The Journey That Saved Curious George (Paperback)

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

By Allan Drummond (Illustrator), Louise Borden

Houghton Mifflin, 9780547417462, 70pp.

Publication Date: August 16, 2010



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.

Praise For The Journey That Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey

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

"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