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Title:
Jorge el curioso
Author:
Rey, H. A. (Hans Augusto), 1898-1977.
Uniform Title:
Curious George. Spanish
Publication Information:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, [1993]

©1993
Physical Description:
54 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
The curiosity of a newly-captured monkey gets him into continual trouble.
General Note:
English title from cover.

Translation of: Curious George.
Language:
Spanish
Reading Level:
AD 270 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.6 0.5 5509.

Reading Counts RC K-2 1 2 Quiz: 06154.
ISBN:
9780395170755

9780395249093
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Summary

A Spanish translation of the original Curious George story.

Curious George, a favorite of millions of children all over the world, became Jorge el curioso when translated into Spanish more than fifteen years ago. Curious George, el personaje favorito de millones de niños de todo el mundo, tomó el nombre de Jorge el curioso hace más de quince años, cuando sus cuentos se empezaron a traducir al español.


Summary

A Spanish translation of the original Curious George story.

Curious George, a favorite of millions of children all over the world, became Jorge el curioso when translated into Spanish more than fifteen years ago. Curious George, el personaje favorito de millones de niños de todo el mundo, tomó el nombre de Jorge el curioso hace más de quince años, cuando sus cuentos se empezaron a traducir al español.


Author Notes

Hans Augusto Rey was born on September 16, 1898 in Hamburg, Germany. He escaped to Paris with his wife after the Nazi's invaded. While in Paris, Hans's animal drawings came to the attention of French publisher, who commissioned him to write a children's book. The result, Rafi and the Nine Monkeys, is little remembered today, but one of its characters, an adorably impish monkey named Curious George, was such a success that the couple considered writing a book just about him. Their work was interrupted with the outbreak of World War II. As Jews, the Reys decided to flee Paris before the Nazis seized the city. Hans built two bicycles, and they fled Paris just a few hours before it fell. Among the meager possessions they brought with them was the illustrated manuscript of Curious George.

The books were published by Houghton Mifflin in 1941. Curious George was an instant success, and the Reys were commissioned to write more adventures of the mischievous monkey and his friend, the Man in the Yellow Hat. They wrote seven stories in all. Their title Happy Halloween made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013. At first, Margret's name was left off the cover because there was a glut of women already writing children's fiction. In later editions, this was corrected, and Margret now receives full credit for her role in developing the stories.

H. A. Rey died in 1977 and in 1989 Margaret Rey established the Curious George Foundation to help creative children and prevent cruelty to animals.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Hans Augusto Rey was born on September 16, 1898 in Hamburg, Germany. He escaped to Paris with his wife after the Nazi's invaded. While in Paris, Hans's animal drawings came to the attention of French publisher, who commissioned him to write a children's book. The result, Rafi and the Nine Monkeys, is little remembered today, but one of its characters, an adorably impish monkey named Curious George, was such a success that the couple considered writing a book just about him. Their work was interrupted with the outbreak of World War II. As Jews, the Reys decided to flee Paris before the Nazis seized the city. Hans built two bicycles, and they fled Paris just a few hours before it fell. Among the meager possessions they brought with them was the illustrated manuscript of Curious George.

The books were published by Houghton Mifflin in 1941. Curious George was an instant success, and the Reys were commissioned to write more adventures of the mischievous monkey and his friend, the Man in the Yellow Hat. They wrote seven stories in all. Their title Happy Halloween made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013. At first, Margret's name was left off the cover because there was a glut of women already writing children's fiction. In later editions, this was corrected, and Margret now receives full credit for her role in developing the stories.

H. A. Rey died in 1977 and in 1989 Margaret Rey established the Curious George Foundation to help creative children and prevent cruelty to animals.

(Bowker Author Biography)