“The Journey That Saved Curious George” by Louise Borden
Children who read this book and await their beloved Curious George to be the hero of the story will learn actually about the writers who invented the friendly monkey. A husband and wife, Hans and Margaret Rey are talented artists who share their love to animals and passion to their career. From their apartment in Paris they escaped the German invasion into France during World War II. Through an amazing journey southward by bicycle and train to Spain, then to Portugal and finally boarding a ship to Brazil, their tale is outlined in a diary. Details of the Reys flee is revealed by looking at their organized list of expenses. The final destination of New York City is where an American name will be given to the little monkey. This book teaches us both history and personal fate of individuals. Colorful illustrations by Allan Drummond match exactly the Reys humorus concepts known as the series of Curious George.