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On June 14, 1940, Hans and Margret Rey fled Paris as the German army invaded the city. Escaping on bicycles, they took only winter coats and four picture books strapped to the racks. Among those books were the watercolors and a rough text for Fifi, later known to the world as Curious George. However, when Curious George was actually published in the United States in 1941, these original watercolors were not used for the printing. Hans Rey was required by his editor to redraw the entire book, creating preseparated art, so that costs would be minimal. The Reys retained the original art and would, on rare occasion, treat carefully chosen friends and collectors to George as he was first envisioned in Paris those many years ago. During their lifetimes they parted with only five pieces of the extraordinary art. For this edition, the original Curious George drawings have been retrieved and reassembled, using modern reproductive techniques.
The classic story of a mischievous little monkey and his human companion, the man in the yellow hat, is presented in an edition featuring the original artwork
Number of Pages: 58
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Action + Adventure / General
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: H. A. Rey
Street Date: October 26, 1998
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-9384
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