The Journey That Saved Curious George

The True Wartime Escape of Margaret and H.A. Rey

By Louise Borden; Allan Drummond (Illustrator)
(Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780618339242, 72pp.)

Publication Date: September 2005

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Description

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 Rey’s 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.




About the Author
Louise Borden graduated from Denison University with a degree in history. She taught first graders and preschoolers and later was a part-owner of a bookstore in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition to writing children's books, she also speaks regularly to young students about the writing process. Her books include Good Luck, Mrs. K!", which won the Christopher Medal, " and The A+ Custodian". She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, and you can visit her at LouiseBorden.com.

Allan Drummond holds a B.A. in graphic design and anM.A. in illustration. In 2004 he became chair of the Savannah College of Art and Design. www.allandrummond.com.


Praise For The Journey That Saved Curious George

"A stirring, uplifting, and elegantly packaged saga."--Publishers Weekly, starred Publishers Weekly, Starred

"More than a first biography of picture book icons, this is a fine introduction to the period for young children, a model of documentation, and an exceptionally inviting and well-designed book." --Horn Book Horn Book

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