The journey that saved Curious George

the true wartime escape of Margret and H.A. Rey

72 pages

English language

Published Jan. 13, 2005 by Houghton Mifflin.


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In 1940, Hans and Margret Rey fled their Paris home as the German army advanced. They began their harrowing journey on bicycles, pedaling to Southern France with children’s book manuscripts among their few possessions.

Louise Borden combed primary resources, including Hans Rey’s pocket diaries, to tell this dramatic true story. Archival materials introduce readers to the world of Hans and Margret Rey while Allan Drummond dramatically and colorfully illustrates their wartime trek to a new home. Follow the Rey’s amazing story in this unique large format book that resembles a travel journal and includes full-color illustrations, original photos, actual ticket stubs and more. A perfect book for Curious George fans of all ages.

3 editions


  • Rey, Margret -- Juvenile literature
  • Rey, H. A. 1898- -- Juvenile literature
  • Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
  • Refugees, Jewish -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
  • Jewish authors -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
  • Curious George (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile literature
  • Children's stories -- Authorship -- Juvenile literature