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The Complete Adventures of Curious George

Still Curious After All These Years

“This is 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. He’s been the world’s 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 books—Curious 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).

First, The Complete Adventures of Curious George 60th Anniversary edition celebrates George’s 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.

Curious 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 (1898–1977) and Margret (1906–1996) 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.

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