toy Store (2002), Curious George and the Dump Truck (1999), Curious George and the Birthday Surprise (2003), Curious George Goes Camping (1999), Curious George Goes to a Costume Party (2001), Curious George Visits the Library (2003), and Curious George in the Big City (2001). A wonderful collection for your own mischievous monkey.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618538225
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/25/2004
Series: Curious George Series
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 3 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.

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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A Treasury of Curious George 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Mister_K More than 1 year ago
My son is a huge fan of curious George, so I thought having 8 Curious George stories on my Nook Color (NC) would be great for car rides, so we wouldn't have to carry as many books. I was wrong. This book is simply scanned pages from the paper book, which doesn't work well on the NC, because the Curious George books are square and fairly large, so when they are squeezed into the NC's width they are tiny, and leave a huge whitespace at the bottom. On top of that, the method of rendering the pictures is terrible, simply dropping pixels instead of blending them to make a smooth picture. Finally, the whitespace at the bottom is used to reprint the text from the book to be read, but the original text is still partially visible and readable in the original scanned page, which confuses my son and frustrates me. This is a terrible adaptation of a great children's book series, which should be avoided, because it would be unusable even if it was free.
janecool More than 1 year ago
i should have listened to mister_k. i bought the book despite reading his review and was so disappointed. it was exactly as he described, just a scan of the books. the quality of the scans are bad and aren't at the right aspect ratio for the nook. such a waste of my money. if you're looking for good kids nookbooks, the dr seuss ones are much better.
mcarper on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Curious George will delight all ages. I enjoy reading these stories to my 5 year old daughter. She always wants more than one read to her. The binding has begun to wear from so much use. We often take this book with us on trips.
EllieGiles on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A classic series about a little monkey in a lot of trouble.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U should really think about the reviews u post i cannot believe that review that says blaaahhhh it has bad language and whoever is such a loser with no life that they have 2 post bad stuff for a childrens book is stupid and dont care about the feelings of others. Curious george is awesome and u posting worthless reviews that r terrible and offensive arent funny. Really what if a little kid saw that and got really sad!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree with review #1
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased the actual book before i got a nook. My 4yr old love it. Because it has 8 stories that he can choose from and they are pretty good in length. I wish all nook books give total reading pg numbers. Not sure how this shows up in the Nook as i read other reviews looking as if they were being scanned in. Otherwise its worth reading different stories to my child. Rhonda
Mom2K More than 1 year ago
My little girl has loved this book since she was 18 mos old (she is now two and a half). Toddlers love the curious adventures of George. My friend's toddler kept asking to read my daughter's copy so her mom had to get her one too. Great value.
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Safyr_Drathmir More than 1 year ago
...and the big ones too. I got this for my child who's learning to read. The movies and cartoons can't quite capture the imagination like a good book. The formatting took a little getting used to, but otherwise as delightful as the hardback. A must for any Curious George fan.
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