George. He lived in Africa. He was a good little monkey and always
very curious. With these words, H. A. and Margret Rey introduced
the world to Curious George in 1941 and secured a place for him
in the hearts of millions. Hes been the worlds most
popular monkey for sixty years, and he shows no signs of slowing
down. Houghton Mifflin is pleased to be releasing a special 60th
anniversary edition of The Complete Adventures of Curious George
, as well as two new Curious George booksCurious George Goes to a Costume Party
and Curious George in the Big City
(both illustrated in the style of H. A. Rey by Martha Weston).
Complete Adventures of Curious George 60th Anniversary edition
celebrates Georges birthday by pairing his best-loved adventures
with several exciting new pieces about him. The inclusion of an
introduction by critic Leonard Marcus, a retrospective note by
publisher Anita Silvey, and a cataloged history of the Reys by
curator Dee Jones makes this collection a fun and fascinating
portrait of a classic character and his unique creators.
George Goes to a Costume Party
is a wacky Halloween adventure
involving creepy noises, a trunkful of costumes, and one little
monkey jumping on the bed. Only Curious George could turn the
search for a perfect Halloween costume into so much fun!
Then, holiday shopping will never be the same after Curious George
takes a crack at it in Curious
George in the Big City
. When George is accidentally separated
from the man with the yellow hat, he winds up on a whirlwind tour
of the big city (which looks suspiciously like New York).
Hans Augusto (18981977) and Margret (19061996) Rey
were married in 1935. After many years of traveling, the Reys
made Cambridge, Massachusetts, their home and community. Throughout
their lives the Reys created many lively titles together, but
it is their incorrigible little monkey, Curious George, who has
become an American icon, selling millions of books and capturing
the hearts of readers everywhere.