The journey that saved Curious George : the true wartime escape of Margret and H. A. Rey

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The journey that saved Curious George : the true wartime escape of Margret and H. A. Rey
Call No: J 940.5315 B72j

Call NumberJ 940.5315 B72j
Dates[2010]; ©2005
Statement of Responsibilityby Louise Borden ; illustrated by Allan Drummond.
Creators & ContributorsBorden, Louise (author)
Drummond, Allan (illustrator)
Rey, Margret (subject)
Rey, H. A. (Hans Augusto) (subject)
SummaryIn 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." —Publisher
ContentsPart I. Two artists
  • Childhoods in Germany
  • Teaming up in Brazil
  • A hotel in Paris
  • Books for children
  • War begins
  • The winter of 1940
  • Working by the sea
  • The terrible week
Part II. Escape from Paris
  • Paris in wartime
  • Plans to flee
  • A bicycle maker
  • Pedaling south
  • Help along the way
  • Weary refugees
  • Across Spain
  • Waiting in Lisbon
  • An ocean voyage
  • Waiting in Rio
  • A new home
Physical Description 72 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour maps ; 28 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherBoston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
AudienceSchool Library Journal recommendation: Grades 4–8