Wednesday, November 7, 2007
The Journey That Saved Curious George - The Ture Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey by Louise Borden
If Hitler and the Nazis had had their way, we may never have heard of a certain little monkey with an insatiable curiosity named George. The Journey That Saved Curious George is about the wartime escape of George's creators, Margret and H.A. Rey. The Reys were living in France when Adolph Hitler and his German army swept across Europe, conquering other countries. It was especially dangerous for the Reys because they were Jewish. This book tells about their brave escape on bicycles from Paris to Lisbon, Portugal. One of H.A.'s manuscripts, which later became the first Curious George book, made the trip, too! This book by Louise Borden, with illustrations by Allan Drummond, includes photographs, original illustrations, and details about the Rey's early lives, as well as what happened to them after the war.