Synopses & Reviews
This handsome gift set includes the top-selling The Complete Adventures of Curious George plus an unabridged audio collection.
Featuring not only all seven original Curious George stories (Curious George, Curious George Flies a Kite, Curious George Gets a Medal, Curious George Goes to the Hospital, Curious George Rides a Bike, Curious George Takes a Job, and Curious George Learns the Alphabet), the special collectorand#8217;s edition also includes a bonus photo album of the Reys, an introduction by Leonard Marcus, and an essay by Dee Jones. The book is packaged with five CDs that include audio recordings of the stories, available with and without turn signals, for three and a half hours of entertainment. CDs are packaged in reusable paper slipcase.
About the Author
The Reys were born in Hamburg, Germany. Hans Augusto Rey (1898-1977) met his wife-to-be, Margret (1906-1996), at a party in her fathers home in Germany; when he first caught a glimpse of her, she was sliding down the banister. In their twenties and thirties they lived in Paris and in Rio de Janeiro, where Hans sold bathtubs in villages along the Amazon River. Eventually Cambridge, Massachusetts, became the Reys home and community. Throughout their lives the Reys created many lively books together, including SPOTTY, PRETZEL, and lift-the-flap books such as HOW DO YOU GET THERE? The manuscript of 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. Their incorrigible little monkey has become an American icon, selling millions of books and capturing the hearts of readers everywhere. 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.