Beekeeping, Gardening and Quilting in Eastern Wake County, North Carolina

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Curious George

Curious George turns 75!  The first Curious George book was published in 1941.  The Reys wrote seven stories about Curious George and more books were released in the 1980s and a series of books called the New Adventures continues today.
Curious George appears on television, movies and the little monkey has six apps for mobile phones and tablets.  He is funny and I enjoy watching his show on television (I don't know what that says about me). 
A couple of interesting facts - the authors were Jewish and had to flee Paris on bicycles - they carried only the essential items - warm coats, food and five book manuscripts, including "Curious George".  Eventually they made their way to New York City and the rest is history.  "The Journey That Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey" by Louise Borden at the library or bookstore.  On my list to read.