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Sunday, September 2, 2018
THE JOURNEY that SAVED CURIOUS GEORGE: THE TRUE WARTIME ESCAPE of MARGARET and H.A. REY by Louise Borden
Published in 2016 by HMH Books for Young Readers.
This book is really three stories all wrapped up in one.
#1) It is the early biography of two authors and how they got started.
#2) It is also the story of how Curious George, the iconic children's book character came to be.
#3) And, most importantly, it is the story of how these authors and this character were almost snuffed out at the beginning of World War II because of their religion.
This edition of the book is designed to be used in a classroom. Not only is is wonderfully illustrated with both photographs and original drawings reminiscent of H.A. Rey's work, it also includes assignments and discussion questions at the end of the book.
I rate this book 4 stars out of 5. It can be found on Amazon.com here: The Journey that Saved Curious George.