The Wartime Escape: Margret and H. A. Rey’s Journey from France
February 12 through June 20, 2015
Beloved monkey Curious George, the main character in children’s books and animated episodes shown on PBS, almost didn’t exist. Margret and H.A. Rey, creators of Curious George, were German-Jews honeymooning in Paris in June 1940, just after Hitler commenced the invasion of France.
This exhibit chronicles the Reys’ escape from France and the Nazis. During their harrowing journey partially by bicycle, they carried with them the manuscript that would be the impetus for the mischievous primate known to generations as Curious George.
When author Louise Borden heard about the Reys’ little known story she researched their escape route and wrote a book about their extraordinary journey to freedom. This special exhibit is a visual extension of Louise Borden’s book for young readers, The Journey That Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey. The exhibit is suitable for Curious George fans of all ages.
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April 25, 2015
North Park Center
Story time featuring the Journey That Saved Curious George in English and French.