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Margarete Elisabeth Waldstein was born in Hamburg on May 16, 1906. She briefly met her future husband, H. A. Rey, when she was a young girl, but then left for Hamburg to study art. They were reunited in 1935 in Rio de Janeiro, where Rey had gone to escape the political climate in Germany. Margret convinced Hans to leave the family business, and soon they were working together on a variety of projects. Hans and Margret were married in Brazil on August 16, 1935, but they soon moved to Paris. It was there that Hans published his first children's book, after a French publisher saw his newspaper cartoons of a giraffe and asked him to expand upon them. Raffy and the Nine Monkeys was the result, and the debuted the mischievous monkey named Curious George. After Raffy and the Nine Monkeys was published, the Reys began a book of Curious George's own. Before the new manuscript could be published, the Reys, both German Jews, found themselves being forced to flee the Nazi occupation. From Lisbon, they made their way to Brazil and on to New York City, where they began a whole new life as children's book authors. Curious George was published by Houghton Mifflin in 1941. All the Curious George books, including the seven original stories by Margret and Hans, have sold over 25 million copies and are so popular that the original story has never been out of print. Margret Rey passed away in 1996, but not before establishing the Curious George Foundation in 1989, which gives money to children and animals. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Despite being married, H.A. Rey and Margaret Rey are two different people. Please do not combine their separate author pages. Also, do not combine either Margaret or H.A. with pages that have both their names. Thank you.

Curious George (Author) 5,722 copies, 89 reviews
Curious George Makes Pancakes 1,717 copies, 9 reviews
Curious George Goes to the Hospital 1,598 copies, 14 reviews
Curious George Visits the Zoo (Editor) 1,308 copies, 11 reviews
Curious George Visits the Library 1,242 copies, 16 reviews
Curious George Goes Camping (Editor) 1,191 copies, 12 reviews
Curious George and the Firefighters 1,164 copies, 6 reviews
Curious George and the Pizza (Editor) 789 copies, 4 reviews
Curious George and the Dinosaur (Editor) 769 copies, 2 reviews
Curious George Goes to an Ice Cream Shop (Editor) 728 copies, 4 reviews
Curious George at the Aquarium 727 copies, 10 reviews
Curious George Goes to the Beach 702 copies, 7 reviews
Curious George Goes to School (Editor) 699 copies, 5 reviews
Pretzel 514 copies, 7 reviews
Curious George Takes a Train 511 copies, 5 reviews
Curious George's Dream 375 copies, 1 review
Curious George in the Big City 229 copies, 1 review
Curious George Goes to the Circus (Editor) 199 copies, 3 reviews
Spotty 175 copies, 4 reviews
Curious George at the Beach (Editor) 160 copies
Curious George Visits an Amusement Park (Editor) 152 copies, 1 review
Curious George Goes Hiking (Editor) 152 copies, 1 review
Curious George at the Ballet 144 copies, 1 review
Curious George Goes to the Zoo 141 copies, 2 reviews
Curious George Walks the Pets (Editor) 127 copies, 1 review
Curious George Bakes a Cake 114 copies, 2 reviews
Curious George at the Airport 109 copies, 1 review
Curious George Goes to the Dentist (Editor) 108 copies, 2 reviews
Curious George's Neighborhood (Author) 71 copies, 1 review
Billy's Picture 56 copies
The Family Storybook Treasury 54 copies, 1 review
Curious George: Color Fun (Author) 37 copies
The Curious George Library (Author) 23 copies
Favorite Stories 16 copies, 1 review
Curious George Hide-and-Seek (Author) 14 copies
Plet 1 copy
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