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Curious George Gets a Medal (Read-Aloud)

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ISBN-10: 0544149874

ISBN-13: 9780544149878

Edition: 1957

Authors: H. A. Rey, Margret Rey

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After repeatedly disastrous efforts to get himself out of trouble, George ends up being the first monkey in space.
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Book details

List price: $6.99
Copyright year: 1957
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 9/11/1974
Binding: E-Book 
Pages: 48
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.13" long
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

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…    

Margarete Elisabeth Waldstein was born in Hamburg on May 16, 1906. She briefly met her future husband, H. A. Rey, when she was a young girl, but then left for Hamburg to study art. They were reunited in 1935 in Rio de Janeiro, where Rey had gone to escape the political climate in Germany. Margret convinced Hans to leave the family business, and soon they were working together on a variety of projects. Hans and Margret were married in Brazil on August 16, 1935, but they soon moved to Paris. It was there that Hans published his first children's book, after a French publisher saw his newspaper cartoons of a giraffe and asked him to expand upon them. Raffy and the Nine Monkeys was the result,…