Curious George Softcover  -     By: H.A. Rey
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Curious George Softcover

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 1973 / Paperback

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George was curious. And, being a monkey, his curiosity led him to be captured by a nice man with a yellow hat who wanted to take him home from Africa to the zoo. Surprisingly enough, even after George was captured, he went on being curious and, as a result, had all sorts of amazing adventures on shipboard and in the big city where the man lived. One of these adventures brought out the whole Fire Department and landed George in prison. How he got out and what happened in the end make an exciting story! Recommended for ages 4 to 8.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 1973
Dimensions: 10 X 8 1/4 (inches)
ISBN: 039515023X
ISBN-13: 9780395150238
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 4-8
Series: Curious George

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Publisher's Description

In this, the original book about the curious monkey, George is taken from the jungle by the man in the yellow hat to live in a new home, but--oh, what happened! Though trying to be good, George is still very curious and takes a swim in the ocean, escapes from jail, and goes for a flying ride on a bunch of balloons. This treasured classic is where it all began for the curious, loveable monkey and is a must have for any children's book collection.

Author Bio

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.

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"Small children will wear the book out with affection." Horn Book

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