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The Journey That Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey

The Journey That Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey - Louise Borden, Allan Drummond The fascinating background story of Margret and H.A. Rey and their iconic character, Curious George. Finding themselves in France when Germany began their march through Europe in June 1940, the couple must find a way to flee, saving themselves and their precious not-yet-published manuscripts. They bicycle through France, take trains through Spain and Portugal, a ship to Brazil, and finally another ship to a new home in New York, all by October of the same year. Filled with documentary items and illustrations, this is a charming edition of a courageous couple's journey during a dramatic episode in world history. A link to my blog for more background on the man who helped them escape here.