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Margret & H.A. Rey's Curious George visits the library
Other title(s):
Margret and H.A. Rey's Curious George visits the library

Curious George visits the library
ISBN:
9780618065653

9780618065684

9780613902045

9781480680241

9780547550749

9780547550756

9780439634366

9780544114500

9781599614199
Publication Information:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2003.
Physical Description:
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Summary:
George is lucky to arrive at the library just in time for story hour. But it's not easy for a little monkey to sit still too long. From selecting books to getting his very own library card, George's day at the library makes reading fun.
Program Information:
Reading Counts K-2 2.3 2.0 Quiz: 33916.

Accelerated Reader Lower Grades 2.9 0.5 Quiz: 73008.

AR 2.9 0.5.

Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.9 0.5 73008.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.3 2 Quiz: 33916 Guided reading level: J.
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Summary

George is lucky to arrive at the library just in time for story hour.But it's not easy for a little monkey to sit still too long.From selecting books to getting his very own library card, George's day at the library makes reading fun.


Author Notes

Hans Augusto Rey was born on September 16, 1898 in Hamburg, Germany. He escaped to Paris with his wife after the Nazi's invaded. While in Paris, Hans's animal drawings came to the attention of French publisher, who commissioned him to write a children's book. The result, Rafi and the Nine Monkeys, is little remembered today, but one of its characters, an adorably impish monkey named Curious George, was such a success that the couple considered writing a book just about him. Their work was interrupted with the outbreak of World War II. As Jews, the Reys decided to flee Paris before the Nazis seized the city. Hans built two bicycles, and they fled Paris just a few hours before it fell. Among the meager possessions they brought with them was the illustrated manuscript of Curious George.

The books were published by Houghton Mifflin in 1941. Curious George was an instant success, and the Reys were commissioned to write more adventures of the mischievous monkey and his friend, the Man in the Yellow Hat. They wrote seven stories in all. Their title Happy Halloween made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013. At first, Margret's name was left off the cover because there was a glut of women already writing children's fiction. In later editions, this was corrected, and Margret now receives full credit for her role in developing the stories.

H. A. Rey died in 1977 and in 1989 Margaret Rey established the Curious George Foundation to help creative children and prevent cruelty to animals.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

Horn Book Review

George fills a book cart at the library with books he wants to read and decorates his house for his own surprise birthday party in two more books based on Rey's curious monkey. The pattern in these stories is predictable, and Weston's illustrations, in the style of H. A. Rey, are energetic and pleasant but undistinguished. [Review covers these titles: [cf2]Curious George and the Birthday Surprise[cf1] and [cf2]Curious George Visits the Library[cf1].] From HORN BOOK Spring 2004, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.