In 1940, Hans and Margret Rey fled their Paris home as the German army advanced. They began their harrowing journey on bicycles, pedaling to Southern France with children’s book manuscripts among their few possessions.
Louise Borden combed primary resources, including Hans Rey’s pocket diaries, to tell this dramatic true story. Archival materials introduce readers to the world of Hans and Margret Rey while Allan Drummond dramatically and colorfully illustrates their wartime trek to a new home.
Follow the Reys' amazing story in this unique large format book that resembles a travel journal and includes full-color illustrations, original photos, actual ticket stubs and more. A perfect book for Curious George fans of all ages.
Amazon Exclusive: An Introduction and Photos from Louise Borden, Author of The Journey of Curious George
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Imagine our world without the famous little monkey Curious George!
He's a character that so many of us have grown up with, and like George, all of us are curious about the world in varying ways. Sometimes our explorations as kids and adults lead to hilarious mishaps or inspiring adventures. Sometimes our curiosity can change the world in amazing ways.
As a writer of children's books, I went on my own journey of antics and adventures in piecing together the long ago and unknown story of Margret and H. A. Rey's wartime escape from Paris in June of 1940.
Like George, I turned new corners and met new people who helped me. I traveled to exciting new places and learned new skills.
In the end, everything seemed to turn out well...just as it does for George.
Now, because of my curiosity, you, too, and everyone else, can know about the Reys' life story before they became famous and successful children's book creators. You can learn about George's first early escapes in The Journey That Saved Curious George.
|The Reys honeymooned at the Terrass Hotel in Paris||At the very beginning of World War II, the Reys spent several months at a chateau in the south of France||The Reys passed through Acquebouille as they fled from the German army||A map of the route that the Reys followed|
|A copy of the Reys' very first book for children, about a giraffe and nine monkeys||The Rey Archives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Notice my detective's magnifying glass!||Lay Lee Ong, executor of the Reys' estate||Students love to learn about the wartime journey that Margret and Hans took|
This is a wonderful adventure story that made me want to read the Curious George stories. I hadn't been a huge fan previously. Read morePublished 5 days ago by A. P. Smith
Good for teaching sequence and works well along with Jewish history month only issue is it is a touch long. Read morePublished 1 month ago by frances
I had already heard the story but found the illustrations wonderful. I am a Library Media Specialist and I purchased it for my eighth grade English teacher to use with her unit on... Read morePublished 1 month ago by G.Hassett
This book tells the journey that the authors took to escape the Nazi's and protect their manuscripts. It is written with nice detail and pictures. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jay A Boser
Wonderful book for parents, teachers, and kids. I thoroughly enjoyed and was amazed by the Reys' incredible real-life escape from the Nazis. Read morePublished 4 months ago by JAC
Great illustrations and story. Great way for parents to dig deeper into what their children are reading.Published 5 months ago by Julia