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Curious George Goes to the Hospital (Special Edition)

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ISBN-10: 0544764080

ISBN-13: 9780544764088

Edition: 1973

Authors: H. A. Rey, Margret Rey

List price: $17.99
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In this special edition, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the title, readers learn all about the hospital as George goes in for an operation to remove a puzzle piece he has eaten. Includes free downloadable audio read by actor John Krasinski,  a new afterword, and tips on how to prepare a child for a hospital stay.
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 1973
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 3/7/2017
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 56
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.13" long x 0.41" tall
Weight: 0.858
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,…