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Author photo. portrait of H.A.Rey in early seventies reading to children at Cambridge Adult Education Center by Elsa Dorfman, www.elsa.photo.net

portrait of H.A.Rey in early seventies reading to children at Cambridge Adult Education Center by Elsa Dorfman, www.elsa.photo.net

H. A. Rey (1898–1977)

Author of Curious George

Includes the names: H.A.Rey, Hans Augusto Rey, By (author) H. A. Rey
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Disambiguation Notice

Despite being married, H.A. Rey and Margret Rey are two different people. Please do not combine their separate author pages. Also, do not combine either Margret or H.A. with pages that have both their names.

Curious George 4,595 copies, 80 reviews
Curious George Rides a Bike 2,341 copies, 26 reviews
Curious George Gets a Medal 1,567 copies, 11 reviews
Curious George Flies a Kite 1,405 copies, 10 reviews
Curious George Goes to the Hospital (Author) 1,319 copies, 12 reviews
Curious George Makes Pancakes 1,294 copies, 8 reviews
Curious George Takes a Job 1,243 copies, 11 reviews
The Stars: A New Way to See Them 1,122 copies, 8 reviews
Curious George Visits the Library 1,046 copies, 16 reviews
Curious George and the Puppies 955 copies, 5 reviews
Find the Constellations 830 copies, 6 reviews
Curious George Learns the Alphabet 658 copies, 16 reviews
Curious George and the Dump Truck 594 copies, 2 reviews
Curious George Goes to the Beach 554 copies, 7 reviews
Curious George at the Aquarium 538 copies, 10 reviews
Curious George Visits a Toy Store 502 copies, 4 reviews
Curious George in the Snow 435 copies, 4 reviews
Pretzel 426 copies, 8 reviews
Curious George Goes to a Movie 423 copies, 1 review
Curious George Plays Baseball 412 copies, 2 reviews
Curious George Takes a Train 410 copies, 3 reviews
Curious George's ABCs 368 copies, 4 reviews
Curious George and the Bunny 344 copies, 4 reviews
Curious George's Dream 306 copies, 1 review
Curious You: On Your Way! (Illustrator) 298 copies, 9 reviews
Curious George's Opposites 221 copies, 4 reviews
Curious George and the Rocket 196 copies, 1 review
Curious George in the Big City 189 copies, 1 review
Curious George's Are You Curious? (Illustrator) 184 copies
Spotty 145 copies, 3 reviews
Curious George at the Ballet 119 copies, 1 review
Curious George at the Zoo 114 copies, 2 reviews
Curious George Goes to the Zoo 102 copies, 2 reviews
Curious George at the Airport 84 copies, 1 review
See the Circus 66 copies, 1 review
Curious George's Neighborhood (Author) 59 copies, 1 review
Sweet Dreams, Curious George (Illustrator) 52 copies, 1 review
Billy's Picture 49 copies
Know the stars 35 copies
Curious George: Color Fun (Author) 25 copies
Curious George Joins the Team 20 copies, 11 reviews
The Curious George Library (Author) 19 copies
Favorite Stories 14 copies, 1 review
Curious George Hide-and-Seek (Author) 13 copies
Curious George Curious About Phonics: How Many? (Author; Illustrator) 8 copies, 1 review
Whose House? 6 copies
Curious George Rides a Bike (Author) 5 copies
Farm Babies 5 copies
Katy No-Pocket (Sandpiper) (Illustrator) 1,310 copies, 13 reviews
The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury (Author) 1,244 copies, 14 reviews
Merry Christmas, Curious George (Series Creator) 790 copies, 6 reviews
Curious George's Dinosaur Discovery (Creator) 455 copies, 1 review
Curious George Plants A Tree (Creator) 332 copies, 6 reviews
Curious George Plants a Seed (Creator) 279 copies, 1 review
Curious George: A Winter's Nap (Creator) 257 copies, 3 reviews
Happy Easter, Curious George (Creator) 220 copies, 1 review
Curious George Says Thank You (Creator) 191 copies, 1 review
Curious George: The Kite (Creator) 152 copies, 1 review
Curious George Cleans Up (Creator) 123 copies, 1 review
Curious George: Piñata Party (Creator) 115 copies
Don't Frighten the Lion (Illustrator) 107 copies, 2 reviews
Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George (Creator) 106 copies, 1 review
Curious George Saves His Pennies (Creator) 103 copies, 2 reviews
Curious George: A Home for Honeybees (Creator) 88 copies, 1 review
Curious George: Farm to Table (Creator) 88 copies
Curious George Colors Eggs (Creator) 88 copies
Curious George: Dinosaur Tracks (Creator) 80 copies, 1 review
Curious George: Home Run (Creator) 62 copies, 1 review
Curious George Plays Mini Golf (Creator) 59 copies, 1 review
Happy Hanukkah, Curious George (Creator) 53 copies
Where Is Curious George? (Creator) 51 copies, 1 review
The Family Storybook Treasury 46 copies, 1 review
Curious George: The Perfect Carrot (Creator, some editions) 45 copies
It's Ramadan, Curious George (Creator) 42 copies, 2 reviews
Happy St. Patrick's Day, Curious George (Creator) 41 copies, 1 review
Curious George: Chasing Waves (Creator) 38 copies
Curious George: Fire Dog Rescue (Creator) 37 copies, 1 review
Curious George: Lost and Found (Creator) 32 copies
Curious George Discovers Germs (Creator) 29 copies
Where is Curious George? Around the Town (Creator) 29 copies, 1 review
Curious George Windy Delivery (Creator) 29 copies
Curious George: Race Day (Series Creator) 23 copies, 1 review
Curious George: Discovery Day (Creator) 23 copies, 2 reviews
Curious George: Circus Act (Series Creator) 21 copies
Curious George: Dragon Dance (Creator) 20 copies
Curious George: Museum Mystery (Creator) 18 copies, 1 review
Curious George Grows a Garden (Creator) 16 copies
Happy Birthday, Curious George (Creator) 16 copies
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H.A. Rey was born Hans Augusto Reyersbach in Hamburg, Germany, as was his future wife Margarete Elisabeth Waldstein, known as Margret. Both of them had German Jewish fathers. The couple first met in Hamburg as teenagers. They met again in 1935 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where Hans was working as a salesman and Margret had gone to escape the Nazis regime in Germany. They married that year and moved to Paris. There Hans's animal drawings came to the attention of a publisher, who commissioned him to write a children's book that contained a monkey character called Curious George. In June 1940, the couple fled the German invasion of France on bicycles made by Hans, with only the clothes on their backs and the manuscript of a new book about Curious George. They reached Bayonne, France where they managed to obtain visas for Spain; from there, they went on to the USA, settling in New York City. They sold Curious George to Houghton Mifflin, which published it in 1941. It was an instant success, and the Reys were commissioned to write more books about the mischievous monkey and his friend, the Man in the Yellow Hat. They wrote seven stories in all, with Hans mainly doing the illustrations and Margret working mostly on the text, though they cooperating fully in every stage of development. The Curious George books have sold more than 25 million copies around the world and the original story has never been out of print. The Reys moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1963 and lived there until Hans's death in 1977. A children's bookstore named Curious George & Friends (formerly Curious George Goes to Wordsworth) was founded in Cambridge Square the 1990s by friends.
Disambiguation notice
Despite being married, H.A. Rey and Margret Rey are two different people. Please do not combine their separate author pages. Also, do not combine either Margret or H.A. with pages that have both their names.

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